TDK TREK Micro
TDK TREK Micro
If you're someone who loves music, then it's likely that you'd want to take your music everywhere you go. However, most speakers aren't durable enough to be carried around, as they may not even survive a drop from waist height. To meet the market's demand, manufacturers have begun to build portable and durable speakers. Among these speakers is the TDK TREK Micro: a small, yet handy speaker. Find out more about it in this review!
Aesthetically, the TREK Micro looks just like a LEGO brick. It's squarish and minimalist in design. Like its namesake, the TREK Micro is small in size, it's just slightly bigger than the palm of your hand, so it's extremely easy to carry around. In terms of build quality, you can tell just by sight that this speaker can handle much more than a couple of bumps.
Speaking of durability, the TREK Micro is rated IP64, which means that it's protected from splashing water and dust. This means that thrillseekers will be able to take this speaker out on hikes and other adventures. In fact, TDK encourages you to take the TREK Micro with you, thanks to a bundled carabiner. With the carabiner, you can latch the TREK Micro to your luggage, or even your belt loops.
When it comes to connectivity, this speaker has Bluetooth and NFC capabilities. Needless to say, pairing is made easier with an NFC-capable smartphone. There's also one 3.5mm input and one 3.5mm output, so you should be able to daisy-chain two or more of these speakers. If you're not a fan of wires, the TREK Micro has a trick up its sleeve. You can wirelessly pair two of them via Bluetooth to get stereo audio! TDK is calling this TrueWireless Stereo (TWS). To enable it, you just have to flip a switch found at the side of this speaker.
As for audio quality, we tested the TREK Micro's performance by playing our favorite list of songs. We're happy to report that for such a small speaker, it's rather loud and the there's a lot of details to be heard. However, don't expect the mids and highs to be as clear as full-fledged speakers. It's also worth mentioning that we noticed a very small amount of distortion when we blasted upbeat songs like ‘Let it Rock' from Kevin Rudolf.
All in all, the TREK Micro delivers very respectable audio quality, considering its size. It's definitely an appealing option for those looking for a rugged and portable speaker.