I wrote about the little XMI X-mini II Mini Speaker a few months ago, with which I was enormously impressed. For around thirty pounds they produce an amazingly clear, loud sound, which has made the hotel rooms in which I frequently hole up a much more friendly spaces. The company who make the speakers saw my review, and sent me the next speaker up in their range, the egg shaped XMI X-Mini Max 2 portable speakers, to try out.
With a simple twist the tiny magnets in the base release to seperate the two tıny speakers, and wıth another twist and lift, they extend to reveal the patented bass xpansion system (BXS) which really does mimic the resonance of a sub woofer.
I’ve been carrying them around all summer: so far they’ve been to Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Poitiers, Milan and Klagenfurt in Austria. They are small enough to not make a weight difference, but definitely pack an audio punch far above their size. (Shown below next to a one euro coiın for scale.)