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Veho Mimi Qube Wi-Fi Speaker System review

Don't dismiss the tiny Mimi Qube Wi-Fi Speaker System – it has a few impressive tricks up its sleeve

For

  • Flexible design
  • Small and light
  • Wi-Fi channel changer

Against

  • Not great sound quality

The Veho Mimi Qube Wi-Fi looks deceptively simple. It's a single small speaker that can fit in the palm of your hand, but it's capable of more than first seems possible.

The size of this wireless speaker means you can place it almost anywhere within around 30 metres of the wireless USB dongle without trouble. The battery life is six hours, and the built-in rechargeable battery can be replenished by plugging it into a USB port.

Because of its size, this speaker's sound quality isn't great, with some music sounding tinny. Although it looks like a single mono speaker, the Veho Mimi contains two 1.5 watt stereo speakers. These point in opposite directions, and the stereo effect is surprisingly good when the Mimi Qube Wi-Fi is directly behind or in front of you.

Another handy feature, which points at this speaker's hidden depths, is the presence of Wi-Fi channel selector buttons on the USB dongle. The Mimi Qube Wi-Fi uses the same 2.4GHz technology as wireless networks, so other devices like wireless routers can cause interference and a drop in audio quality. To avoid this, you can use the buttons on the dongle to choose a free wireless channel.

Another feature that might come as a pleasant surprise is the ability to connect an apparently unlimited number of Veho Mimi Qube Wi-Fi speakers to one USB dongle. You can buy the speakers separately, although this isn't much cheaper than buying them with the dongle.

Each speaker plays the same audio channel, so you couldn't buy five speakers and a subwoofer, and create a wireless 5.1 surround sound setup. What you can do is set up speakers throughout your house and garden and stream your music to each one – ideal for parties.

The Veho Mimi Qube Wi-Fi is small and stylish, but this comes at the expense of sound quality. However, if you want an attractive and expandable wireless speaker system, this could be for you.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSpeaker System
Speaker Configuration2.0
USBYes
RMS Output Power3 W
iPod SupportedYes
Wireless Speaker(s)Yes
ColourBlack
Brand NameVeho
ManufacturerVeho UK Ltd
Power SourceBattery, USB
Height70 mm
Width80 mm
Depth80 mm
Product ModelQube
Product NameMimi Qube Speaker System
Product LineMimi
Manufacturer Part NumberVSS-002W-BLK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.veho-world.com
Marketing Information

Ultra small footprint yet powerful WiFi speaker system. Starter kit includes USB dongle to connect to your notebook/PC or Mimi console system.

The unique new Mimi wireless speaker system allows you to quickly and easily stream music around your home and garden using WiFi technology. Using the supplied plug and play USB transmitting dongle you can transmit music or sounds from your PC or Mac between 30 to 50m (dependant on environment).

You can simultaneously pair an infinite number of speakers with a single dongle so whether you want to stream iTunes, Spotify, internet radio or any other media player, you can listen anywhere in the home or garden at the same time.

Package Contents
  • Mimi Qube Speaker System
  • Plug and Play USB Transmitting Dongle
  • 3.5 mm Line-in Connector Cable
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual