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Many people are looking for products that have a great value for money. That's why Xiaomi products are so popular. But there are a number of brands in China that follow the same policy.
Tronsmart is one of them and they excel especially in the audio industry. Their speakers are high quality, but still very affordable. In the Xiaomi Planet editorial office, this time we tested perhaps their most popular model, the Tronsmart Element Force.
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You can already feel the quality when you look at the box. It's not a cheap Chinese speaker. The box has a pure purple design and inside you will find the Element Force itself, a USB Type-C cable, a 3,5 mm audio jack cable, a manual and a warranty card. So the first impression is very good.
The construction of the device is exactly 204 x 64 x 80 mm and the weight is 780 grams, so it is definitely a larger piece of electronics. It is well portable and the manufacturer has been able to kick a lot of power to ever-satisfactory rates.
The construction is massive, as the speaker is designed for more demanding conditions. The base is made of hard plastic, which is made of high quality. The center of the speaker is rubberized, there are rubber feet on the bottom so that it does not slip on the surface.
There is also an eyelet on the side for attachment with a carabiner or, for example, for hanging. At the top is a control panel with a total of 6 buttons. You can control the volume, switch the equalizer, control the connection, turn on / off and play music.
There is also an NFC tag for quick connection with a smartphone. There are also 3 sound effects available. After pressing the EQ button, you can switch between 3D Stereo, Extra Bass mode and Standard mode.
Pairing and connection
Pairing was fast and hassle-free. After switching on, we reset it using the M button for safety and then paired it. The reconnection also took place very quickly.
If you need to connect a new device, just hold down the M button for a longer time, Element Force restarts and is free to re-pair.
If your smartphone contains NFC, you can also pair the speaker this way. Just place your smartphone on the speaker, you'll be prompted to confirm the pairing and you're done. Paired in 5 seconds.
The latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard is used, which has a better range than its predecessors, saves more battery and has less response.
Surprisingly great sound
Conventional portable Bluetooth speakers tend to focus on compact dimensions, which means worse sound. No Element Force has 2 x 20 W 53 mm speakers and its performance is really audible.
After unpacking, turning on and pairing, we put it on the table and played the first song on it. The table immediately vibrated at the bass, and the speaker shook, showing its full strength.
SoundPulse ™ technology from Tronsmart also contributes to quality sound. It delivers better surround sound with better use of speaker power. To demonstrate audio quality, let's share a very well-crafted test from YouTube:
Tronsmart Element Force doesn't lag behind in terms of playing time either. Its 2 batteries with a capacity of 3300 mAh take care of up to 15 hours of playing at medium volume.
This is a very decent endurance and we charged it only minimally during testing. Charging then takes over 3 hours.
Water resistance pleases
A feature that works well for a device like a Bluetooth speaker is clearly water resistance.
Force received IPX7 certification, which means that it can be immersed in water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes.
We managed to forget him overnight on the bench and guess it rained all night. We discovered him in horror in the morning, but the speaker worked without any problems. So we managed to test the watertightness properly, albeit unintentionally.
Yes, Element Force uses USB Type-C to charge! A fact that will please many technology enthusiasts. Forget about rotating when connecting a microUSB port.
In terms of connectivity, a 3,5 mm audio jack is also available if you're a fan of cables and a microSD card slot. So you can play music directly from your storage.
Connecting multiple speakers
The ability to connect speakers is also an interesting feature of Tronsmart speakers. It is currently possible with Element Force and Mega. So if you have two of the mentioned pieces at home, you can improve your stereo.
Great speaker for great money
Tronsmart Element Force has shown us that even great performance can fit in a portable Bluetooth 5.0 speaker. We are very satisfied with the sound, as well as with the control options and still suitable dimensions.
If you often travel with friends, or have a summer terrace at home without sound, Force is the right equipment.