The JLab Crasher Mini is the cheapest option in the company’s Crasher Bluetooth speakers and they all boast portability and water resistance. The Mini is able to deliver mono-only audio but in a small, tote-friendly architecture. This particular Bluetooth speaker isn’t bad, but there are several other options within its price class that are better. But if you’re loyal to the JLab brand, then this might be a good choice for you if you’re in need of a small enough speaker that won’t be much of a hindrance with regards to space.
The JLab Crasher Mini is the Smallest Speaker in the Lineup
The JLab Crasher Mini is IPX5-rated and it comes with a measurement of 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.3-inches. Furthermore, it can easily be thrown inside a backpack, or even a small purse, and it won’t take up too much space. It has a metallic casing for its exterior material, and it comes in either blue or silver colors. Inside, it houses one 1.5-inch neodymium driver which, as mentioned earlier, in a mono-only affair. It is then complemented by a 2 x 2-inch passive radiator which assists in increasing the bass response, albeit only slightly. Underneath the speaker, it is rubberized to prevent the unit from dancing all over the place when placed on tabletops. The sound is then projected upward through a grille located at the top panel.
On its side panels, there are dedicated controls for power, track navigation, playing or pausing tracks, and volume. Speaking of the volume controls, they also work in conjunction with your mobile device’s master levels. You can also find a covered, rubberized panel that houses and protects the 3.5-millimeter aux input as well as the micro-USB charging point. In its standard packaging, a USB cable is included, however there is no cable for the aux input.
When playing music with intense sub-bass content, the Crasher Mini is able to deliver laudable bass response under moderate volume levels. However, there is some very minor distortion that can be heard when cranking up to higher volumes. Still, when you take a look at the device with its price and size, then distortion is not that surprising.
While the JLab Crasher Mini is a solid choice for its maximum portability, for a bit more you can get another Bluetooth speaker within the same product line that can offer stereo sound. But if you want a speaker that you can carry around practically anywhere, and throw it into your purse or backpack without much care in the world, then the Mini is a good choice.