The X-Mini UNO Mono Capsule Speaker is a small yet powerful little speaker that travels quite well. Barely a few inches tall, the sound is much clearer than we expected for the diminutive (3.5 input) speaker.
Available in a variety of color options, the X-mini UNO features an internal battery that promises up to 20 hours of playback. On average, we found no problem hitting the 10-12 hour mark on full charges. Naturally this changes with the volume levels and results will vary.
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The X-mini features ceramic drivers to help deliver the clear highs and warm bass sounds. Don’t get us wrong – this is not going to be the speaker of choice for long term spots. No, this is the perfect companion to toss in a bag for road trips, music at the office, or conference rooms. As you might suspect, the X-mini expands to provide a richer sound with better lows. Collapsed you’re looking at under two inches and expanded you’re barely hitting four inches.
Unlike other models we’ve tested in this space, the X-mini does a great job of staying put. If you’ve ever spent time playing music through one of these capsule speakers then you know they like to dance around. Thanks to an internal weight, the X-mini UNO stays where you place it.
What we liked:
- Better than expected sound for size
- Six color options to suit taste
- Doesn’t hop around like other models
- Above average battery time
Room for improvement:
- Tendency to sound shrill at high volumes
- Would like to see Bluetooth option
Where to buy:
You can learn more about the X-Mini at the company website where they sell them for $49.99. Head to Amazon, however and you could score one of six colors (green, red, blue, orange, purple, gun metal) for $39.99 each. While there, check out some of the other models, including some for less than $20 a piece.