Boombotix Boombot Mini Review

We review the Boombotix Boombot Mini, a tiny portable, wireless speaker.

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Photo by David Niddrie.

Light enough for a laundry line. Photo by David Niddrie.

PRICE $39.99 USD


The Boombot Mini is a scaled down, ultra-light version of the Boombot Rex. Priced at $39.99, the speaker is geared towards value-conscious music lovers who travel light and stay on the move.

The Boombotix Boombot Mini Review

Photo by David Niddrie

TELL YOUR FRIENDS For less than 40 dollars, you get loud, portable music, streaming off your bluetooth device, in a compact, wedge-shaped speaker with the robust Boombot clip to attach to your messenger bag, belt or just about anywhere else. This speaker is light – 5 ounces – and the battery lasts about six hours on a one-hour charge for impromptu daily jam sessions.

WISH LIST Boombot keeps it simple here – this is a wireless speaker and nothing else. Adding a mic for speakerphone capability would be nice but, if anything, I would prefer a hard line input for those times bluetooth isn’t available. That said, why make it more complex than needed?

SUMMARY The ‘under $40’ market is fairly new for quality portable speakers and Boombot fits nicely into this category. You won’t be knocking socks off with the bass, but kicking a small gathering up a few notches with groovy tunes is always a hit. It’s an ideal companion for small group rides and post-sundown adventures. The Boombot Mini delivers good sound quality, substantial volume and a dead-simple interface with onboard track controls (play/pause/skip). The unit is weatherproof (IPX5 rated) and shock-resistant so you can be as free as your music. Available in three colors and backed by a one-year warranty, if you aren’t packing your tunes already, this would be a good place to start.

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