A Closer Look
The Element Blaze is a primarily black unit with the exception of the silver Tronsmart branding on the front. Overall, the unit feels very well built and the materials used have a quality feel to them. On the front of the Blaze, covering the speakers is a steel mesh that is quite rigid and doesn’t have any play in it.
On the top of the speaker you have your 5 control buttons which include: power, volume up, lights, volume down, and play/pause. The buttons are made from a single piece of rubber material probably helping with the Element’s water resistance. Over the buttons, the rubber does feel a little thin. I would have liked to see the rubber be a little thicker to prevent it from wearing out too fast. Though I’m not sure how many presses they are rated for, I’m just speaking from experience with similar buttons I have encountered.
The bottom of the unit contains 2 large rubberized feet, which allows the Blaze to sit angled. In the center you have a thick piece of rubber which is covering the charging port and 3.5mm audio jack.
A shoot of the Element Blaze sitting on one of its rubberized feet.
The side of the Element Blaze has a handle of sorts that can be used to hold on to the unit or strap it up somewhere.
The Blaze also includes a ¼” mounting thread which is quite nice as it gives you the ability to mount this to your bike and not fear it falling off.