Evidently exacerbated with ASBOs who sit to the bus’ rear, blaring whatever Dubstep or pre-pubescent whining that set their hearts aflutter from tiny iPhone
concluded providing the little blighters with a miniature boombox was the way forward.Logitech
, this is what we like to call a mistake!
That said, if you’re lucky enough to evade public transport, their new Mini Boombox
is just the contraption for those craving meatier audio when socialising, lounging, cooking or making a holy show of themselves on the Wii Fit
The Mini Boombox
is defined by simplicity. Features are scarce but it executes its SOLE function admirably. The underside sports dual rubber strips to adhere with most surfaces while a soft plastic housing frames twin speakers. Touch interface sits atop the Bingbox as its rear houses mini-usb and aux ports and a good old fashioned power switch.
Pairing is as undemanding as you’d expect from a contemporary Bluetooth
device, whilst the volume control and track selection can be neatly mastered by source device and Boombox both. Finally, inbuilt energy saving functionality powers down Logitech’s latest after 30 mins of inactivity.
Now the argument can always be made that Bluetooth
isn’t necessarily the platform for audio quality. And as ever, it’s a convincing one. No doubt the Boombox’s
performance would improve drastically with the addition of some sexy cables, awesome speakers and more bigger dimensions.
But then it wouldn’t be a Bingbox, would it? It’d be a Bangbox!
Logitech designed their Mini Boombox
as just that. Bearing this modest ambition in mind, it does its job admirably.
Yes its volume doesn’t climb to ear-punishing heights and its bass will falter with certain Techno/Trance/Thunder tracks. Similarly, it’s hardly over-encumbered with features and the absence of notable ‘cool yokes’ could mar one’s perception.
However, if you seek a Mini-Boombox
that’s comfortably minute, agreeably light, refreshingly simple to implement and goes very easy on the purse strings, then Logitech
may be able to help.
Just keep it far away from the jerk sitting behind you cycling through his ringtones...