It’s rough and tough – made from an anodised aluminium reminiscent of the MacBook Air. It pumps out 15 watts of sound from a little can that is 72mm x 102mm in size. And it’s battery can last up to 50 hours on a single charge!
Okay, there’s a caveat to that last bit: 9 hours at maximum volume, 60 at minimum – 50 hours under ‘normal’ conditions. Still, that’s a long, long time compared to most. It takes about 6-8 hours to fully charge.
It charges via a proprietary USB cable (which means proprietary at one end, standard USB on the other)… so don’t lose that cable or you’re stuffed! Personally, I hate it when the cables aren’t completely standard, because I don’t like carrying deadweight.
It uses a built-in digital amplifier to provide sonic processing, power and clipping to avoid distortion.
You can daisy-chain several Minirigs together to fill larger rooms. Unless you are sitting directly in front of your speaker setup, you aren’t going to really appreciate stereo imaging from a portable speaker. In reality, a monaural speaker that’s designed for power and fidelity is going to be much more practical for most people – particularly at parties, events and gatherings.
For more technical information on the Minirig, click here.
Minirig is a British product and does not appear to have US distribution. You might look at these alternative(s) instead: