Review: Tronsmart Splash 1 Waterproof Portable Wireless Speaker
I was looking to replace the Bluetooth speaker in our main shower and came across the Tronsmart Splash 1 Waterproof Portable Wireless Speaker. It looks nice and is IPX7 waterproof, which means it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes before potentially failing, but for this type of product ease-of-use and sound quality are two of the most important factors.
In the box you get the speaker with attached adjustable rope strap, USB-C charging cable, 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable for use with the AUX in Port, and paperwork. While neither the charging nor audio cables are particularly long, their inclusions are nevertheless appreciated.
After charging, setup is easy. Once you remove the charging cable and power on the speaker, you then hold the M button for a few seconds and connect your phone, tablet, or other device to “Tronsmart Splash 1.”
Sound quality is excellent over the Bluetooth 5.0 connection. There’s decent bass and clear overall sound. It won’t blow you away, but for a small, waterproof speaker, it’s very good. You can supposedly sync audio with a second Splash 1 for true stereo sound, but I didn’t have a second device to test that functionality with.
LED lights on the outer case cycle between various colors depending upon the current state of the device. Volume Up/Down and Play/Pause are clearly marked on the top of the unit. I also appreciate the discrete power button because other devices I’ve had often make the Play/Pause button pull the additional duty.
Overall, the Splash 1 is an excellent low-cost, waterproof Bluetooth speaker with good sound quality and up to 24 hours of battery life. For me, it will make an ideal replacement for my outdated shower speaker, but it also would work well in other watery settings, like at the beach or poolside.