Nokia MD-12

by Volker Weber

ZZ4C1C7687

Let's start with the good news. It's practically impossible to misplace the Nokia MD-12 speaker. I have no idea how Nokia makes a bright plastic material that does not glow in the dark. In the photo above the speaker sits on a white surface. And I had to nail down the white balance since the camera had no idea how to calibrate.

This is a small speaker you just throw in your bag as you leave the house. At 84 mm by 38 mm it is small enough to fit anywhere. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and if you have NFC, you can skip the pairing step. Turn it on and just touch it with your phone and it's playing. It will play for up to 15 hours depending on how far you crank it up. You recharge it via a MicroUSB port, so you can use your regular Nokia charger.

You have to place the speaker on a hard surface that is used as a resonator for bass frequencies. This is where it fails me. I find it is too light for a good coupling; 180 g is about the same weight as a Lumia 920. Depending on the surface I hear the vibrations between the speaker and the surface. It's also mono and not particularly loud at 95 db from half a meter. Without a hard surface it has no bass at all.

On the upside, this is probably a good compromise between weight and size for a portable speaker that lives in your bag all of the time. And with its bright color, you won't leave it behind in your hotel room when you depart. It may not be loud enough for a party, but certainly loud enough to annoy the person in the next room.

Comments

Recent comments

Volker Weber on Watson - ? - Profit at 07:35
Johannes Matzke on Watson - ? - Profit at 06:16
Oliver Regelmann on Watson - ? - Profit at 01:10
Oliver Regelmann on How to get started with SONOS at 01:07
Chris Hudson on How to get started with SONOS at 01:06
Tom Duff on Watson - ? - Profit at 00:04
Gregg Eldred on Watson - ? - Profit at 23:56
Ulli Mueller on How to get started with SONOS at 23:10
Markus Dierker on How to get started with SONOS at 21:11
Fotios Nisiropoulos on How to get started with SONOS at 20:09
Frank Quednau on How to get started with SONOS at 20:06
Volker Weber on How to get started with SONOS at 18:12
Thomas Cloer on How to get started with SONOS at 18:07
CJ Young on Is Verse a new way to work? at 14:06
CJ Young on I do not understand IBM marketing at 14:00
Que huong on Is Verse a new way to work? at 03:18
Tom Hillebrand on I do not understand IBM marketing at 22:31
Fredrik Malmborg on Is Verse a new way to work? at 07:43
Giulio Campobassi on I do not understand IBM marketing at 05:36
Volker Weber on BlackBerry battery performance is back to normal at 23:23
Patrick Ragan on BlackBerry battery performance is back to normal at 13:35
Patrick Ragan on BlackBerry battery performance is back to normal at 13:24
Patrick Ragan on BlackBerry battery performance is back to normal at 13:22
Volker Weber on Is Verse a new way to work? at 11:47
Chris Linfoot on Is Verse a new way to work? at 11:13

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 07:55

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2015 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum