IMG_9423So it’s the holiday season and your frantically trying to find a gift for that technology nerd in your life, I may have found the perfect gift or even the the perfect stocking filler. Mini speakers are awesome to have around the house or in your bag when out and about as they can make listening to your favourite music or watching YouTube videos more enjoyable. In this review we will be taking a look at the Olixar Babyboom Bluetooth mini speaker that costs a mere ¬£16.99. Is it any good tho I hear you ask, well let’s dive in and have a look.

In the box

Having used products from Olixar in the past I was not surprised at the packaging the Babyboom mini speaker arrived in. The packaging is very neat with the main attraction well displayed and most importantly you can get into it without having to tear it to pieces.

When you open the box you will be greeted with the mini speaker itself, a hand strap, micro-USB charging cable, 3.5-mm audio cable and a handy dandy user manual. The cables are just bog standard issue but at this price you couldn’t really expect braided cables etc. It’s worth noting that the Olixar Babyboom speaker comes with a two year warranty as well so that’s a pretty sweet deal.

Let’s look at the speaker

The Olixar Babyboom is not the smallest speaker I have ever seen but at just 52 x 52 x 50mm and weighing in at just 105g it’s certainly small enough to take anywhere you wish.

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The design is nice with the speaker being mainly constructed of black plastic with a nice silver trim around the bottom. Talking about the bottom this is where you will find all your buttons and ports. Around the bottom edge you will find a power button to power the device on that also doubles as your call button allowing you to take or hang up calls. There’s a built in microphone that comes in handy for taking calls, an auxiliary input incase you would rather hook your device up that way and your micro-USB port for charging the device up.

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On the underside of the speaker is where you will find all the buttons like play/pause and volume/skip, they all have a nice assuring click to them when you press them in. Surrounding the buttons is grey rubber to ensure the speaker doesn’t slide around while in use and it works great. Up top is where you will find your speaker and it’s solid grill.

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Although the Olixar Babyboom is plastic it certainly doesn’t feel cheap and has a solid build quality. Even the grill covering the speaker is solid and has no movement when pressing it in so it should withstand any abuse you plan for it.

What’s it like to use?

When you turn the Olixar Babyboom on for the first time you will be greeted with some nice audio prompts but I will warn you they become annoying after a while as they play on a loop. The prompt although annoying are very handy and would help inexperienced users get setup easily.

When your finally setup and playing your favourite music through the Babyboom you will be pleasantly surprised how loud it actually is for such a small package. It’s not going to annoy your neighbours but it’s certainly loud enough to fill a small room with ease. The sound produced is pretty nice for such a low priced speaker, the bass is decent and the highs are good as long as you don’t crank it up to max volume as they can sound a little tinny. That may just be me in review mode tho as when I asked the wife what she thought she was very impressed.

Switching tracks and changing the volume worked as expected but it can be a tad annoying having to lift the speaker up to do this so I found laying the speaker on it’s side facing me to be a better way to use it. You could always just change tracks and volume via your device so there’s more than a few options.

Overall

In conclusion if you are looking for an extra gift for that tech lover in your life or even a stocking filler then definitely stick this on your list. For the price you get an awesome speaker that can easily be taken anywhere and sounds great. As always if you have any questions then leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer.

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