I posted in the Q&A about one of these issues but I thought I would come on the forum as well, so hi everyone.
A friend has lent me a V3 mini. I am interested in several of these but I wanted to come and voice some feedback before purchase.
As well as around the house, I intend to put in 2 v3 mini units in home made portable speakers.
I would like to start before the questions by saying that I am thoroughly impressed by the majority of the product, it’s truly amazing for such a size and price point. Well done.
My first question is about local connectivity: it seems like for such a great product, there is a missing feature - P2P!! Think JBL connect or similar. If I am out and about with 2 speakers, the ability to link them together without the need of the home router surely is a massive thing? I was told that the only way to do this at present is to use my phone as a hotspot, but then Spotify connect won’t work etc etc. If I am not mistaken, the V3 contains both a Bluetooth module and a WiFi module, if it’s not entirely possible to local connect and pair up with the standard firmware, is there any chance at all of a custom ‘P2P’ firmware? The reset button could become the pair button when short pressed (long press still reset) and this way no hardware changes would be needed. The phone would find and connect to the devices via Bluetooth and when the pair button is pressed, they use their WiFi cards to discover each other and link up creating a P2P synced music network… this would be HUGE. It would allow us to build our own portable speakers with the same feature set at the likes of JBL - seems like you’re missing a pretty big trick here! It would make this product about a million times better for portable applications!
2nd question: is there any way to have a different WiFi connected audible alert? I mean no disrespect, but as a British person, the American voice is quite out of place. Just a tone or sound would do nicely!
Thank you again for such wonderful products. I hope that I will enjoy them for years to come