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Review: Mi Bluetooth Speaker from Xiaomi

Written by Tyler Rondman

Review: Mi Bluetooth Speaker from Xiaomi

In addition to the main course of mobile technology, Chinese company Xiaomi produces a wide range of accessories. In Mi Store there are quality headsets, accessories for Yi Camera, and portable speakers. Today, we’ll discuss just about the Bluetooth column.

Mi Bluetooth Speaker is the second-generation Xiaomi Mini Square Box. This metal wireless portable speaker is suitable for both active lifestyle lovers and those who need stylish acoustics for home or office.

Specifications

• Dimension: 168 × 24.5 × 58 mm

• Capacity of built-in 1500 mAh battery

• Bluetooth 4.0

• Maximum output power 3 W

• MicroSD card attaching

• Subwoofer

• Android / iOS

• Playing time 8 hours

• Operating temperature 0 ° C to 45 ° C

Contents of Delivery

Mi Bluetooth Speaker comes in a white cardboard box with the branded Mi logo in the right corner. Inside it, there is a column in a special transportation case made of pleasant material.

The column is packed reliably into the box, you don’t need to worry thinking that it will be damaged during transportation. Because the manufacturer has added additional cover. It will definitely be helpful for those who want to carry a column in a backpack.

Design

The Mi Bluetooth Speaker has a parallelogram shape, 90% of the case is covered with metal. The entire front edge is assigned to the speaker, it is located just behind the aperture, and logo Mi is also engraved here.

On the lower edge, there are two rubberized legs for greater stability of the column on the surface. After the controls and interfaces, the user will find the following here:

Buttons:

• Main key on/off (pause/play)

• Two keys for volume control and track switching

• Bluetooth activation button

Interfaces:

• Micro USB port

• AUX in

• MicroSD card slot

• Microphone

The Bluetooth-column is made in a restrained minimalist style and Galagram had a gold version (although the color is more like bronze). Xiaomi also has a column of purple, blue and other colors to choose from.

Control

To turn on the Mi Bluetooth Speaker, clamp turn-on key of the main round. When the ring around it will lit up white, the column will be ready for use.

To connect Mi Bluetooth Speaker to the smartphone, it’s enough just to activate Bluetooth on both devices and select the column in the context menu on the phone. That’s it, the connection process is complete and now you can output audio from your smartphone directly to the speaker.

The column will play any music from both the built-in player of the smartphone, and from third-party services like YouTube Music, Spotify or Tunein Radio.

On the iPhone 4S, next to the Bluetooth icon there is a column status icon. Mi Bluetooth Speaker connects to both Android devices and Apple technology. In practice, even an old iPhone 4S running on iOS 6 was able to connect to the column. Bluetooth 4.0 is another prominent focus here.

You can control music from your gadget as well as directly from the column using the keys. For example, to switch the next track, you just need to hold down the volume key + (next) or – (previous).

If your smartphone becomes down, but the music is on the memory card, then without any problems you can insert a microSD card into the speaker and play music directly from it.

Sound

The speaker sounds loud and clear even at maximum volume. The subwoofer is built into the speaker, which produces pleasant vibrations while playing rhythmic music. Also, Mi Bluetooth Speaker can be used as a headset.

Personal Impressions

Mi Bluetooth Speaker is a metal speaker that connects to iOS or Android smartphones, and can also play music from a memory card. The column has a nice appearance and a good margin of autonomy. Ideal for listening to music at home or outside.

About the author

Tyler Rondman

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.