Logitech Mini Boombox Delivers Powerful Sound in Compact Form

Recently, Logitech has been impressing the tech community with its innovative accessories for Apple products. Just last week, I discussed their Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2, and now I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing their latest release, the Mini Boombox, priced at $99.99.

Design

The Mini Boombox sports a sleek, compact design. Available in either stark black or vibrant red, the device features a perforated front grill adorned with a subtly glowing Logitech logo, which indicates the Bluetooth connection status. The sides are finished in a matte texture, while the top and bottom boast a glossy black surface.

Rubber feet at the base ensure stability, even at high volumes.

The price tag is justified by the sophisticated touch controls integrated into the glossy top surface. The device is minimalist in terms of physical buttons, hosting only a small power switch on the back. It also includes an auxiliary port for connecting non-Bluetooth devices and a mini-USB port for charging.

The Mini Boombox is compatible with any device that supports the A2DP Bluetooth wireless audio profile, including the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3G and newer, and all iPod touch models except the first generation. The auxiliary port accepts input from any device with a 3.5 mm audio output.

Beyond playing music, the Mini Boombox doubles as a speakerphone, supporting all iPhone generations and any other phone with Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.5).

Functionality

Setting up the Mini Boombox is straightforward: charge the device, turn it on, and pair it with your mobile device by holding the Bluetooth/speakerphone icon on top until the Logitech logo flashes blue and red.

Pairing is completed through the Bluetooth settings on your device.

Music streaming from an iOS device is seamless. Simply tap the AirPlay icon and select the Mini Boombox. Despite its small size, the speaker delivers a surprisingly rich sound with robust bass and clear highs. While it may not rival Bose in audio quality, it’s an excellent choice for those looking for a Bluetooth speaker.

During a recent TUAW TV Live session, I compared the audio output of an iPhone 4S with that of the Mini Boombox.

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