A Mighty Dwarf! We expected some kind of Battle Axe to be packed along side this sturdy little speaker.
There was no weaponry, however, there was plenty to play with, and much to tell you about these mini portable surround sound speakers. Here are some Q&A facts to help keep things concise:
You: Do you need a power source to use the speaker? Rater: Not once the speaker itself is charged.
You: Can it play music as it stands? Rater: Sure thing. The mini SD card – inserted – holds your music library.
You: Can it do 35 one arm push-ups? Rater: Have another dop.
You: How does it use a rigid surface to amplify the tunes? Rater: The speaker sends out vibrations that are picked up by the surface which turns into a musical instrument itself as the sound is transmitted in 360°.
You: Can you play tunes through it from other sources? Rater: Yes. Easily plugs in to MP3 player, computer or other music source with cable provided.
Your Girlfriend: Can it link with multiple mini speakers for best sound? Rater: Sure, I’ll pick you up around 7pm, wear something cute … I mean, it sure does. What an intelligent question.
Weight: just 285g
Frequency: 80 Hz – 18 kHz
Size: 51mm x 59mm
How the Mighty Dwarf actually works:
Sound is vibration. When we listen to music from an instrument, the sound created is then manipulated by the shape of the instrument to deliver what you eventually hear with your ears. The Mighty Dwarf plays the music in just the same way the other speakers do so, but then the fun starts. By placing the little speaker on a firm surface, the vibrations of sound are transmitted really efficiently to the surface which then becomes the musical instrument for the sound. This means if you place the speaker on a table, the full table becomes the musical instrument giving you a 360 degree sound emitted from the actual table.
Just as different instruments deliver different sounds, so the different types of surfaces give a different quality of sound output. Have a look at the video so see how the Mighty Dwarf in action and enjoy some Beastie Boys tunes: