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X-Mini Capsule Speaker

This little package came in early this week and I was curious where it came from. After unwrapping, the red spherical-shaped gadget around the size of an egg is actually a portable speaker.

It’s called an X-Mini. I’ve heard about this from some tech journalist before but didn’t realize it was this small. At 50 grams, this capsule speaker weighs as light as the new iPod Nano (i.e. 49.2g, though it feels lighter on the hands). It is powered via a mini USB by a lithium ion battery and has a rated capacity of 300mAh. In comparison, most cellphone batteries are rated around 600 to 900mAh (and my old Rebel XT’s battery was rated at 720mAh).


There’s a switch at the bottom-side to turn it on. To expand the speaker, just hold it with both hands sideways, twist and release. The accordion-style capsule can be connected to any media player via a 2-in-1 retractable 3.5mm audio cable (with the USB) — it can be hooked up to your PC, a PSP, an iPod or basically any gadget that has the 35mm plug. It has a nice and smooth rubberized finish too.

T’was time to put it to the test. They say big things come in small packages and the X-Mini can really bring in the volume. Power output rating is 2.2 watts (rms) and you’d be surprised that the X-Mini has a good range and a nice bass, with respect to its size. I think the accordion design gave it the extra *omph* because you can clearly notice the sound difference when it’s closed and expanded.

X-Mini Speakers

It’s more than loud enough to replace my Compaq Presario’s Altec Lansing speakers to watch movies though it looks cool to lug around with my iPod Touch or iPod Nano. There’s no graded volume control but the Off/On switch can be toggled halfway or full to give you a normal and loud volume adjustment.

It claims the battery could last up to 8 hours but I have yet to get it playing that long. Still, I’d say about 5 hours is still a good number to me. The price of Php1,200 may also be a bit steep to some but for the portability and cool factor, it’s very well worth it.

Update: It’s available in red, black and white colors. The price is inclusive of shipping anywhere in the Philippines. You can buy them from Attila here .

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

30 Responses

  1. Avatar for Vivian Yang Vivian Yang says:

    this product is very nice, how much they sell? we have many models in our website.

  2. Avatar for Vivian Yang Vivian Yang says:

    We have this model of usb mini speaker, we are a mini speaker factory in shenzhen china, we have many models of this product,also we have many plush toy mini speaker, it is very cute

  3. Avatar for Mixedbag07 Mixedbag07 says:

    G-Max Mini Speaker available in 3 colors – white/black/red fr only Php 800

  4. Avatar for Flex Flex says:

    I like it together with my iphone !

    found it @ www.medialoods.com

  5. Avatar for Rex Chou Rex Chou says:

    we can sell the X-Mini Hamburger Speaker at about US$5.7, what’s the wholesale price in your place?

    Rex Chou

  6. Avatar for blureedge01 blureedge01 says:

    hi sir nego paba?

  7. Avatar for baycas2 baycas2 says:

    compared x-mini (php1,200) with burgerbass (php600) playing a genre-spectrum of classical through jazz/r&b, etc. to hard rock music:

    you get your money’s worth.

    sound quality-wise, i’d go for the x-mini.

    the difference is obvious. you need treble reducer (equalizer) when using the burgerbass speaker…and even then x-mini’s sound is much, much better.

    design quality: x-mini’s tops

  8. Avatar for L.A L.A says:

    I need those for me iTouch later pag nakuha ko na lol

  9. Avatar for ChrisMo ChrisMo says:

    Thanks for the link Abe…

  10. Avatar for karla karla says:

    it’s cute :D

  11. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    Hi everyone!

    I updated the blog post with a link to the seller, Attila.

  12. Avatar for Maruel Maruel says:

    Cute! :D San makakabili niyan? Hehe! :)

  13. Avatar for Jaypee Jaypee says:

    Sweet! I wish someone would also send me something like that. Hehe :D

    Like what Dexter and jhay said, I also need to invest in an iPod. :)

  14. Avatar for raffleblog raffleblog says:

    very nice

  15. Avatar for BrianB BrianB says:

    Internet cable down in India:


  16. Avatar for BrianB BrianB says:

    This is quite nice and cheap, too.

  17. Avatar for 100% Batangueno 100% Batangueno says:

    this is not a spam.i signed for gravatar! :-)

  18. Avatar for jhay jhay says:

    Now I guess is the time for me to really invest in an iPod. :P

  19. Avatar for Dexter : Techathand.net Dexter : Techathand.net says:

    Ayus ah..mukhang handy peo bili muna ako ng Ipod :)

  20. Avatar for John Lloy John Lloy says:

    available to sa TPC ;)

  21. Avatar for silie silie says:

    this is mono but i think the stereo would be the gen2 version of this speakers…

  22. Avatar for ChrisMo ChrisMo says:

    Pretty cool, Is it in stereo? I hope they release a similar one in stereo if it isn’t…

  23. Avatar for Miguel Miguel says:

    Availability, boss?

    I’m looking for the right speaker for portable media players, since I can’t use headphones.

  24. Avatar for asdix asdix says:

    i hope this comment don’t get flagged.
    i cant figure out what i did.. akismet just keeps on catching my comments..

    is that, available all through out the Philippines? mindanao kc me eh

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