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Amethyst 'The Mini Block' Bluetooth Portable Speaker - Black


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  • Stream your music wirelessly via Bluetooth
  • Solid stereo sound
  • Long Life Rechargable
  • Handsfree Calling


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Product details

Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 11.4 x 8.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: ABluM3-G
  • ASIN: B00D8YG29S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Jun 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Product Description

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Product Description

Stream Music Easily from your Smartphone
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Set your tunes free with The Block Mini!

This mini portable speaker connects wirelessly by Bluetooth to your tablet, laptop, iPhone, Android or Blackberry and plays all your music with an impressive sound quality. Its ultra small, and compact design means it fits easily in a handbag or backpack, so you’ll always be ready to play your music.


Bluetooth technology for wireless music streaming
  • Wirelessly stream all your favourite music to the speaker. A Bluetooth 3.0 connection makes playing and controlling music easy. Power and volume are controlled using neatly designed buttons on top of The Block Mini, your Bluetooth device does the rest – streaming stations, selecting tracks, managing playlists and much, much more. No remote required! As an added bonus, once it has been paired with your Smartphone, you can use The Block Mini to make hands free telephone calls at the touch of a button using the built in microphone. A wireless range of 8m means the speaker can stay in one place and you can move around and enjoy the party – whilst staying in control of the playlist!
  • Pairing your Bluetooth device with The Block Mini is easy. Simply set Bluetooth on your device to “On”, it will search for speakers within range and find the “Amethyst M3” Select this device and The Block Mini will speak to you and say “Pairing Complete”. You will then be ready to go, and will only need to pair each device once as they will remember each other afterwards. You can also connect non Bluetooth devices via the 3.5mm Stereo Aux input port.
  • As soon as you switch on The Block Mini it will default to the Bluetooth function and search for the last device connected to it. Once found, it will connect to that device automatically and can start playing once more.
A Distinctive and Stylish Design that Stands Out
A unique design with powerful sound performance

The Block Mini a distinctive accessory thanks to a stylish and colourful design, and with a rechargeable battery, your music can follow you wherever you go. Take it with you as you travel or keep it in the house, ready to move from room to room or into the garden. Small and lightweight, it is portable enough to take anywhere and a 5 hour battery life means you’ve got plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sound. The built in rechargeable battery takes just 3-6 hours to completely charge and you can keep listening while its charging using the included Power Adapter.

Don’t let the compact size fool you. This speaker may be small but its powerful! The Block Mini has two amplified 2W speakers, which deliver rich and powerful 2.0 channel sound with natural clarity. You can listen to any genre of music, skipping from hip hop to rock or pop and then to mellow chill out sounds, and hear every detail.

Take the Mini Block with you where ever you go
Smart power control with the freedom to play music wherever you are

The Block Mini has been designed to manage its power use automatically. Power and charging LED indicators advise when the unit is on and charging. When using the built in battery, The Block Mini will monitor the available power. When it becomes too low, the unit will decrease volume to preserve sound quality and extend playing time. When the battery runs out entirely, the LED light will flash and the unit will switch itself to standby mode.

The Block Mini is comfortable playing your music at home, while you’re alone or having a party and sharing the fun. It is so compact and light that it is also perfect for taking on your travels, just in the garden or on holiday and all the way to the beach: The Block Mini is ready, all you have to do is add the music.

Box Contains

Amethyst 'The Mini Block' Bluetooth Portable Speaker - Grey
Power adaptor
3.5 mm Stereo cable
User manual

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Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Timbertwig VINE VOICE on 19 Oct 2013
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At first glance, the Amethyst looks like a giant Lego brick. It might look too casual and/or out of place with your home entertainment system, but then the Amethyst is designed as a portable speaker and fortunately it does its job very well.

You can connect gadgets such as laptops, MP3 players, and tablets either using the supplied cable or via Bluetooth. I had no problems connecting it to all my gadgets. The sound is fantastic, probably the best I have experienced from a portable speaker. It enhances viewing movies and listening to music while on the go by providing crisp and satisfying audio that is loud enough to satisfy even the hardets to please.

