Tronsmart's Element T6 speaker lets you groove in style
Tronsmart offers a wide range of Windows 10 accessories ranging from headphones to speakers to chargers. The company's latest offering is a stylish Bluetooth speaker that could easily be confused with a drink tumbler.
The Tronsmart Element T6 is a 25-Watt Bluetooth speaker that delivers room-filling surround sound. The portable speaker is portable enough to take poolside or on camping trips and stylish enough to use around the house or office. On top of delivering decent sound quality, the Element T6 also supports hands-free calling features.
If you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker that stands out from the pack with its appearance and holds its own with respect to sound quality, the Tronsmart Element T6 is worth considering. It is priced at $45.99 and available at Amazon.
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When I first unboxed the Tronsmart Elements T6, first impressions were good. While the speaker reminded me of a drink tumbler or thermos, the style is sharp looking. The Bluetooth speaker is just shy of 7.75 inches tall and 2.75 inches in diameter. It weighs a meager 19 ounces.
The body of the Element T6 is wrapped in woven mesh fabric that offers a feel a ruggedness and durability. The bottom of the speaker has a rubber pad to add to the solid build quality and a rubber spine runs the length of the speaker to add grip to the Element.
At the top of the Bluetooth speaker is a button panel that includes controls for power, playback, and hands-free calling. There is a multicolored ring light ring surrounding the button pad, which confirms actions and alerts you to a low battery. Volume control is handled through a rotating ring at the top of the speaker. Charging and auxiliary ports are positioned about a third of the way up the rubber spine.
Under the hood, the Element T6 sports two 12.5-watt audio drivers and a 5200mAh battery. The battery is rated for 10-15 hours of playback time and in testing the Element T6, that rating isn't far from the mark. I was able to get just over 12 hours of playback time on a single charge.
The overall feel and appearance of the Tronsmart Element T6 Bluetooth speaker are good. The speaker has a little heft to it, but nothing overbearing. The mesh fabric (comes in red or black) helps the speaker stand out while on the shelf or on the picnic table. It is a very portable speaker that easily fits in a water bottle pouch on a backpack or side pocket of a beach bag.
The Tronsmart Element T6 comes packaged with a micro-USB charging cable, a 3.5mm audio cable, and instruction manual.
While the Tronsmart Element T6 is an eye-appealing Bluetooth speaker, audio performance offers its own level of appeal. The top controls are responsive and I like how the volume and track movement controls do not share the same buttons. The volume ring at the top of the speaker is a nice touch.
Sound quality is respectable and easily fills the room with music or video audio. I liked the surround sound style of the Element T6 and the bass/treble levels were just right. Outdoors, the speaker performed well making it a good choice for back porch gatherings, poolside entertainment or any other adventures you have in mind.
Just keep in mind that while durable, the Element T6 is not water or dust resistant. It's a good choice for an outdoor speaker but you need to be careful not to drop it in the pool, lake or ocean.
The Element T6 can be connected via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio cable. When you connect the cable, the speaker automatically disables Bluetooth connectivity and the led light turns green and you receive an audible confirmation you are in aux mode. While connected using the auxiliary cable the buttons on the speaker are disabled, as is the hands-free calling features. To return to Bluetooth mode, disconnect the 3.5mm cable and short press the power button.
Hands-free calling features are on the basic side and include answering, ending and the last number redial components. Call quality was decent, on par with your average Bluetooth hands-free device. While not overly impressive, the hands-free features work and offer a level of convenience when you are too relaxed to get up and find your Windows phone.
Sharp looking Bluetooth speaker with toe-tapping sound
I was impressed with the Tronsmart Element T6. The design of the Bluetooth speaker is eye appealing, the build quality feels solid and the sound performance solid.
I like having the ability to connect the Element T6 using the audio cable and battery life isn't shabby. I don't mind the speaker being limited to the basics of hands-free calling and appreciate having an independent volume control feature.
If I had to call Tronsmart out on anything with the Element T6 speaker it would have to be with its owner's manual. It covers the basic operations nicely but needs to be printed larger. As is, you'll need a magnifying glass to read it or visit Tronsmart's product page for all the details on the speaker's operation.
The Tronsmart Element T6 is currently available in red or black color patterns and is running $45.99. It's a solid Bluetooth speaker that is very portable without sacrificing audio quality.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.