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Radically upgrade your sound and music experience with this 100dB HiFi Bluetooth speaker/portable audio monitor. 50 hours playtime!
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Micro USB

Posted by Frankenspiel Ltd. (Creator)
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Hi backers!

When we began designing the FS-X we left open the issue of using a mini/micro USB slot for the FS-X’s charging cable. 

Early sketch of FS-X
Early sketch of FS-X

In the meantime the industry has mainly gone over to micro USB.

From your comments it's clear how you felt, many of you requested a micro USB slot. After having reviewed it, we have decided to go for micro USB.
Of course this affects only the charging cable slot, and has no other implications for the FS-X’s functionality.

Micro USB has the advantage of being smaller and if you happen to mislay your FS-X’s charging cable, you will be able to replace it easily since micro USB is the more common cable. The chance is anyway you’ve got one lying around.

Your comments have really helped us!
Thanks again for your support!

Regards,

The Frankenspiel team

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    1. Jack on

      To note, I got micro and mini the wrong way round. Mondays eh.

    2. Jack on

      My only concern is the flimsy design of most mini USB I/O's. I have more broken mini ones than I have micro, in fact, I'm pretty certain all of the latter still work!

    3. JB on

      Great news!

    4. Piotr Kula on

      Lots of new smart phones come with mini USB. But you are right, I have tons of micros lying around. Mini is best used on small devices to save space on PCB. Either way, its not really relevant the port. What I would like to know is, can I plug that into my Windows computer and will it pick up like a sound device, like your previous model? :)

    5. Laurence Freedman on

      Hmmm I'd rather have Mini USB personally, but that's also because I have tons and tons of Mini USB cables.

    6. Sam Camacho on

      Will this effect the charging speed?

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      Maikel Lodewijk on

      Superb! Now Apt-X support so I can use it in stereo with my MacBook...