Are shower speakers a thing now? Tribit takes on IKEA with a cheap light-up option

The willing eyed could have spotted that IKEA just lately introduced an inexpensive and cheerful Bluetooth speaker supposed only on your bathe – which much more just lately was that can be purchased in the United Kingdom in addition to the United States, for simply $15 / £12 / AU$22.

And it sort of feels Tribit (famed for its superb Stormbox Micro 2 and Stormbox Blast, that are one of the absolute best Bluetooth audio system we now have examined in recent times) desires a work of the in-shower motion too, with one thing it is calling the Tribit AquaEase Bluetooth Bathe speaker. 

What does Tribit’s choice convey for your toilet Olympics that IKEA’s does not? Multicolored lighting fixtures that flash in sync with the beat of your tune, making a “private tune competition even in the toilet”. Oh, and a mic plus a virtual clock, if you’re having such a lot a laugh dancing beneath the sprinkles that you just omit your teach.

Opinion: affordable bathe audio system are having a second, particularly if you wish to have the celebration to hold on into your morning ritual

Tribit AquaEase Bluetooth Shower speaker on white background, dsiplaying the halo of lights around the speaker

There is a virtual clock, simply if you’re bathe bopping such a lot you begin to run overdue.  (Symbol credit score: Tribit Audio)

Fact learn, IPX7-rated water-proof audio system are not anything new – many of the absolute best water-proof audio system boast this IP ranking, which means the product may also be submerged in as much as one meter of freshwater for as much as half-hour and live on to play every other day. 

In truth, many fashions – together with IKEA’s Vappeby choice – now boast an IP67 ranking for dust-proofing in addition to water resistance (the ‘X’ within the IP ranking above merely method the product wasn’t examined towards that individual form of ingress).

What differentiates those audio system from the pack? The precise connection with showering, for something, plus the truth that those little musical toilet partners all include cords or loops on your bathe. The promise is little outlay for a lot of a laugh and we are involved in that. Why fail to see tune of a morning, even for one second? 

You are additionally getting Bluetooth 5.3, the approach to pair a 2nd unit, Tribit App reinforce (with scope to “form your ear for a extra detailed listening revel in” and turn the lighting fixtures mode for a “spirited celebration mild”) and as much as 18 hours of playtime on a unmarried price – even though do observe that IKEA’s choice boasts a whopping 80 hours of playtime at 50% battery. 

For my cash, the lighting fixtures could be surplus to necessities however the time show is a considerate and atypical facet of the design. I find it irresistible, particularly for the cash, and specifically within the bathe, the place one can definitely lose observe of time. 

Tribit’s AquaEase Bluetooth Bathe speaker is to be had now priced at $39.99 / £39.99 / round AU$75. Would TechRadar feel free to incorporate it in our absolute best celebration audio system roundup? Relies solely upon the sound high quality. We now have were given completely not anything towards bathe events, equipped the tech and the water are ready to combine fortunately…