By admin on Fri, 05/10/2013
The Kinivo BTX350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($39.99 on sale from $69.99) looks like a miniature version of the speaker bar I use for my TVs. It measures 8-inches long, 3.75-inches high, and 2.25-inches wide. It’s not the most compact mini speaker on the shelf, but it’s small enough to be highly portable.
It comes with a rechargeable 1000mAh Li-ion battery that is rated to last 5 hours of play time. You may wish to keep a spare battery handy. It comes with a micro USB charging cable but no AC adaptor. It also comes with a dual male 3.5 mm jack cable for connecting non-Bluetooth devices.
The suggested retail price is $70, which seems a bit high for this speaker. Its sale price of $39.99 seems more appropriate for this product.
I always appreciate a fast connector, and it connected to various devices via Bluetooth without issue. Across the top is an array of physical buttons for pause, resume, fast forward, rewind, volume, and power.
The sound quality is acceptable, but not exceptional. There is some deterioration at higher volumes. The bass can be jacked up for a deeper listening experience, but it probably wouldn’t impress a near deaf rock n’ roller.
I have enjoyed using it while working in my garden and for listening to audiobooks borrowed from the library.
I’d say it’s a decent speaker for its sale price, but I wouldn’t pay seventy for it. It makes a nice adjunct to any IOS device in your arsenal.