Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speaker review

THE Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth speaker looks to offer premium features at a budget price. 

We gave the speakers a go to see if they’re ready to take on the likes of Ultimate Ears in a crowded market.

Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speakers: Out the box

  • Tribit Stormbox Speakers, £41.99 at Amazon – buy here

The Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speakers are pretty straightforward once you’ve unboxed them. 

There’s no real setup required: just hit the Bluetooth button and sync the speaker to your phone. 

The speakers are fitted with a type C charger and you get a USB cable included; that’s all there is to it.

Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speakers: Features

Like a few other Bluetooth speaker makers, Tribit has enabled its Stormbox speakers to sync with one another in ‘party mode’, where the speakers combine to fill a room, or ‘stereo mode’, where the speakers divide into left and right.

This function is easy enough to enable and we managed to get the speakers playing well together in a couple of minutes.

The Stormboxes are waterproof and dustproof so they’re a decent accompaniment to any outdoor adventures you’ve got planned.

They even come fitted with a ‘tear resistant’ silicone strap across the back which you can slip a bike handlebar through or a backpack loop.

The Stormboxes are billed to have up to 8 hours battery life which is okay, but still a ways short of the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2, which can be found for a similar price and sports a 13 hour battery life.

Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speakers: Sound

  • Tribit Stormbox Speakers, £41.99 at Amazon – buy here

We were pleasantly surprised at the punchy bass the Tribit Stormboxes produced. 

They’re pretty small units, but you might not think it to hear them considering the depth of sound they provide.

The downside of this is that the bass can overpower the treble a bit, although we were largely able to rectify this with a bit by tweaking our Spotify settings. It's not the most balanced sound, but if you like your bass loud, the Stormbox will impress.

We found the Tribit did struggle a bit to cut across windy outdoor environments, so they’re not a replacement for meatier speakers such as the Ultimate Ears Megaboom, or the Beats Pill.

Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speakers: Performance

For the most part, everything on the Tribit Stormbox speakers worked as it should.

Syncing the speakers together could be a little easier, but it wasn’t tricky to master after a couple of tries.

Indoors the Bluetooth connection was flawless, although it did cut out a couple of times on a (very windy) trip outdoors,although that's pretty much par for the course in our experience of Bluetooth speakers.

Tribit Stormbox Micro Bluetooth Speakers: The verdict

  • Tribit Stormbox Speakers, £41.99 at Amazon – buy here

We liked the Tribit Stormboxes after a couple of weeks of testing.

The sound was good and the price tag was even better, with an RRP of £39.99.

They were easy to use and we’d be more than happy to have them along to a BBQ or a picnic spot for some background noise.

The question of ‘would we buy these ourselves’ is tricky to answer, though. If we were given the Stormboxes as a gift, we’d certainly have no problem accepting them, but if we were spending our own money, the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 can be found for about £10 more on Amazon and that might prove a bit tempting for us.

For an extra tenner you get a wider choice of colour schemes, improved battery life and a ‘drop proof’ design that even floats; that’s a tough proposition to beat.

If you can’t spare the extra money, buy these speakers and you’ll be perfectly pleased with yourself.

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