Xiaomi Gen 2 speaker (inc aux 3.5 and play while charging) - £19.30 @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi Gen 2 speaker (inc aux 3.5 and play while charging) - £19.30 @ Gearbest

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Found 24th Jul 2017
Main features:
- Offers easy connection with AUX port devices; compared to the first generation, the signal is more stable, the compatibility is better and the power consumption is lower.
- Built-in microphone, you can answer or reject your phone call by pressing the speaker's power button; adopts CVC hardware noise-reduction and offers high definition sound quality; suitable for Xiaomi phones and other Android or iOS smartphones.
- Exquisite outlook design makes it a good partner during your leisure time.
- Portable and lightweight, great for taking outside with you.
- Built-in 1200mAh lithium polymer battery, beautiful music accompany with you for 10 hours ( variable as volume changes ).
Specification
Primary Features
Brand: Xiaomi
Design: Mini,Portable
Compatible with: iPhone,iPod,Laptop,Mobile phone,MP3,MP4,MP5,PC,Tablet PC
Supports: Bluetooth,Hands-free Calls,Microphone
Connection: Wireless
Interface: AUX,Micro USB
Audio Source: Bluetooth Enabled Devices,E
Community Updates
34 Comments
Original Poster
This is the Gen 2 speaker which is far superior to the Gen 1 which is also on sale.

Xiaomi addressed all of the faults and complaints of gen 1 with this speaker.

Review

youtu.be/FYc…zd4
Less than 15 quid delivered from Aliexpress for this one and was cheaper yesterday anyway from GB
darynquinn51 m ago

Less than 15 quid delivered from Aliexpress for this one and was cheaper …Less than 15 quid delivered from Aliexpress for this one and was cheaper yesterday anyway from GB


Link to Aliexpress deal?
Original Poster
Aliexpress deal is $28 which works out at £21.. Link is

m.aliexpress.com/s/i…8lu

So not as cheap.. Ive also used aliexpress twice and both times lI received replica items (including a Xiaomi mi band 2 which was unbelievably actually a dodgy fake of an already cheap chinese product) so personally I dont trust them.. Not sure what others have experienced... But so far 5 orders from gearbest and all were genuine.
Edited by: "shockwaver13" 24th Jul 2017
ah no way i literally just bought a gen 1 like a month ago!
shockwaver13

This is the Gen 2 speaker which is far superior to the Gen 1 which is … This is the Gen 2 speaker which is far superior to the Gen 1 which is also on sale. Xiaomi addressed all of the faults and complaints of gen 1 with this speaker.Reviewhttps://youtu.be/FYcLIBG2zd4



hi what were the faults and complaints for the gen 1?
Original Poster
Gen 1 has no aux input. It cannot be used while on charge either.

The gen 1 does not has a mic built in so cant be used for skype/calls and doesnt have volume buttons. The newer model is also using latest bluetooth technology so range is better.

Gen 2 is worth the extra £4 in my opinion its an all around a better product
shockwaver136 m ago

Gen 1 has no aux input. It cannot be used while on charge either. The gen …Gen 1 has no aux input. It cannot be used while on charge either. The gen 1 does not has a mic built in so cant be used for skype/calls and doesnt have volume buttons. The newer model is also using latest bluetooth technology so range is better.Gen 2 is worth the extra £4 in my opinion its an all around a better product


Bluetooth 4.2 doesnt improve the range vs 4.0. Please dont give incorrect information. All it does is increase transfer speeds slightly, which is not much benefit since Mp3s is low data. The other changes have no benefit here. Also bluetooth 5.0 is the latest.
Original Xiaomi Speaker Wireless Portable Stereo Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Square Box Speakers Outdoor Subwoofer for Mobile Phones http://s.aliexpress.com/naY7v6ni (from AliExpress Android)
Mobile app deal to get the price

There are quite a few on there for less

aliexpress.com/ite…tml
Edited by moderator: "trimmed link" 24th Jul 2017
And if you get a fake from Aliexpress, under their protection scheme, you can open a dispute, get a full refund and keep the item.

