The Tribit Stormbox Micro promises “Surprisingly booming sound and deep bass”. Does it deliver? At first glance, it doesn’t look like it can promise much. As it turns out, good things really do come in small packages.
- Surprisingly Booming Sound and Deep Bass(Built-in XBass®)
- Rugged. Water Resistant. Dustproof
- Reliable Tear-Resistant Strap for Biking etc.
- Up to 8 Hrs of Playtime & USB-C Charging
- Connect Two Speakers Together for Stereo or Party Mode
- Multipoint Technology
Dimensions 98.3*98.3*35.8mm or 3.87*3.87*0.31in
Weight 290g or 10.22 ounces
Opening the box, you’ll find a user manual, warranty card, the speaker itself, and a USB-C charging cable. Pairing the speaker is easy. Simply press the power button, search for Bluetooth devices on the phone or tablet you’re using, and press pair.
Playback can be controlled via your phone or tablet, or on the speaker itself. On the top of the speaker, you’ll find three buttons. Volume down, a square play/pause button, and volume up. A double press on the play/pause button will skip to the next song in your playlist. A triple press will skip to the beginning of the current song, and triple pressing again will skip back to the previous song that was playing.
The Tribit Stormbox Micro is made for portability. Its small size makes it easy to carry around, and the built in rubber strap on the bottom makes it easy to securely strap the speaker to backpack straps, handlebars, belts, or simply just place it on a stable surface.
I had to test the waterproof claims. Tribit says the Stormbox Micro has an IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating. Placing the speaker in my driveway, I sprayed it with a garden hose. It was concerning when the sound started to distort and crackle. Though it was neat to see the water dancing to the beat of the music. With the music still playing I shook it out, and within a minute, it cleared up again as if nothing happened. Very impressive and unexpected.
I have to admit, this little speaker surprised me. At first glance, my expectations were low. Yet, it checks all the boxes. The build quality is solid. For a small package, the sound has to be heard in person to be fully appreciated. Clear highs and mids, solid bass, and the sound never wavered even at full volume. At my full time job, I run a mail inserting machine. They’re very loud with paper running through them, and the paper trim blower only adds to the noise. When I took the speaker to work, I could tell the music was still playing from about 8 feet away even while wearing ear plugs. Due to sensitive customer information (possibly even yours), I cannot show pictures of that. Once again, the Stormbox Micro shines where I didn’t expect it to.
The 100 foot Bluetooth range is ambitious and reaching the theoretical limits of Bluetooth 5.0. I noticed connection issues around 75 feet even with a clear line of sight. The question is though, how often will you really be that far away from the speaker while you’re trying to listen to music? Best of all, the Tribit Stormbox Micro is affordable. At $55.99, it will be a laborious task to find another speaker that can compete.
I tried and tried to find something wrong with this speaker. The last thing I want is for my reviews to sound biased. But I have to give credit where it’s due. If you purchase this speaker, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you to Tribit for providing this sample for our review.