- Driver size: 3-inch full range
- Frequency range: 60 – 20000Hz
- Ports: 1 MicroUSB
- Connectivity: Aux In/Out, Bluetooth
- Others: 121 LED with Full RGB
- Dimensions: 114 x 115.8 x 55 mm
- Weight: 383 g
- Playback Time: Up to 6 hours
- Multiple features
- Fun device
- Low volume speakers
The Old Razzle Dazzle With LEDs
The TimeBox is an immensely interesting multipurpose device that can act as a speaker, a table clock, pixel art display, and more. It can even be a paperweight as it is a weighty device. Compared to the previous TimeBox Mini that we reviewed a while ago It has a larger display. On its own, it does what it does best, by being a good and capable device that can do multiple things.
As a Bluetooth speaker, it functions admirably. Despite its size, it is still capable of providing audio and music for a room, but not so much in outdoor situations. It’s definitely made to tackle home environments, but it can still work if it is just a small party or a picnic.
With the presence of LED on the device, you might even waste some precious time on the device, lost in the customisation process or just to kill time. You can navigate between a few different displays ranging from time, temperature, static images, colours and even music spectrum. The latter seems to be finicky and doesn’t seem to move with the music, but rather acts more like a light show. That said, you can customise your own drawings onto the display using the TimeBox app, which you can download onto your smartphone. If you remember drawing Digimon on square papers when you were young, then this would bring back some memories for you.
Other than that, it can function as a reminder or even an alarm clock if you wish. Just set them up via the app and you are good to go. There are a few good alarm sounds to wake you up to if you wish, and you can set it to an FM radio or your own music. In addition to that, the TimeBox has a microphone built into it, so you can leave memos for someone in your family. With a push of a button on the TimeBox, they can trigger the memo easily.
CHIP CONCLUDE: A device that can function as multiple devices in the guise of a box, and wouldn’t break your wallet.
(previously published in issue September 2017)