Done it myself on a fake watch I was sent
Original Poster
darynquinn

Original Xiaomi Speaker Wireless Portable Stereo Mini Bluetooth 4.0 … Original Xiaomi Speaker Wireless Portable Stereo Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Square Box Speakers Outdoor Subwoofer for Mobile Phones http://s.aliexpress.com/naY7v6ni (from AliExpress Android)Mobile app deal to get the priceThere are quite a few on there for lesshttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Xiaomi-Mi-Bluetooth-Speaker-Portable-Wireless-Mini-Square-Box-Speaker-for-IPhone-and-Android-Phones/32594763262.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.PrUpep&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10068_10130_10209_10192_10190_10308_10301_10137_10303_10060_10155_438_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_100031_10099_10103_10102_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051_9986_10084_10083_10119_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10179_10310_10182_10184_10078_10079_10210_10073_10120_5360020-9986_10119,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=6f69d688-1f95-4c5c-8320-1ca1b39cb008&algo_expid=9a260438-94b1-4448-8c2e-d7ad8d399ec6-3&algo_pvid=9a260438-94b1-4448-8c2e-d7ad8d399ec6



But you are listing the Gen1 speaker not the Gen2! And you will confuse some of the hukd community. The Gen2 is a superior product as previously explained. Almost like you are i tentionally trying to sabotage the advertised deal. If you can find the gen2 then please feel free to post the link but please stop linking the old model which obviouslg will be cheaper because its not as good.
shockwaver1312 m ago

But you are listing the Gen1 speaker not the Gen2! And you will confuse …But you are listing the Gen1 speaker not the Gen2! And you will confuse some of the hukd community. The Gen2 is a superior product as previously explained. Almost like you are i tentionally trying to sabotage the advertised deal. If you can find the gen2 then please feel free to post the link but please stop linking the old model which obviouslg will be cheaper because its not as good.


Its very subjective if its "not as good". Your adamant it is however.

It has the same internal speakers, same build, same battery capacity and play time, same size of the product. Those are the main things.

Microphone on it? Wouldn't use it, seriously, would you speak into this speaker if your out and about when your phone is right beside you? its probably an awful microphone.

Volume buttons on it? Defeats the purpose of being a speaker as why not just use phone instead of walking over to speaker all the time.

Aux in? Pointless when its a portable wireless speaker, why do you want wires?

Sure for a fiver extra it might be worth it if you use those features often but that fiver is a third of the price of the first gen.
Edited by: "Cepultura" 24th Jul 2017
Worth the extra £4 for the playback whilst charging capability... That will definitely be a limitation at some point with the gen1. Heat added
Edited by: "tommytbone1" 24th Jul 2017
shockwaver1345 s ago

What do you mean kickback? I have bought one myself but I don't get …What do you mean kickback? I have bought one myself but I don't get anything from this other than the satisfaction of helping people who want a NOT QUITE AS cheap and decent speaker.


Updated for you...
Original Poster
darynquinn

Updated for you...



So it's about a pound cheaper if you want it from a person in China who has only ever had 9 orders and it doesn't come in a retail box? Personally I'd pay the extra for peace of mind.
Or you could argue that it's better to pay about 70p more with the box from a seller with excellent feedback and tracked postage safe with the Aliexpress protection that guarantees delivery and that you are happy with the item or you get a refund, plus £1.60 Quidco or save the 70p for untracked and unguaranteed postage from GearBest and awful customer service if it arrives faulty.

aliexpress.com/ite…fc9


aliexpress.com/ite…2aa

even cheaper here for the gen 2 (and cheaper still on the mobile app) and from a seller with feedback on this very item
Have had a good experience with Gearbest. They send tracked postage and all comes round fine.
The terrible one is Geekbuying.
Cepultura24th Jul

Bluetooth 4.2 doesnt improve the range vs 4.0. Please dont give incorrect …Bluetooth 4.2 doesnt improve the range vs 4.0. Please dont give incorrect information. All it does is increase transfer speeds slightly, which is not much benefit since Mp3s is low data. The other changes have no benefit here. Also bluetooth 5.0 is the latest.

