Today for review, I have quite a cute item. It’s a Mini Buddy Portable Speaker from the guys over at KitSound. There are several different characters and designs available, and I have the Heart speaker to review. Perfect timing with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.
The packaging for the Mini Buddy Heart Speaker is simple and shows you what you want to know. It is just big enough to fit the speaker in, as well as the included USB charger cable. The packaging is a clear plastic style that gives you a decent view of the speaker so that you can see the design fully.
The speaker itself is actually really cute to look at. It is a nice pink colour with a love heart pattern on the front which is made up of several small heart shapes. On the side of the speaker there is a female 3.5mm port so that you can connect more than one together if you would like, while on the back is where the sound comes out, so naturally, there are several small holes for the speaker itself. On the bottom of the buddy there is the power switch and a Micro USB port for the charger cable. On the top, there is a short keychain that enables you to connect it up to your keys, which when coupled with the build quality of the speaker, you can feel assured that you can just throw it into your bag and not worry about causing any damage, etc. Lastly, you have the 6 inch 3.5mm jack cable.
To get the speaker up and running, it couldn’t be easier – really. Simply plug in the 3.5mm jack to the audio device that you want to use it with and you are good to go. I plugged it into my phone and started up my music streaming app to test things out. The sound quality was actually pretty good, especially considering the size of it. The music I was playing came through nice and clear, and I didn’t notice any distortion. I was able to enjoy my music listening session without feeling disappointed about my choice of speaker and the fact that you can actually hook up more of these little things together can only add to your listening pleasure. Saying this, I was listening to music that didn’t contain a ridiculous amount of bass.
Since first hooking up this buddy to charge when I took it out of the packaging, I haven’t had to charge it again, despite using it for a fair few hours. This is something that has impressed me as I would hate to have to charge it over and over again after short uses. One thing that is worth a mention – when charging, the LED indicator on the bottom of te buddy stays blue. I think it may have been handy to have the LED colour change between charging and charged.
Overall, I think this Mini Buddy Hear Portable Speaker is cute, very well made, and very well priced. You can pick up this speaker for £9.99 GBP from the KitSound website, as well as on Amazon UK. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this would make an ideal gift for your love interest/significant other.