X-mini KAI Capsule Speaker
New Age Trading, newagetrading.com.au
Small size; big sound; Bluetooth; microphone
We went on a little weekend camping trip recently. We packed tents, sleeping bags, an Esky (which didn’t come home, probably a story for another time) and a Maglite. And one more thing – while we were excited to get away from the city life, even just for a few days, we were looking forward to testing out the X-mini KAI Capsule Speaker in the bush.
The KAI is incredibly small; packed with Bluetooth connectivity up to 10m, 40mm speaker drivers, built-in microphone and quick-recharging lithium battery, it is an impressive little thing.
For the KAI’s size, the sound is something to hear. It delivered loud and clear music, which was perfect for quiet outdoors environments.
My only issue with the KAI was its battery. Portable devices demand battery sustainability and the eight-hour playback X-mini claims would be terrific but X-mini states that Bluetooth playback time is only four hours, which is a little disappointing. But the X-mini only takes 2.5 hours to recharge via USB.
My favourite feature is the ability to daisy-chain multiple KAIs together, producing a much larger sound while still maintaining X-mini’s portability.
The KAI also boasts a built-in microphone for teleconferences and the ability to answer or reject your phone calls with the press of a button.
Macworld Australia’s buying advice.
The X-mini KAI is a great device, perfect for travelling and teleconferences. It is small and lightweight and produces an outstanding sound for its size. The battery is an issue, but this shouldn’t bother most people, as it doesn’t take long to recharge.