Even with the invention of capsule speakers that are definitely smaller and ultra portable, nothing beats a classic cylinder portable speaker that packs powerful sound. This traditional design allowed the makers of the Kaidaer mini speaker to incorporate another break-through feature into portable speaker designs. The product is not only a speaker but a portable mp3 player too.
Kaidaer Mini Speaker
All portable speakers surely function the same way—provide a machine to-go for sharing music or amplifying sound, that’s why this mini speaker sets a new trend. Aside from playing mp3 when connected to a computer, a cellphone, or a portable mp3 player, it can play music straight from its microSD card slot. This additional functionality makes it a standalone mp3 player as well.
The Kaidaer portable speaker is full metal “can”, except for its rubber stand at the bottom, which makes it firm, solid, and steady. It also comes in beautiful colors. A beautiful light is emitted at the bottom when the device is turned on.
The sound quality was unexpected when we connected our mini speaker to a portable mp3 player via its 3.5mm jack. It was loud and powerful, but of course it wasn’t all high fidelity. To adjust the quality of the sound, you can press the equalizer button and choose from five presets: Normal, Pop, Country, Jazz, Classic, and Rock. The last EQ setting is most preferred since it gives sound more power. The accuracy of the treble and bass was decent enough, and there’s no point asking for something more from a portable speaker. Otherwise, try the taller competition, Hi-Rice, or opt for the big speakers.
Two glitches found in this cute “can” involve the microSD slot and the volume. When the can is connected to a gadget and there is a card in the microSD slot, the Kaidaer plays the contents of the card. Thus, you have to eject the microSD to use it as a portable speaker. Moreover, the default volume when the can is turned on is too loud, and there’s not yet a way to set a preferred volume. These maybe a bit inconvenient but are not major turn-offs.
Priced at $15.90, the Kaidaer mini speaker may be one of the cheapest portable speakers in the market. It’s a good buy considering the price you pay for what it can do: portable speaker and player, too!