As with basically any consumer product on the market today, cables and cords are a thing of the past. Whatever can be wireless will be wireless – and speakers are no exception.
But sometimes you don’t want a big set of speakers taking up valuable room in your living quarters, sometimes you just want something tiny, maybe to carry it around and play your favourite tunes, no matter if you’re in the office or in your car.
That’s where mini Bluetooth speakers come in, and there are a lot of those on the market. There are two things every mini speaker must have in order to be a good product: the quality of sound, and a long lasting battery.
Quality of sound is always tricky with smaller devices, especially if you’re a bass freak wanting for some powerful lows. However, as you will see below, there are some speakers that can satisfy your electro needs, even though they’re packed tiny.
Besides the quality of sound, every portable speaker must have a good, long-lasting battery. One might think that having a tiny unit means longer working hours; you must keep in mind that the battery also has to be smaller in order to fit inside a small case.
The tiny size of this device makes it hard to believe it can bring the punch, but as some people like to say, the strongest poison is kept in tiny bottles.
That’s exactly what TBMax QinDrum is – a 1.4×1.4×1.5 inches small Bluetooth speaker, an ideal gift or a replacement for a broken smartphone speaker.
It can be connected with a whole array of devices, including the latest from Apple and Samsung.
Besides the regular use, as a keychain music player or a replacement for a broken smartphone speaker, it can also be used for hands-free call answering, because it has a built-in microphone.
The rechargeable battery can last for as long as six hours of continuous music, and its Bluetooth range goes up to 10 meters (33 feet).
Even though it’s a tiny unit, it still has built in functions like play, stop, pause, next, and volume controls.
The TBMax QuinDrum Bluetooth speaker can be bought for as low as $12.99.
If you’re looking for a gift, any audiophile will be joyed to see one of these babies in his possession.
The DKnight MagicBox is the size of a smartphone, but has two built-in speakers with the power of 6 watts, meaning they can reproduce some nasty and powerful music.
The device supports wireless music streaming via New Bluetooth 3.0, and has an integrated, rechargeable Li-ion battery that can last up to 10 hours of continuous playtime.
The DKnight’s unit is one of the lighter speakers on the market, weighing at only 8.3 ounces, even though it comes with two 40mml speakers.
On top of the device are all the necessary controls, including play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind, as well as the button to answer phone calls, in case you paired the device with your smartphone.
Its starting price is $99.99, but can be found for as low as $31.99.
There are two main reasons why Joyiqi Mini is one of the best portable speakers out there: one is the price – it’s priced at only $29.99 and can be bought for $12.50, even though it’s worth much, much more.
The second reason is that it’s one of the rare mini Bluetooth speakers that support a mini SD card, meaning you don’t even need a Bluetooth device to play your music.
Apart from that, the Joyiqi plays music from any Bluetooth enabled device, and supports A2DP, AVRCP, headset, as well as hands free profiles.
The controls are cutely hidden in the bottom of the tube-like speaker, allowing for some basic controls like play, pause, stop, etc.
It comes equipped with a built-in 450 mA/h rechargeable battery that can last up to five hours. It’s not the longest lasting battery out there, but for $12.50, it’s more than a bargain.
Etekcity’s RoverBeats T3 is one of those speakers that focuses most on what’s really important – the quality of sound.
It has a built-in CSR Bluetooth chipset and the enhanced bass resonator, which offer class-leading performance for crystal clear and incredible sound quality. It will work great for playing back music, movies, and games.
As with all other mini speakers, RoverBeats work great with all the Bluetooth-enabled devices, and has the range of 10 meters (33 feet).
Its starting price is $24.99, but can be bought for $19.99, making it a very attractive product.
The Etekcity’s RoverBeats has a rechargeable battery that can last up to seven hours on a single charge.
With dimensions of 4.9 x 3.1 x 2.9 inches, it’s very compact, and also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, enabling playback even for devices without Bluetooth support.
It weighs 9.4 ounces, making it easy and convenient to carry wherever you want to go.