There are lots of Bluetooth portable speakers in the market these days, but often a speaker that looks good in the store ends up not living up to the expectation after a few weeks in your home. Worry not, the TYLT Tunz Bluetooth portable speaker is an exception.
- NFC Enabled – includes Tagstand NFC launcher App for Android
- 2,800 mAh battery plays music up to 20 hours at 50% volume
- Universal USB charging port with 1Amp output for charging external devices
- Touch Controls – Volume, Play, Pause, Hand-free Call/Answer
- Includes 3 interchangeable vibration cancelling bands – Red, Blue, Black
- Two 3-Watt Speakers and a Passive Radiator for Superb Bass
- Built in Noise Cancelling Microphone
Design & Build Quality
The TYLT Tunz Speaker weighs about 350 g. It is perfectly sized for portability, which means carrying it in the backpack is easy. It does come with a carry bag for protection while transporting the speaker.
There are 3 removable silicon band (red, blue and black) that goes all over, from back of the speaker to front, covering the edges so it doesn’t damage stuff around it. However, the main purpose to them is reducing vibration. Edged out slots are carved out on the speaker to make sure the bands stay on the speaker. The surface of the speaker is dark grey in color with smooth matte finished. It doesn’t take marks easily but dust will be visible.
We primarily test the speaker with Android devices and it worked perfectly well. The Bluetooth range was solid, and we had zero issues with Bluetooth synchronization and connectivity. The speaker itself contains two 3W speakers, which produces 80dB max output, and we found that it managed to maintain good audio quality even at maximum volume. The speaker also contains a 2,800 mAh rechargeable battery. TYLT claims that the speaker runs up to 20 hours at 50% volume. We managed to get 19 hours, which is pretty close. Charging time from 0% to 100% took us about 6 to 7 hours.
The Tunz supports Bluetooth 3.0, which enables very quick pairing and re-pairing, and also includes a microphone for speakerphone functionality. Looking around the speaker, up at the top is four buttons which are touch sensitive; Volume Up, Volume Down, Bluetooth and Call. To pair your devices, simple tap the Bluetooth button. The same goes for pausing the music. To receive or reject calls, simply tap the Call button. To check the battery status, tap both Bluetooth and Call button simultaneously. If your device is NFC enabled, tap the top left corner to pair with the speaker.
On the back, there’s an AUX in and AUX out. To the right of that, there is a USB charging port, a micro USB charging port and the power switch.
The Tunz is priced at $149.99. Though we think that the price could be lower, it is pretty reasonable considering its portability, battery capacity, and not to mention, its heavy duty-ness.