Amkette Trubeats S50 smart speaker review
Smartness is nowadays no longer limited to smartphones and smart bands. The most entertaining gadget and the technology that converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound has also become smart. From Amazon to Google, all are working around the clock to offer you an intelligent audio experience. But Indian electronics maker Amkette is aiming to bring the same outfit at a lower price than most of the initial offerings. Thus, it launched the Trubeats S50.
Amkette Trubeats S50 review
The Amkette Trubeats S50 smart speaker is a multi-utility device. It not just mesmerises your ears but also gives you a redefined audio package. The speaker has advanced wireless connectivity options. Also, it is a perfect example of an affordable IoT (Internet of Things) model.
What’s in the Box
Amkette is selling the Trubeats S50 at a competitive price of Rs. 3,490. With this price, the speaker comes bundled with a USB data cable and an Aux cable.
The Amkette Trubeats S50 speaker is a home hub for entertainment. But still, it is portable enough to get into your bag.
Amkette has used a mix of plastic, metal and a rubberised finish while designing the Trubeats S50. This combination makes the speaker a premium-looking device. You can see a large, LED clock on the front that covers a large part of the speaker grill and works as a status display. Additionally, the frontal area has brushed metal sides to enhance the overall look and feel of the system.
On the top, the Trubeats S50 has some buttons to adjust volume, move the track forward or backward. The top side also features a microphone that helps you easily attend voice calls via Bluetooth connectivity.
The back side of the speaker has a bass unit and connectivity options such as a microUSB port, USB 2.0, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm jack. Besides, a switch to on and off the speaker unit is available on the rear.
With all these aspects, the Amkette Trubeats S50 weighs 703 grams. It has 20.9 centimetres of width and the sides as well as the height of the speaker system come at 6.8 centimetres.
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The Amkette Trubeats S50 isn’t a cheap option from what it looks in the previous section. But here, we are getting deeper into its performance to find out how this speaker is smart enough for your daily use.
Amkette has provided 10Watt dual-speakers on the Trubeats S50 that work with a proprietary “reflective” bass technology to deliver hi-fidelity output. The technology does not deliver as surround sound as you can get from a JBL Flip 2 or Sony SRS XB2. Nevertheless, many top-notch features make the Amkette option a way ahead of the competition.
The Trubeats S50 supports a wide array of connectivity options that include Bluetooth, NFC, USB and Aux-In. You can also use the built-in FM Radio support to entertain yourself on the go.
In terms of some additional features, the Amkette Trubeats S50 speaker can transform into a bedside clock and even wake you up in the morning using a dual alarm functionality. You can choose your favourite FM station or a track from your USB-powered pen drive or a microUSB port to get a customised wake up call.
Apart from the clock and alarm, the latest Amkette Trubeats can work as a power bank for your smartphone. The speaker comes preloaded with a 3,600mAh lithium-ion battery that has enough juice to charge your Android device or an iPhone twice. Certainly, the large battery pack also makes the speaker a good option to carry for a backyard party. The company claims that once fully charged, the battery can last for 12 hours. We found it quite accurate throughout our playtime.
The Amkette Trubeats S50 comes with an Android app support that highlights its smartness. You just need to install the Amkette Trubeats Smart Speaker app from the Play store to start controlling the speaker right from your Android smartphone. The app lets you play music directly from your smartphone. Similarly, you can scan and play FM channels or set a music alarm. You can also use the built-in NFC support to tap and play songs from your NFC-enabled device.
On the performance front, the Amkette Trubeats S50 is a fairly decent option. You would notice some distortion at the highest volume levels. But the sound production through the 10W speaker drivers is quite premium at low and mid levels. Lastly, there is an acceptable frequency range of 180Hz-20KHz.
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- 10W stereo speakers with hi-fidelity reflective bass
- Aux, Bluetooth 3.0, MicroUSB port, NFC, USB 2.0
- FM Radio
- MicroSD card slot
- 3,600mAh battery
- Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker
- JBL Flip 2
- Sony SRS-XB2
The Amkette Trubeats S50 is a must buy if you’re looking for a smart speaker in the budget. It has all the features that fill the gap between a traditional wireless speaker like the JBL Flip 2 or Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker and an ultra-smart home entertainment system such as Google Home or Amazone Echo. But if surround sound is what all you need, you can look for some of the competitive offerings.