First Looks: Logitech Mini BoomBox

Logitech – more famous for gaming gear, a wide and highly versatile range of mice, multimedia keyboards, and headsets – has launched its Mini BoomBox, which is now available at RM299, to beef up its portfolio of wireless speakers.

First Looks: Logitech Mini BoomBox

logitech-mini-boomboxAn opportunity to give this little boomer for a spin came during the recent launch late last month and has surely rocked the socks off many who tried it. Looks wise, the Mini BoomBox has a nicely designed body that comes in black, white and black with red accents. The highly responsive touch-panel at the top looks really classy while the speaker mesh, simple as it looks, has a Logitech logo that lights up when the device is turned on. Contemporary look indeed. As for performance, on paper, the Mini BoomBox is a compact sound system that can be used for easy listening as well as hardcore gaming – two extreme ends within the audio landscape.

Can it do the job though?

While it may be tiny, the Mini BoomBox is very, very, very loud. Using a specially designed acoustic chamber, enhanced bass effect, and a mid-size twitter driver, gives it the ability to produce very loud sound outputs of any media being played on it. Indeed, there is a literal boom to the bass. There was a slight audio distortion due to the speakers not being able to push out the mixed audio frequencies at high volumes. Good thing though that this is not easily discernible. Connecting the Mini BoomBox with smartphones, tablets as well as A2DP-supported devices via Bluetooth was a pretty easy and hassle-free process. No messy connection process or lengthy device search over the wireless. Non-wireless devices like gaming devices can plug in via the 3.5mm audio jack that is located at the back of the Mini BoomBox. Also know as the aux-in port, it is the standard audio-input jack that the designers of the Mini BoomBox included, especially for those who could not be bothered with fiddling the Bluetooth connection. To add some novelty to the speaker, Logitech also included a hands-free feature that smartphones can tap onto when they are linked together. The Mini BoomBox seems like a handy all-in-one for sure and an audio support device that is good for those who want to be loud when they share their music or prefer a live teleconference in a large boardroom meeting.