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Good things come in small packages!
on 28 August 2012
I have the original X-mini which I use loads at work and when I am out on a day trip, picnic, etc. My husband was talking about getting one for himself. We thought of getting another X-mini and when looking on Amazon, came across the Kai X-mini. We liked the idea of the Bluetooth element and also the in-built microphone which gave the added benefit of a speaker phone. As such, we thought we might as well get the Kai and both of us could use the two interchangeably.
The Kai is even smaller than the original X-mini and is about the size of a plum and fits neatly into a little bag that comes in the package. The pack also comes with the necessary wires to use the Kai without the Bluetooth element.
I initially had concerns regarding the Bluetooth connection and how easy it was to connect or how good a connection it would be. I was very much surprised. The connection was simple to set up, fool proof really. There was no dropping of connection and the sound quality was better than most Bluetooth link ups. I tried the speaker phone on the Kai as well and the clarity is quite impressive, this is useful when you need to have conference calls as the sound quality is much much better than trying to carry out a conference call on the iphone! The controls on the Kai are very neat - works to control not only the volume but the play and pause, and track skip as well.
I have just shown this to some workmates and they are thoroughly impressed by the volume and sound quality that comes from what appears to be ickle little speakers. They were even more impressed when we had our first conference call on it.
Although we were meant to share the two, I really enjoy the added uses of the Kai and as such, I think my husband will be using the original X-mini instead.