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Tribit StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

A powerful portable and waterproof Bluetooth speaker with exceptional sound and battery-life.

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Portable Bluetooth speakers are coming in many different shapes and sizes these years. In the past, they were just little hand-held speakers that provided a decent sound when connected to your mobile device. These portable Bluetooth speakers can now be as big as a suitcase or as small as your smartphone. There are waterproof speakers and water-resistant ones for you to use outside in any weather. But the two features I noticed with all these new portable Bluetooth speakers is the vast improvement in their sound quality and battery life. They are no longer sound-tinging when playing music, and some come with apps to easily adjust the sound mix to fit your desire. And their battery life can last over 20 hours on a single charge. We recently tested a new portable Bluetooth speaker with incredible sound quality and extraordinary battery life. It's called Tribit StormBox Blast, and here is our review.

What is Tribut StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth Speaker?

a photo of Tribit StormBox Blast speaker boxTribit StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth SpeakerGearBrain

The Tribit StormBox Blast is a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers powerful, distortion-free sound. It has a 90W output, two 4.2-inch 30 Watt woofers, and two 1.2-inch 15Watt tweeters. It also features Tribit's XBass technology, which enhances the bass response.

The StormBox Blast is also IPX7 waterproof, so you can take it to the beach or pool without worrying about it getting wet. It has a built-in battery provides up to 30 hours of playtime and can also be used as a power bank to charge your devices.

The speaker has a Bluetooth 5.3 connection and supports the TWS (True Wireless Stereo) function, allowing you to pair two StormBox Blast speakers together for stereo sound. It also has 32 built-in LED lights, which sync to the beat of your music, and a range of 40 meters. It also weighs around 12 pounds and is very durable.

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How to set up your Tribit StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth Speaker

a screenshot of Tribit AppTribit app helps you setup and control the sound for your Tribit StormBox Blast speaker.GearBrain

The setup of this portable Bluetooth speaker is relatively easy. Here are the four steps you need to take to set up a Tribit StormBox Blast speaker:

  1. Make sure that the speaker is turned off.
  2. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds until the LED indicator flashes blue.
  3. Search for "Tribit StormBox Blast" on your Bluetooth device and select it to connect.
  4. Once the speaker is connected, you can start playing music.

Here are some additional tips for setting up your Tribit StormBox Blast:

  • If you're having trouble connecting your speaker to your Bluetooth device, try restarting both.
  • You can also use the Tribit app to control the speaker's settings and customize the sound.
  • The speaker has a built-in battery provides up to 30 hours of playtime. Connect the speaker to a power outlet using the included micro USB cable to charge the battery.

a view of the inputs for your Tribit StormBox Blast speaker inputs for your Tribit StormBox Blast speakerGearBrain

One of the excellent features of Tribit Bluetooth speakers is that Tribit has an app that can help you adjust the speaker's sound to fit your listening needs. Not many Bluetooth speakers come with an EQ feature in an app. Here are the steps on how to use the Tribit app to control the speaker's settings and customize the sound:

  1. Download the Tribit app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
  2. Open the app and create an account.
  3. Connect your speaker to the app by following the instructions in the app.
  4. Once your speaker is connected, you can use the app to control the following settings:
    • Sound mode: Choose from Normal, Bass Boost, or Treble Boost.
    • EQ: Adjust the bass, treble, and mid frequencies to your liking.
    • LED light show: Turn on or off the LED light show, and choose from different light show modes.
    • Party mode: Pair two StormBox Blast speakers together for stereo sound.

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Cost of Tribit StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Tribit StormBox Blast has an MSRP of $199.99 and is available on the company site, Amazon, and Walmart. Is this a good price? When looking at the best portable Bluetooth speakers on the market with battery life longer than 1 hours on a single charge, Stormbox Blast is priced closer to the top of the list. There are other speakers that are less expensive, like Ulitmate Ears Boom 3 ($149.99), but none of these have the battery-life StormBox Blast offers.

How did Tribit StormBox Blast Perform - Test Results

Over the past several months, we have been testing the StormBox Box Blast. We have used it outside in the backyard, at tailgate parties for concerts and sporting events. We even used it on the beach recently and were able to connect a second StormBox Blast to create a unique stereo experience. The overall consensus is it is a great-sounding portable Bluetoothspeaker with colorful lights that the kids like when playing music outside at night. The battery life was also exceptional. Thirty hours of battery life on a single charge is one of the longest we have seen in a portable Bluetooth speaker. And having an IPX7 waterproof comes in handy when using the speaker at the beach, poolside, or outside in the rain.

testing Stormbox Blast speaker outside at night with the lights onTesting the Tribit StormBox Blast speaker outside at night with the LEDs onGearBrain

You need to be aware of a few things we found while testing. The first issue is the StormBox Blast's weight. This is not a light speaker. It weighs around 12 pound The speaker does come with a handle for you to carry it around but you might have to switch hands if the walk to the ocean or pool is a little bit of a walk.

The other issue is no smart assistant integration. Some portable Bluetooth speakers either have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant built-in or work with voice assistants. So if you want to use Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant to select your music for StormBox Blast, you will have to say your voice command directly into your smartphone or mobile device.

screenshot of the Tribit App's EQ settingsUse the Tribit app's EQ settings to find the perfect sound for your StormBox BlastGearBrain


Overall, the Tribit StormBox Blast is a great portable Bluetooth speaker with much to offer. It's powerful, portable, and durable, and it has an exceptionally long battery life. And you can control the sound mix with the Tribit app and turn on or off a 32 LED light show that works with your music. However, there is no voice assistant integration, and it is somewhat pricy. But based on what we have seen from testing portable Bluetooth speakers, it's worth it. So, if you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof, can deliver great sound and keep the party going all day long, the Tribit StormBox Blast is a one we would recommend.


  • Long Battery Life
  • App controlled EQ
  • Connect to other Stormbox Blasts for powerful sound


  • Price
  • Weight
  • No voice assistant integration

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