IUI MINI MIR­ROR BOOMBOX

HWM (Singapore) - - Multi-Test -

There is no doubt about where IUI got the in­spi­ra­tion for their NFC-en­abled wire­less speaker. The Mini Mir­ror is shaped like a Mini’s (the car, if you still haven’t got­ten it by now) side­view mir­ror, even go­ing as far as to sport a mir­ror fin­ish for the front face. The ob­vi­ous hint is the use of Mini brand­ing, and a Brithsh flag pat­tern adorn­ing the speak­ers all around.

Of course, when the speak­ers emit a “vroom” sound when pow­er­ing it up is when IUI takes things a lit­tle too far. A sim­ple beep would have suf­ficed.

Along with the Beats Pill, the Mini Mir­ror make up a duo of the small­est speak­ers in the roundup. The small size also means that the Mini Mir­ror de­liv­ers just 8W of power, and is suited more for per­sonal use rather than fill­ing a room with sound.

Au­dio qual­ity was slightly dis­ap­point­ing; weak mids meant that the over­all tone of the speak­ers lacked sub­stance. Tracks such as Melt My Heart To Stone sounded hol­low and lacked the req­ui­site lush, warmth. The lower fre­quen­cies also failed to make an im­pact and were ab­sent in the mix.

The speak­ers clearly take in­spi­ra­tion from the iconic Mini Cooper.

The mi­cro-USB and 3.5mm port can be found at the back of the speak­ers.

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