Body riddled with mosquito bites, I’m now back from jungle trekking in El Mirador, and preparing from some dirt road adventures in the Guatemalan Highlands – more on that soon… In the meantime, just a quick post to share news of this awesome little gadget.
Purists like to travel without music. But if music is a big part of your life, it’s hard to leave it at home. A nice set of in-ear headphones are one thing, but to me, nothing beats my favourite tunes wafting across the camp site, or lending life to a dingy hotel room after a long day’s ride.
Bike touring is all about going super light, and the X-mini 2 fits the bill perfectly. It’s little larger than a chicken egg, yet within its shell, manages to produce a surprisingly rich, bassy sound that’s a far cry from the tinny timbres of anything that’s a similar size. Proof is perhaps in the fact that it keeps disappearing – all those who has set eyes and ears upon it have asked to borrow it.
The internal battery is good for up to 12 hours and charged via a USB port, ideal if you’re carrying a netbook. And, as netbook speakers tend to be underpowered, it’s great for watching movies too. Plus, it just about fits into the mesh sidepocket of an Orlieb bar bag, or in my top tube snack pack.
I managed to get mine online via Amazon for just £12.