Tronsmart Trip waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a perfect summer companion

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There’s something about summer that puts me in a positive mood. The longer days, the warmer weather and the summer airs.

During my vacation, I spent a lot of time on the beach which allowed me to fully test the Tronsmart Trip.

Design

The relatively inexpensive Trip comes with IPX7 waterproofing, all wrapped in a sleek mesh fabric. There are two solid rubber feeds on the base of the small speaker which measures 169.5 x 81 x 40.7mm and weighs 328g.

The Trip features large buttons on the top that are easy to see and use to control volume, power, pause/play, and Bluetooth pairing. On the front is a large Tronsmart logo in the same color as the buttons. There is a choice of four colors.

One end has a large rope-style loop that makes it easy to carry or attach to something like a branch. The other end has the USB-C charging port and a 3mm headphone jack with a thick rubber cover to ensure waterproofing.

Features and audio quality

Tronsmart Trip with 20 hours of battery life and Bluetooth 5.3 support. Photo: Noel Campion

The Tronsmart Trip comes with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 with the quick connect feature which allows easy switching between different paired devices. Standard 5.3 has an extended range of 18m in open space.

Although not a deal breaker, it would have been nice if the trip was supported in the Tronsmart companion audio app.

The Trip can last up to 20 hours of playback (50% volume), which is impressive for such a small speaker. You also get a built-in microphone which is a great addition as you can use it for hands-free calls.

The Trip features TrueWireless stereo pairing, which means you can pair two of them together for a more powerful and expanded stereo setup. I only received one trip, so I was unable to test this feature.

The Trip uses patented SoundPulse technology with two full-frequency drivers and two passive radiators that produce clean, clear and balanced sound. On a beach, sound at 100% volume is good enough to hear and enjoy without disturbing those around you. It doesn’t get really loud and I wouldn’t expect that for such a small speaker, but it also doesn’t distort at maximum volume.

Verdict

The Tronsmart Trip is a cute little speaker that’s extremely portable, stylish, fully waterproof, and rugged enough to take with you anywhere. The sound quality is excellent and the battery life is stellar.

Tronsmart trip €26 from AliExpress Tronsmart

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