A word of warning: the Amethyst gets confused when more than one Bluetooth connection is in range. Once, Bluetooth was activated on my laptop and mobile phone at the same time and the Amethyst got confused as it tried to connect to both.

Yes, the Amethyst looks and feels like a toy (even the big function buttons remind me of the Fisher Price toys I had as a child!) but it performs brilliantly. It is not the smallest of portable speakers but it is still small enough to carry around in your rucksack or laptop case. I would have given this produce five stars if not for the fact that the built-in battery seems to have died after only a week. I now need to connect the Amethyst to a socket when I need to use it which is a great shame.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By StopBuyingstuff on 9 May 2014
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It looks almost exactly like the portable bluetooth Jawbone Jambox but has the great virtue of being half the price. Its quite a bit bigger and heavier than the Jambox, so you'd expect a deeper and richer sound, more bass maybe. But less portability doesn't come with better sound.

While small portable speakers by Jawbone, Fox L, and Bose, cant match audiophile standards, they do provide a solid full sound.

Amethyst comes no where close to doing so. With the exception of some acoustic songs, Amethyst distorts music by pushing some frequencies far harder than others, and lacking base -- even in not very demanding music, such as classic rock and some pop, the sound kind off 'falls apart'. The base is weak, which is often a problem with portables, but some of mid-range frequencies are overly strong and spring forward in a weird way I've never heard before. for classical music is sounds colourless, or without out vibrancy. I want to say the sound is tin-like, but that's not really it.

From £50 to £100 is a big jump, but assuming you'll keep the portable speaker for a few years its worth the investment. And if you cant spend more than £50, give Elf or a non-blue tooth portable a try.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bathory0303 on 14 Oct 2013
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I have two other portable speakers (one bluetooth, one not) and this one easily has the best sound of the three, both is quality and volume. Those are definitely good things, but then really it's not surprising given that thus Amethyst speaker is 3-4 times the size of the others I have.

The bluetooth works very well (even if I do keep getting a fright when it speaks) and I've had no random disconnections, which is something I can't say about the other bluetooth speaker I own.

As for being 'portable', well that's down the user's own definition. Technically, yes, it is portable, but unlike the other two speakers I own I can't just stick this in my pocket; a holdall or case, sure, but not a pocket or purse.

Then there's the design; like a huge lego brick... honestly, it's truly awful, but thankfully that's not what matters to me with a speaker. Overall, though, a pretty good speaker.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. A. Macpherson VINE VOICE on 11 Oct 2013
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The unit I received is a matt grey finish. The look of the unit will probably divide opinion. It does resemble a large rubber lego brick. I suspect kids would love it for their bedrooms but it might look a bit odd in the lounge.

Regarding functionality, the unit it primarily designed for Bluetooth playback, but also has a standard AUX in jack at the back, along with the on/off switch and the power cable input. There are some buttons for volume/input switch and "phone" on the top, being some of the lego type raised circles/squares.

My Iphone connected instantly and remains connected now whenever the unit is on. The volume level goes reasonably high (higher than you would use for comfortable background music) while retaining composure, and only starts to break up a bit at the highest end, so it's not really suitable for a party speaker (but how many £60 portable speaker sets would be?).

I have only charged the unit once and have now primarily started using it in the car, which for me is perfect as my car stereo has no bluetooth/aux in. I had been using a small FM transmitter to the radio, which was patchy at best - this is fantastic in comparison. I have probably run it for at least 6 hours so far with no sign of battery loss, so I'm guessing it's probably good for at least 10 hours. And it has never dropped the bluetooth connection.

I have yet to use the phone function, but again in the car this would be a good benefit.

Overall for the cost I think this is a very good proposition and with only the looks which won't be to all tastes and a bit of lost composure at the high end robbing it of 5 stars.
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