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12 comments on “Mighty Dwarf Speaker by Tier One Electronics

  1. Johan

    I have tried these out at a shop and to be honest, it’s a great gimmick but the sound quality is pretty bad.

    It’s a great party trick but not something I’d want to use for any amount of time.

  2. I agree in part. On most surfaces, it tends to distort when played too loud.
    But on really solid surfaces, and glass, I find that those distortions are reduced dramatically.
    I found that I used it a lot more when working outdoors, as opposed to when any place indoors.
    It needs to be more stable at louder volumes.

  3. Johan

    It was tested on a nice solid wood surface but I didn’t get a chance to try it out on glass unfortunately.

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad but I can’t justify paying that much when Shox or something similar could do roughly the same job. I think it could work when camping and using it on a car, I’m not sure but I still think it’s party trick.

    If they cost R200 I’d definitely be all over them.

  4. I tried them out on glass, wood, and many other surfaces. I really got good sound out of them. A lot of the times it was better than the shox. I think it’s a matter of what glass and what wood.

  5. The sound from this is quite different to that of the shoX.
    If you place the device on, say, a glass coffee table, the whole table would vibrate and emit some sort of sound.
    Again, a neat party trick. But both these speakers I’d say are for personal use and not for a bunch of people to gather around at a party.
    Still comes down to personal preference. Cool vs. (more) functional I suppose.
    Thanks for the comments. If you do get a chance, try some other surfaces to test. Glass, boxes, tiles, etc. Even some of the hollowed objects have some neat effects. Nothing crystal clear though, but then, the shoX isn’t superb either, but slightly better, and much lighter.

  6. Johan

    Cool, that is good to know. I’ll wait for the price to drop.

    Cheapest I can get them is around R450, a bit too much for what it is.

  7. Johan

    I’ve taken your advice and decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and ordered one.

    I’ll keep you posted.

  8. I have’ta force myself not to play around with the one for the giveaway! I think it really is a useful device, especially when you are limited with sound. I actually had a shox speaker for years and never used it.

  9. Johan

    Baby steps, lets see how much I’ll end up using this one. I do think it’ll be great for camping and that sort of thing. I can’t see myself using it much around the house though.

  10. Danie

    I see a lot of people complaining. But erm, maybe its cause this is a knock off product and not the REAL mighty Dwarf? its even listed as a knock off product on their site

  11. Hi Danie,

    Thanks for the comment. We just saw that link on the Might Dwarf website too. As far as we were informed, Tier One is the official distributor of the speaker in South Africa. Whether this is true or false remains to be seen. The product we reviewed, however, was of good quality, regardless of whether or not its a knock off product.

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