The Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth speaker is a mid range high performance speaker with good quality sound. It is often compared with the Earson audio boxes and for each brand there are proponents. It supports most Android and IOS devices, has a long battery time and a modern futuristic nice design. Also other devices with a Bluetooth option like computers,tablets and laptops are supported. The main cons are the charging time and the missing volume buttons on the Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth speaker to increase or decrease the sound. The Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth speaker was bought at Gearbest for a price off $22,56 and was shipped within 14 days to the Netherlands. For an extra dollar Gearbest can send them from their EU warehouse directly. A lot of china Wholesale websites are offering them within the same price range. So time to test it out ourselves.
Pro’s and Con’s
Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth speaker
|Model||Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker|
|Speaker Battery Capacity||1200mAh|
|Working Voltage||5V 0.5A|
|Compatible With||Mobile Phone, Laptop|
|Transmission Distance||W/O obstacles 10m|
|Product Weight||0.227 kg|
|Product Size (L x W x H)||12.4 x 6.0 x 2.7 cm / 4.87 x 2.36 x 1.06 inches|
This review began when the package arrived. From order to delivery (Netherlands) it took 14 days.
Opening the package and I was thrilled to discover if the specification from the website where equal to those I wanted to measure.The Portable Original Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker comes with one cable. A Micro-USB USB adapter cable. The manual which I received was a Chinese manual, so I had to discover by myself and the internet how this speaker will work. Fortunate enough I’m not the only one and forums helped me to solve it. The Xiaomi Wireless Bluetooth speaker had an micro-usb portal and one switch ON/OFF button at the side part op the speaker. There is one LED light which indicates the battery life.
Battery Life & Charging
After unpacking the speaker worked for at least 60 minutes nonstop before the battery was depleted. First time it took almost 5 hours to completely recharged the battery. During time the battery is recharging the color of the little led light is red. When it’s fully charged it turns blue. With a full battery the speaker runs for 4 hours. I measured this 3 times. The second time the battery was depleted it took 4 hours to refill the battery and again its was empty after 3 hours of partysounds.
This speaker connects wireless by bluetooth to any smartphone of tablet. I tried it with different iPhones(4/5s/6) and even with a Samsung Galaxy S5. I also used in combination with my iPad second generation and had no problem at all. When you connect with the speaker, you will hear two beeps coming form the speaker, You are ready to go! I used this speaker in multiple spaces: In my living room, the kitchen, at the beach and even in my bathroom. As long as the device to which the speaker is connect is within a range of 5 meter you’re all good. Further away the connection will began to cease to exist.So when you’re at the beach with some friends enjoying the day with some good music, remember to leave you’re phone when you going to get drinks.
The speakers as no volume switch, so you have to use the volume switch of the device connected to the speaker.
The sound it produces is good. If you’re in to music with a loads of bass then this speaker might be a little disappointing. But for general pop-music it works fine. The down site of this speaker is that there is no way to tell if the battery if half full, of net to empty. The only way to tell is when the music stops.
For this price it is an excellent wireless bluetooth speaker, good for some outdoor activities with friends.
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