The Cyber Snipa Sonar Portable Mini Speaker is smaller than a baseball, fits in your pocket, and packs surprisingly good audio into a tiny package.
The Cyber Snipa Sonar Portable Mini Speaker is powered by a whopping 3-Watts of power funneled through a proprietary design and backed by its “vacuum bass” technology”. The Sonar is powered by a Lithium Ion battery rated for 4-hours of battery life on a full charge. A power button and volume up/down buttons are placed in the corners of the unit, and a single blue LED indicates the unit has power.
The Sonar connects to any portable device or PC through a single stereo connector. Then you simply twist to the top to open it, press power, and you’re off and running.
Ergonomics & Design
The Cyber Snipa Sonar is clearly aimed at portable applications and it’s an excellent companion for virtually any smartphone, netbooks laptops, tablet, or anywhere else you might want to quickly add a speaker for some private listening. A short 3.5mm stereo connector folds into the underside of the speaker, and a longer, 18” cable is also included. The longer cable also holds the USB charging connector. The Sonar’s Lithium Ion battery is good for around 4 hours of continuous play.
Although the Bass won’t blow you away, the Sonar still delivers remarkably imprsssive sound for such a small speaker, and it can get surprisingly loud. You can also daisy-chain multiple Sonars together for a fuller, ‘bigger’ sound.
The Sonar isn’t really a desktop gaming PC product, but it’s a suitable companion for travel, tablet, and mobile applications. I’ve used them as both a portable solution for work and as desktop PC speakers for a PC that didn’t warrant the trouble of installing something bigger, louder, or more expensive. As such they work quite well, though in this type of situation you’ll likely still want a good PC gaming headset at the very least to serve as your gaming needs.
There Cyber Snipa Sonar Portable Min Speaker is reasonably priced, very portable, and it serves its purpose well. I’d be inclined to recommend two, and if you’re in the market for something like the Sonar also consider the very similar Razer Ferox speakers, which are sold in pairs but cost about the same ($50 versus the Sonar’s $25 each). (The Ferox speakers are a larger and heavier than the Sonar, but the Ferox also offer longer battery life and include a better carrying case.)