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Tronsmart Element Splash Review - Waterproof Wireless Speaker Under PHP 1K

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The Tronsmart Presto power bank with Quick Charge 3.0 was one of our favorites from 2017. This year they released a true stereo pair-able waterproof speaker.
Tronsmart Element Splash Review - Waterproof Wireless Speaker Under PHP 1K
Tronsmart Element Splash

The speaker is called the Element Splash and it boasts IP67 certification with 10 hours of play time.

Here's our review!

Tronsmart Element Splash Specs

Drivers: Dynamic
Output: 7W
Frequency Response: 55Hz-20KHz
Battery: 1,000mAh, 2 hours charging time
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, USB input, microSD input
Others: IP 67 Certified, LED Indicator
Certifications: CE, FCC, RoHS
Playback Supported Formats: FLAC,APE,Other,MP3
Dimensions: 145 x 158 x 95 mm
Weight: 587 g
Price: PHP 999

Disclaimer: This is a unit loaned by Tronsmart Philippines.

Unboxing / Accessories

True to their branding, the box is made of textured quality paper with the Tronsmart purple, white and orange color scheme.

Inside are the speaker, micro USB charging cable, pouch, user manual, warranty card and carabiner.

Build Quality / Design

Nice looking build
Nice looking build

Out of the box, the speaker and carabiner is solid but lightweight. It has this matte texture that can adds friction to prevent slippage. The downside to the thin layered matte texture is that it scratches easily.
Power, play/pause and volume buttons!
Power, play/pause and volume buttons!

The speaker is round with the main speaker on top and a rubber flap at the bottom. The power, volume, and play/pause button on the side. At the opposite side is the Tronsmart branding.

There is a waterproof rubber flap at the back to cover the micro USB port and microSD card slot.

The micro USB cable is 6 inches long it feels hefty. We tried pulling on both ends and found that it was sturdy enough to endure the pulling forces from both ends.

Features

After being dipped in water!
After being dipped in water!

The headline feature is that it can be submerged for a brief period of time in water and will still work after.

We've dipped a pair in a swimming pool several times and found it to be working wonderfully after.

The other great feature of this speaker is that it can be paired with one more unit of Tronsmart Element Splash. This is true. You will find the instructions on how to pair it at the manual and once you've paired it. It is paired forever or until you pair it with another unit.

After the initial pairing, when two units are simultaneously turned on, the two pair immediately.

Battery Life

The Element Splash has a 1,000mAh battery capacity with a promise of 10 hours battery life.

In our actual usage, we were able to use it daily with nearly 10 to 12 hours of playtime and we only needed to charge it for two (2) hours and they are ready to go.

Sound Quality

A single unit can get loud and could fill a whole condo unit. When paired with a second unit the volume is the same but it adds another layer of quality that is given by adding directionality and depth. You notice this right away and the applications are endless.

A single unit can get loud and could fill a whole condo unit!

When listening outdoors like at the beach or a hiking trail, this allows a small group have a more consistent experience in terms of audibility and quality.

The sound signature is a balanced mids and trebles with a slightly stronger bass performance.

Even at maximum volume there is minimal distortion and when used indoors it gets so loud that we barely go beyond 75 percent volume.

Pros - Solid build, waterproof, Bluetooth pair-able, lightweight, good sound quality, 10 hours play time with 2 hours charging time, 
Cons - Matte texture scratches easily, no 3.5mm jack

Verdict

The Tronsmart Element Splash is priced at PHP 999 and brings outstanding value in terms of build quality, audio performace and battery life.

The water proof IP67 certification coupled with the stereo bluetooth pairability  elevate this product beyond most of the bluetooth speakers at the same price point. In fact the only down sides we see are the lack of 3.5mm AUX jack and the scratch prone textured coating.

Build / Design - 4.25
Features - 4.25
Battery Life - 4.25
Sound - 4.25
Average - 4.25 / 5
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