Recently I have had many requests to review audio speakers for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks. Currently my favorite has been Chicbuds Porta Party speakers but I still yearned to have several portable speakers to connect to my iPhone to create a portable surround sound feel in any social setting.
The Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker was sent over to me for review. Initially I was skeptical because it was not a Bluetooth speaker however it was tiny, portable and the 3.5mm jack fit nicely under the device. Most of my current Bluetooth speakers I own are not as loud as I would prefer; as a result I was curious since the Kinivo ZX100 plugs in directly if the sound quality was better.
After unboxing the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker following the instructions I attempted to power it on. This product has the unique technology called ERCD (Expansive Resonator Construction Design) to give the best low frequency output (also called the resonator throughout the instructions). In order to power on the Kinivo ZX100 you must turn the resonator, located on top of the device, clockwise while holding it in the palm of your hand. That will expand the resonator and at this point you are able to turn on the device.
Immediately I connected the 3.5mm jack to my phone and tested its sound. I love all music and I love music LOUD! I tested out the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker on different sound frequencies and different music genres. Though I didn’t love connecting the 3.5mm to my phone it’s worth it because the resonator disperses the sound so well…it was an AMAZING experience.
Another cool spec on the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker is that unlike all my other portable speakers which only plug in one at a time you can connect several of the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speakers together via 3.5mm jack to create a portable surround sound.
In order to close down the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker hold the speaker close to its base and press the resonator towards the base. The Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker comes with a carrying pouch that fits the speaker and USB cord to make it ultra-portable.
For those who enjoy a portable speaker that delivers and has the ability to create the portable surround sound experience the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker is something to check out. Currently it is on sale for only $18.99 on their site.