You're forgetting the changes that Bluetooth 4.1 introduces, for example better power management through improved connectivity, a feature some may value on portable devices. And I would argue the ability to charge and play is a definite benefit over the 1st gen, especially for people looking to use this indoors with an echo dot. Yes it's "1 third extra", but we're still only talking 5 quid. I get that you want the deal you posted for the gen 1 to get heat, but there's no need for the snarky attitude you're giving everyone who promotes this one instead.
Edited by: "DannyBoy99" 25th Jul 2017
I've been impressed with all the Xiaomi kit I've bought especially at their price point.
The YeeLight strips and bulb controlled through Amazon Echo are great.
Original Poster
W_orbit I feel the same. All of the Xiaomi stuff I own is superb.. Lights.. earphones.. Fit band. Ive got the same setup with yeelights and echo dot and all of my pals now want the same setup having seen mine in action. Im looking forward to getting my speaker to integrate into my echo dot and will probably also use in the bathroom when using netflix on my tab (as the tab speakers aint great) looking at the reviews this is a 4.9/5 product so my expectations are high.
Mines coming up at £26...why?
Ahhh it’s ok, I think flash sale has ended
se23

Ahhh it’s ok, I think flash sale has ended




It's still available to me @ £19.30
For ~£10 extra, hunt around for a Psychotic Monica on a deal...
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 26th Jul 2017
Cepultura24th Jul

Its very subjective if its "not as good". Your adamant it is however. It …Its very subjective if its "not as good". Your adamant it is however. It has the same internal speakers, same build, same battery capacity and play time, same size of the product. Those are the main things. Microphone on it? Wouldn't use it, seriously, would you speak into this speaker if your out and about when your phone is right beside you? its probably an awful microphone. Volume buttons on it? Defeats the purpose of being a speaker as why not just use phone instead of walking over to speaker all the time. Aux in? Pointless when its a portable wireless speaker, why do you want wires? Sure for a fiver extra it might be worth it if you use those features often but that fiver is a third of the price of the first gen.

Obviously you bought the gen 1 then?
OllieSt

It's still available to me @ £19.30



The price was at £19.30 but when I put the item in basket it went up. I had to use the app in the end and it let me purchase for £19.75.
Original Poster
The flash sale ended.. But it appears there was still stock so it has started again for 6 days. Just checked and gone through checkout process and its still showing as £19.30?
shockwaver13

This is the Gen 2 speaker which is far superior to the Gen 1 which is … This is the Gen 2 speaker which is far superior to the Gen 1 which is also on sale. Xiaomi addressed all of the faults and complaints of gen 1 with this speaker.Reviewhttps://youtu.be/FYcLIBG2zd4



What issues has it resolved? I must have Gen 1 but I haven't noticed any issues per sei
Original Poster
Gen 1 has no aux input. It cannot be used while on charge either.

The gen 1 does not have a mic built in so cant be used for skype/calls and doesnt have volume buttons. The newer model is also using latest bluetooth technology so range/reliability data transfer is better.
What's the deal with custom/vat charges? I thought items that are less than £15 are exempt but can't quite remember. Can anyone confirm...?
Edited by: "Radhi" 26th Jul 2017
Radhi26th Jul

What's the deal with custom/vat charges? I thought items that are less …What's the deal with custom/vat charges? I thought items that are less than £15 are exempt but can't quite remember. Can anyone confirm...?

I think it’s about £18 but I’ve had items over £100 and no customs.
Original Poster
Got mine today. recorded delivery and no charges. Happy days!
Original Poster
Deal has ended now up to £25...
Edited by: "shockwaver13" 2nd Aug 2017
Original Poster
Thanks for the nice comments, support and heat for my first posted deal : ) and to the person(s) who tried to derail the thread and who also down-voted and attempted to promote their own deal.. swivel : )
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