Here a nice surprise from Razer – a company known primarily for their performance-oriented gaming peripherals – a portable Bluetooth speaker. The Leviathan Mini, as the small black speaker is called, goes after the portable audio market where it has to compete with companies such as Bose, Beats, and Klipsch.
Leviathan Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review
When you first lay your eyes on the minimalistic speaker, you probably won’t think that the small device could actually deliver anything close to respectable sound quality. Well, it actually does. The built-in 12-watt speaker has plenty of power to offer a pleasant sound balance even at higher volumes. Razer wanted to make the speaker sound more “full”, and as a result, the bass is more prominent than mids and highs. We have found this especially annoying when playing rock and metal music as various instruments simply melted together into one muddy mosh pit of sounds. It would be nice if there was some way how to adjust the speaker’s audio profile directly, but alas, there isn’t. Luckily, you can always use the equalizer that is built into your smartphone.
The pairing processed takes full advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX technology to deliver CD-like quality with a connectivity range of up to 30 feet. Pairing works flawlessly and the NFC technology makes it truly hassle-free. The Leviathan Mini has a 2 600 mAh battery that should, according to the manufacturer, last up to 10 hours of continues playback. We have found that to be an accurate estimation of what you can expect in real life. Since the battery is so small, charging it to 100% takes just one hour.
Another cool feature of this portable Bluetooth speaker are the integrated microphone with advanced noise suppression technology. The speaker is able to deliver a very good voice quality as it intelligently removes all outside noises and makes your voice clear and comprehensible.
The overall minimalistic approach to designing this speaker comes at the cost of a complete lack of volume and battery status indicators. All you really get with this speaker are three big buttons on the top of the unit and that’s it.
The Leviathan Mini costs $180, which is slightly cheaper than what you would spend on Bose SoundLink Mini II. We are not exactly sure if $180 is good enough price for the sound quality that you would be getting. If you also account for the overly minimalistic design, the Leviathan Mini seems to be not worth recommending to anybody besides die hard Razor fans.
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