X-Mi X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule iPod / MP3 Speaker - RRP £29.99 - just £13.99 delivered @ Play
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X-Mi X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule iPod / MP3 Speaker - RRP £29.99 - just £13.99 delivered @ Play

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Found 9th Sep 2009Made hot 9th Sep 2009
Great price for this - cheapest i have seen yet ...

XMI Singapore presents the all new second generation X-mini capsule speaker, an audio revolution in a box! Retaining the best characteristics of its first generation, the 2nd generation comes packed with vastly improved features & functions that will bring greater audio experience to its user.

# Compact size, Matte black finish
# High quality sound, with clear bass resonance
# 11 hours of continuous playback from one charge
# Included USB charging cable, felt bag
# Integrated 3.5mm audio lead

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New, larger 40mm driver delivers superb sound clarity:

The X-mini II introduces a larger 40mm driver to project richer and fuller sounds resulting in superior end-user experience from its innovative capsule design. Be it for individual or group entertainment, the X-mini II is the perfect audio enhancement for any music or video player of your choice.

Playback time tripled to 11 hours for longer, superior on-the-go audio:

Not only does the new design deliver unsurpassed audio quality, it now performs even longer. Three times the capacity of its predecessor, the new X-mini II comes with a new built-in high capacity rechargeable battery capable of sustained output for 11 hours of nonstop audio pleasure.

Built-in retractable 3.5mm audio cable offers hassle-free portability

Modular 'buddy-Jack' design: connect a row of X-Minis II for jaw dropping audio. This all new system enables you to connect one X-mini II to another, capable of forming an almost endless "daisy chain" of self-powered, bass-enhanced portable speaker system. With this new feature, you can now combine your X-mini II together with your friends to hold a spontaneous party anywhere you go. To eliminate cumbersome audio cables dangling from the speaker, XMI has designed a connecting audio cable that can be tucked neatly into the base for a cleaner and sleeker look.

About the Award Winning X-mini Capsule Speaker
Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards (Germany) and the Infocomm Singapore Awards, which is the top innovation award in Singapore. The X-mini capsule speaker is revolutionary in the world of portable audio technology, striking the perfect balance of pocketsize portability and uncompromising sound quality. The X-mini has a patented extendable vacuum that mimics the resonance of a sub-woofer (Bass Xpansion System or BXS) capable of producing explosive volume and bass over ten times its physical size.


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I'ts a long time since I've seen anything with such unanimously positive reviews. I think I'll give it a try, cheers!

i've got one of these. Great sound quality for such a small speaker.

Is this the one featured on 'Something for the Weekend' last Sunday?

Ooooo, i'm very tempted!! I already have one of the JBL on tour speakers. Does anybody have both to compare? In depth review here: youtube.com/wat…w2U

My favourite comment in the reviews:

"Had it down to my Scout hut today, and the woods were literally alive with the sound of metal! Just brilliant!"

Hot!

Banned

I have this: play.com/Ele…tml

Do you guys think this is better than what i have?

I bought one of these a couple of months ago when they had been reduced to £15. It is an amazing little speaker, about the size of a large tangerine, with the sound quality being excellent and surprisingly loud.
I also have a JBL on tour speaker and the sound quality from the X-mini is as good if not better, especially considering its size.

MBeeching;6246898

Is this the one featured on 'Something for the Weekend' last Sunday?



]These are the ones

Does anyone know if this works with the Iphone 3gs?

mccrimmon;6247236

Does anyone know if this works with the Iphone 3gs?



it works with anything that has a 3.5mm headphone jack

mccrimmon;6247236

Does anyone know if this works with the Iphone 3gs?



yeah works with any audio device which uses a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

I got one of these when they were at £15 from amazon, great purchase, tiny device but deceptively good quality sound and output.

Ridiculous .... I JUST bought 4 of them from Amazon and received them yesterday at £16.99 each

And they won't refund the difference.


Damnit, I know it's only £12, but that's almost another X-Mini at Play's rates!



Grrrrr, do I return them to Amazon and get them from Play making back a little less than £8, or do I cut my losses.

lol, this website's made me into such a cheapskate! :-/

If you pair them with the Fiio E5 headphone amp (available from DX, mp4nation etc. for about £10) the sound is even better! The speakers literally jump off the table when you are playing some bassy tunes!

