Review: Xiaomi Mi Speaker mini Bluetooth speaker for $13.29

What does it take when the weather is good to chill out in the sun? A loudspeaker for the right musical accompaniment. We got this little speaker from Xiaomi, who now provides us with the latest radio programme in the office.
Xiaomi Mini Bluetooth Speaker Comparison
Speaker 2W
Battery pack 480mAh (4-6 hours running time, depending on volume)
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 1in
Weight 2,1oz
Delivery Speaker, Operating Instructions

In terms of design of the Xiaomi Mini Bluetooth Speaker , you have to salute Xiaomi once again. Like most of their products, this little Bluetooth speaker looks great, even if some say it’s often copied elsewhere. You can’t make a loudspeaker any simpler: The round aluminium housing is all you can see, the micro-USB connector is on the underside. It’s made of silicone, which also prevents the speaker from slipping too easily. The only button that is used for switching on and off is also integrated here.

handy Xiaomi Mini Speaker
Musicbox for your pocket

The sound is really good for a speaker of this size. Especially at maximum volume, the bass is a bit muffled and the treble a bit tinny, which isn’t noticeable with every music style and is still within acceptable limits. Both sound quality and volume are sufficient for the living room or picnic blanket.

Xiaomi Mini Bluetooth Speaker Connection
Hardly visible above the power button is a holder for a loop, next to the USB port is a small LED

Besides this, there are only a few anomalies. Connecting via Bluetooth 4.0 worked smoothly with all devices, but not with two at the same time. The instruction is – typical for Xiaomi – only in Chinese, so you have to use the speaker with learning by doing. As it only is a small speaker, there’s no huge mystery in using it.

Conclusion for the Xiaomi Mi Speaker: Even though I described it quite soberly, I really like it. In contrast to (almost) all other speakers, this speaker really fits in your pocket, and can therefore always be there in summer. If you like the design and want to have a Bluetooth loudspeaker with you even without a lot of luggage, you can strike here.

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After joining the team in late 2015 I quickly fell in love with aerial photography. Today I review most of our drones. I'm also interested in gaming related gadgets.

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Comments (2)

  • 31.01.18 um 15:56

    Banglador71

    I have to say, for this size the sound quality is amazing. Xiaomi is always a pretty good value!

  • 19.03.19 um 16:52

    Norbet maropo

    It’s nice

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