Mobile data and mobile speakers

This week’s Hydrapinion looks at the complexity of mobile data pricing. Not a new theme to explore per se, but one that was brought up at a launch this week, and one that’s never irrelevant anyway:
Why does mobile data have to be so confusing? “Short answer, for those who are time-poor today: So that the mobile phone companies can make lots of money. Now that I’ve saved you some time, send me five dollars.”
Meanwhile at, another tiny set of speakers gets a good hard listening to:
X-Mini Max II: “The X-Mini Max II offers better audio quality than the mono-only X-Mini II capsules, but they’re still hampered by odd cabling choices.”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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