X-mini Waterproof Speaker KAI X1 W debuts at COMEX

If you need a small rugged waterproof speaker, check out the latest X-mini KAI X1 W speaker. It is super portable and is exclusively available at Comex 2018 (which is starting tomorrow).

Price-wise, I think it is affordable but definitely not very cheap (at RRP S$69.90). Based on the Press Release, it says “built-in camera mount”. I was curious what it was until I saw the picture. It is the tripod mount that they are talking about.

At the moment, you can only get it at Comex 2018. Not sure when it will be available nationwide. Here are some specs if you need them.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • IPX Rating: IPX7
  • Dimensions: Ø80mm x 40mm
  • Net Weight: 145g
  • Speaker: Magnetically shielded 50mm (4Ω)
  • Loudspeaker Output: 5W
  • Frequency Response: 150Hz-18kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise: ≥ 75dB
  • Distortion: ≤ 0.5%
  • Battery Capacity: 1,000mAh
  • Battery Charging Voltage: 5V (USB)
  • Battery Charge Time: 2.5 hours (min.)

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operating Frequency Range: 2.4GHz – 2.48GHz
  • Wireless Range: Up to 10 metres (33 feet)
  • Bluetooth Compliant: v4.2 + EDR
  • Bluetooth Profile Support: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Bluetooth Playback Time: 8 hours (max.)*

*Playback time varies according to volume and genre.

AVAILABLE COLORS

  • Blue
  • Red
  • White

Read the Press Release for more details.

Press Release

X-miniTM debuts its new waterproof X-mini KAI X1 W speaker exclusively at COMEX Singapore 2018

Made for the outdoors, the X-mini KAI X1 W can blast music through the rain and offers up to 8 hours of continuous playtime.

Singapore, 5 September 2018 – Award-winning audio brand X-mini launches their new rugged, palm-sized speaker at COMEX 2018: the waterproof X-miniTM Kai X1 W. Built to be waterproof, the rugged X-mini KAI X1 W is a compact, palm-sized speaker made for both the great outdoors such as camping trips or beach outings – while providing great sound quality.

With an IPX7 waterproof rating, the X-mini KAI X1 W can withstand 1-metre deep water immersion for up to 30 minutes, while still blasting your favourite songs. It also features a built-in camera mount with a detachable D-ring and carry strap for multiple uses, such as securing it to a bicycle handle for music playback while you cycle.

The X-mini KAI X1 W comes with a large 50mm audio driver, that delivers a quality audio experience for up to 8 hours of continuous playtime, as well as a built-in microphone for hands-free calls. You may also pair it with a second X-mini KAI X1 W speaker for a full True Wireless Stereo sound experience.

Hoong He Hin, Chief Executive Officer of X-mini, says: “The sleek and compact X-mini KAI X1 was originally designed to help you experience music in the palm of your hand. Now, we have created a great new outdoor speaker with waterproof functionality for audio lovers to enjoy the same high-quality music while at the beach or when they explore the world outside with the new X-mini KAI X1 W.”

Key features

Big sound in a rugged, palm-sized body – Powered by a large 50mm audio driver in an 80mm x 40mm compact body.

IPX7 waterproof rating – Withstands water immersion of up to 1 metre for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Built-in camera mount – Includes a detachable D-ring and carry strap to secure to your bicycle handle or bag.

Built-in microphone – Allows for hands-free calls, both indoors and outdoors.

Enjoy True Wireless Stereo – Pair a second X-mini KAI X1 W to enjoy excellent left and right channel stereo audio.

Long battery life – Up to 8 hours of playback time.

Availability

The X-mini KAI X1 W comes in three fun colours – Blue, Red and White – at a MSRP of S$69.90. It will be available exclusively at COMEX 2018 at Booth 6135, Level 6. Nationwide availability will be announced at a later date.

About X-miniTM

Founded in 2006, X-mini revolutionised the portable speaker industry with its iconic capsule speakers. The industry pioneer consistently delivers premium award-winning audio products that punch way above size and price. Its rich audio heritage is anchored upon an early commitment to develop its signature audio drivers ground up to create crisp, robust and vibrant sounds. Today, X-mini also partners other manufacturers to embed its acoustic expertise to deliver new sound products for both the consumer and enterprise segments.