|Get any bothy rockin’.|
When it’s closed up, the speaker is about the size of a slightly squashed tangerine. When you want to use it, give it a little twist and the 2 halves open to reveal what I can best describe as a ‘bellows’. Around the base you’ll find an on/off switch, a volume control, micro-usb charging port and an audio jack-plug socket (which allows you to piggy back additional speakers should you so wish). Underneath the speaker there’s a short coiled lead that plugs directly into your phone … plug it in, turn it on, press play and away you go.
I’ve found that it takes around 3 hours to fully charge the speaker via the included lead and a computer and because it charges at 5V, it could be charged with a dynamo. I can’t say quite how long the fully charged speaker will continually play before it runs out of power … I’ve run it for a few hours each day for 4 or 5 consecutive days and it still had some charge left.
Although it could really be considered a ‘luxury’ item, at 86g wrapped up in its little bag, it might be one worth carrying … it’ll certainly help provide some atmosphere at your next bothy cheese and wine party. oh and remember – Jungle is massif, or so I’m lead to believe.
Mini II speaker – Available from all over the internet.