Good things do come in small packages.
I asked my LEGO friends Beetle and Maynard with their girlfriends Sunshine and Faith to check out the new Fingertip Mini Cube Speaker that Thomas at USB Fever sent from overseas.
Beetle: “As sound technicians for the Best Little LEGO Band from Nashville, we got frustrated with the round speakers that came with our Apple Shuffle.”
Maynard: “It was awesome! They carry all of these cool USB items that work for our lifestyle. And for only $2.99, they ship from overseas.”
Beetle: “The speaker is only 1” (26 x 26 x 25mm) square and it has a gold 3.5 mm connector that folds out to different angles and hides inside the cube speaker. Check out the retro speaker grille!”
Beetle: “Here is the on and off switch.”
Maynard: “See this mini USB plug? We just plug it in to the USB current in our house to keep it charged. There is a small 4 1/2 inch USB cable that comes with the speaker.”
Faith: “As a nurse, I deal with people who play their earbuds way too loud – look at these things – they’re bigger than our heads! It never hurts to give the ear a break and let people know what you’re rockin’ out to. Plus, it’s not cool to share earbuds, but that’s just me, ’cause I’m a nurse and all.”
Beetle: “Yeah, it’s not a hassle to carry around either. We just throw it the back of the LEGO van along with the Shuffle at it only weights 17 grams. If you got a monster setup like a iPod, PDA or any MP3 player, or even the giant big screen iPod touch, then the Fingertip Mini Cube Speaker will work. Dude, even big people put the Cube on a lanyard, necklace, or keychain.
As a techie, I can tell you it has built-in amplification and an enclosed rechargeable lithium battery. While it doesn’t produce bass thumping sound (duh!), it doesn’t sound tinny either. In fact the frequency response is 600Hz ~ 20KHz, but with our ears, we can’t really tell the difference. We can just tell you that for a portable sound, they sound good.”
Faith: “We get the boys to plug in the Shuffle, hit the play button and…”
Sunshine: “… party on like it’s 2009!”
Kerry: “Thanks Beetle, Sunshine, Maynard and Faith for taking the time to share!”
All: “Rock on brother man!”
Beetle: “If anybody want to buy the Fingertip Mini Cube Speaker, ask the man – Thomas – he’ll hook you up for $9.99 plus $2.99 shipping worldwide. He’s got some worth checking out.”
Sunshine: “P.S. Tell Judie she ROCKS!”
7 Responses to “Make some music: The Fingertip Mini Cube Speaker REVIEW”
Jan 25th, 2008 at 2:39 am
Awww! Lego people and happy shout-outs…thanks for making me smile!
Jan 25th, 2008 at 8:26 am
Heh, heh, Maynard! I like it.
Rock on witcha bad selves Lego people!
Jan 25th, 2008 at 10:42 am
The LEGO race can now have proper rock concerts!
It’s been awhile since I saw anything to do with legos, it’s refreshing.
On a more related note, what is the sound quality like on it? I imagine for a speaker this tiny it would have have crappy sound, but the size makes up for it.
Jan 27th, 2008 at 7:12 am
I did plug in the speaker to the Shuffle and other iPods – it can certainly handle the volume; the amplified sound quality is pretty good. Not too much in the highs or lows, a clean mid range sound, better than a transistor radio.
Beetle: “We like to get a pair and split the signal for a simulated stereo effect in our LEGO house. You could always plug in the Fingertip speaker into your iPod and carry it like a boom box next to your ear. Rock on brother!”
Jan 27th, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Oh, well if I had an Ipod, or some other mp3 player I’d totally buy one of these.
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