Half a century ago, Elvis Presley was one of the brightest stars in the pop music world. Another star was John Lennon who was ‘more popular than Jesus.’ Finally, The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ became the first ever shown on MTV in the US.
For half a century, everything changed in this world. There are tons of video clips that make many people press the Pause button even at the very beginning of the clip. On the contrary, there are many singers that have outrun the mentioned pop kings. Probably, the current technologies and gadgets have their big impact on this. We learn new information about the celebrities every single day. Plus, there are various audio gadgets that help us listen to whatever we want and whenever we want. But nostalgia is interesting. So retro products or retro-style products have more chances to grab customers’ attention. The Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is one of them. It’s a Bluetooth speaker mixed with vinyl elements such as a vinyl record player, radio, etc. At the same time, the wilderness green coloring, which was unique in the last century, awaken hidden memories.
Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 Appearance
The box of the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is another topic of conversation. On the front, we can see the B612 planet that comes our way from the ‘Little Prince.’
The back side provides some important information about the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612.
When ‘taking off the hijab’, we can see the retro-style Bluetooth speaker. Undoubtedly, it has a great visual impact on us.
The phonograph of the last century was wrapped in a lovely package of cute style, crossing a number of parallel universes.
This is the front of the fuselage, which is compactly distributed with the FM lever, the switch lever, the volume adjustment knob, the speaker with the shape of the vinyl disc and the indicator light. It looks like a phonograph from any angle.
The wilderness green that was widely used in home appliances such as refrigerators and freezers in the last century has also become the main color of the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612. This is the unique taste of the era that we have never experienced before, and it is retro and nostalgic.
The entire body of the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is made of metal. Also, a car paint process is added. The body is very delicate to the touch, and the metallic texture is cool.
The charging jack of the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is on the left side of the fuselage. It is a USB2.0.
The information on the back of the fuselage shows that it has a built-in 400mAh battery. This capacity is not small compared to such a mini body.
The dimensions of the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 are 6mm x 47mm x 30mm, which is very close to the Apple Watch, and its weight is only about 130g. It can be easily held in the hand by three fingers.
This is a brown data cable that comes with the product. The insulating sheath is made of nylon.
The attached lanyard has no color difference with the nylon data line.
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Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 APP experience
The Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 works with the app named Elvis Presley. It can be found in the major app stores, or you can go directly to the official website to download.
After the download and installation steps are completed, turn on the phone’s Bluetooth and make sure that the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is ON (the body indicator flashes frequently). Then operate the phone to pair the two.
Complete the initial binding, and then connect to the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 automatically when you log in to the app.
After completing the login process, you can see the following interface, which can be selected according to your own tastes and preferences. We chose ‘post-90’ and ‘pure music.’
Then you can see the following content channels. This interface follows the old radio frequency modulation interface design. When you slide down, you can listen to the favorite content like you switched stations. You don’t have to pay much attention to retrieving tracks or songs.
In terms of content, Elvis’ music library classifies its aggregated resources by ‘Radio’, ‘Podcast’, and ‘Music’, and also accesses FM stations from third parties.
Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 Operating Experience
When looking at the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612, many will it all elements are put for design purposes only. But the truth is that each part of the phonograph does a certain function.
The picture below shows the power switch. Turn the joystick to the right to turn the speaker on. Turn it to the left to turn it off. The kind of switch has a feeling of music flowing out. The children who have not played the radio can’t feel it off.
This is the channel joystick. You can switch channels by flipping up and down, short press once to play ‘Next song in this channel’, and short press twice to play ‘Previous song in this channel.’
This is the volume knob. Turn clockwise to increase the volume, counterclockwise to decrease the volume, and short press to pause and play the track. This retro and innovative design is easy to use and fun.
Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 Playback Experience
After the actual measurement, during the process of playing music, if the volume is turned to the maximum, it can reach 94 to 95 decibels. It is louder than the diesel engine.
Considering the small size of the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612, and the more complex and precise structure, it can achieve a very large volume. So the ‘small steel gun’ is worthy of the name.
Portable speakers have always been criticized for their high-frequency performance. Therefore, in order to test the level of the called the small steel guns worthy of the name, we chose Vitas’ ‘Opera 2’ for the experience.
The performance it provides is outstanding.
The Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 body and its supporting app have no power display function. So we have to test it manually.
We started playing the song from 9:09 in the morning, the volume is set at 70%, and it will still work normally at 16 in the afternoon. So we can assume it can be quite sufficient for a daily use. 6-7 hours of battery life is guaranteed.
In terms of appearance, the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is quite small with dimensions of 63mm x 47mm x 30mm. It is a combination of multi-element of radio and vinyl discs from the wilderness of the last century.
As for the app experience, the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 supports ‘Emperor Wonderful Broadcasting’, with the unique ‘Oh Play’ push to achieve thousands of recommended songs.
In terms of operation experience, the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 has a number of buttons in the form of ‘phono lever’ and ‘phono knob’ on the petite body, which can be used to switch the speaker and change the channel when leaving the phone, adjust the volume and other interactive operations.
In terms of the playback experience, it shows great audio performance with up to 94 decibels. The sound quality of low, medium, and high frequencies and vocal performance are quite satisfactory, and the 7-hour continuous use of the endurance results is sufficient for daily use.
In general, the Xiaomi Elvis Presley Atomic Player B612 is not expensive because of the small body. But at the same time, it has a large volume, a long battery life, it is ultra-portable and is priced at 249 yuan ($36) only.