:thumbsup:

yabbas;6247327

Ridiculous .... I JUST bought 4 of them from Amazon and received them … Ridiculous .... I JUST bought 4 of them from Amazon and received them yesterday at £16.99 each :(And they won't refund the difference.Damnit, I know it's only £12, but that's almost another X-Mini at Play's rates!Grrrrr, do I return them to Amazon and get them from Play making back a little less than £8, or do I cut my losses.lol, this website's made me into such a cheapskate! :-/



Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two up, it become stereo, or is it still Mono but from 2 speakers?

:thumbsup: Awsome little speaker perfect for taking on hols. Just ordered a 2nd one now it's on offer. Get one, you'll love it

I got one of these the other week purley on the reviews. I didnt need anything like this but im glad i got it. If i plug this into my laptop and use spotify it really does make a difference. (i normally wouldnt bother playing music through crappy laptop speakers) Everyone who has seen it has been impressed. Im going to get one for as many people as poss for christmas so we can link them all togther. They come charged and charge lasts for ages.

Im not going to lie to you this is such a cool wee toy for 15 quid or whatever it is!

kristianity77;6247507

:thumbsup:Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two … :thumbsup:Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two up, it become stereo, or is it still Mono but from 2 speakers?




yeah i wanted to know that too.

kristianity77;6247507

:thumbsup:Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two … :thumbsup:Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two up, it become stereo, or is it still Mono but from 2 speakers?



It's mono, from two speakers.

Hmmmm, I think I'll get a refund and cut my losses with amazon.


Actually - if you browse Play's website for the X-Mini you'll find the X-Mini Max 2 is being released at the end of the month. Looks like they're clearing stock ;-)


I'm gonna pre-rder the max 2. Stops me F;ing around with cables and splitters and the like! :whistling:

Oh - and to clarify: they only way you'll get stereo from the X-Mini is by using a splitter cable (stereo jack to 2 * mono Left and Right.) If you've got a laptop with 2 * headphone jacks, you can set it up to output right and left on different channels.


X-Mini 2 Max is the way forward, lol.

Additionally, there's an extra hour playback time and the speakers have a directional shroud on top which should amplify the sound! (One of the problems with the original XMini was that the sound was output above the listening field. ok - you could get a ringbinder and angle them that way...)

Good stuff, heat and rep added! Perfect for my Dad's iPod methinks.

Just ordered one of these. Looks great...!

Excellent, just bought 2. Great post.

mccrimmon;6247236

Does anyone know if this works with the Iphone 3gs?



I bought one 2 weeks ago from Amazon to use with my iPhone 3GS in the car and it's fantastic, can't recommend it enough.

Banned

do you guys think this is better than the linx b tube?

kristianity77;6247507

:thumbsup:Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two … :thumbsup:Mate, i have one of these, can you tell me if when you hook two up, it become stereo, or is it still Mono but from 2 speakers?



i have two and bought a stereo - mono L/R splitter to get stereo sound. works great.

Just purchased one of these bad boys - cheers

I got one of these at £16 a while ago and thought it was a bargain then.

At this price an absolute steal.

Great sound quality, extremely portable, last for ages on a single charge. I used it on holiday with friends and had difficulty keeping hold of it... it seemed to migrate all over the house... everyone coveted my little toy!

I bought this and the Nokia play.com/Mob…NDT

Personally I think the Nokia sounds better and is cheaper too. Together they sound quite good.

Just bought one. Thanks OP.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the benefit hooking up more than 1?

These are great!!!!! And a bargain at this price

Had to get one, lol.

I've had one of these for a couple of months now, every time I get it out friends comment on how fantastic it is.......

Netbook, WiFi, Spotify and one of these.........

Unlimited music, anywhere for the massive cost of...... NOTHING!

this is simply an amazing piece of kit. if youre looking for portable speakers, look no further.

Does the volume go to 11 on this bit of kit

£13.99 at amazon now.............

inertia;6263976

£13.99 at amazon now.............



damn them for getting rid of their price-match promise

Ahh well, the speakers have been sent back and now I'm waiting for the X-Mini Max 2's.

inertia;6263976

£13.99 at amazon now.............



No quidco on Amazon

The new ones look very odd......

http://gigglehd.com/zbxe/files/attach/images/296468/877/274/002/xm-1-x-mini-max-ii-capsule-speakers-1.jpg

- i bet they sound good though....

makes me think of the cyclons from battlestar galactica! lol
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