invoxia Smart Portable Speaker, Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend

Triby is a lovely relatives oriented solution: replacing the home phone, connecting to tunes or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A fantastic gadget for parents hunting to get hold of the little ones with out obtaining the require for mobile phones.

In idea this seems like a excellent product. On paper it combines a amount of handy capabilities – related concept board, palms no cost internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed new music by means of spotify, all in a funky layout meant to be applied in the kitchen area. But when you pitch a merchandise that is aimed at combining features made available in other goods into 1, you have to have off all of these merged features to a satisfactory conventional. In observe, there are several flaws and constraints with the unit that render it fewer pleasing and usable than you would preferably want. The design, as a different reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us layout university. It is really supposed to seem entertaining in the kitchen but at this price position i am not sure it will appeal to its supposed audience, who i am guaranteed want a little something attractive and cool but that seems superior than a mattell toy. In exercise the operation promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone assist at the time of writing the assessment. Only providing assistance for the high quality version of spotify. The radio fails to do the job for myself and other reviewers. The seem is in fact really awesome but it is matched by different other alternate deivces or often exceeded by alternative connected streaming songs gamers these kinds of as people by panasonic, bose, and so on.

The triby is a product with a most likely awesome usp and its coronary heart in the correct place basically it wishes to be the interaction and media hub for your kitchen area. It undoubtedly seems to be the section, a compact satisfyingly weighty and well constructed unit with just a handful of rubbarised buttons. Established up is a sintch and with a pleasant very simple ten phase stroll by means of by means of the ios app (no android assist at present) and we are up and managing. There are a load of positives sound quality is great for these types of a compact device and incredibly loud. Eq is aimed at spoken word nevertheless so if you listen to discuss radio stations you will be pretty satisfied, it truly is skilled at new music but there is certainly no potential to change bass and treble so you are stuck with the sound out of the box. The magnetised rear is outstanding and it will securely connect to fridges and extraction admirers. It also has a very fantastic battery life. There are regretably a great deal of complications and these might be settled with firmware updates, but some of which will not be. There are two customisable audio buttons which can be assigned to radio channels or spotify playlists.

Key specs for Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey:

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  • Triby features voice control with Amazon Alexa and is a smart portable speaker, Internet radio, hands-free speakerphone, and connected message board all rolled into one!
  • Use the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, get the news, set alarms,control smart home devices, and more using just your voice. Just say the wake word “Alexa” and Triby responds instantly.
  • Preset Internet radio stations and Spotify playlists for one-button access
  • Make calls over VoIP or with a paired smartphone from 15 feet away
  • Draw and share doodles and texts from your smartphone to Triby’s alway-on display
  • Stick Triby to the fridge with its magnetized back
  • Enjoy up to 2 days of battery life. Charge with micro USB.
  • Required free Triby companion app available on iOS (iOS8 and above) & Android
  • compatible with Alexa in the US, UK, and Germany

Comments from buyers

“Fantastic Family Phone and Great Speaker, Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for , Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend”

I noticed the other testimonials and i wished to give a additional “family” oriented evaluate for this machine. I purchased the triby simply because i required to have much more interaction with my young young children (aged 4 and six). Considering the fact that we included this to the kitchen, it has come to be a huge attraction to them. The young children enjoy building drawings and ship these to the device. They also love to connect with me (their father) or their mother applying the really simple buttons. For instance, they can get in touch with me when i am not at house for meal and i can take part when they are sitting down at the table. I can hear everybody perfectly, even while the gadget is some two meters absent from them. I like it because it is not a different “screen”, certainly my young children could also arrive at me working with an iphone or an ipad but we really do not want them to use these equipment also considerably. Triby is just fantastic for improving relatives conversation and at the exact same time reducing exposure to far more screens. By the way the triby is also a quite very good quality speaker.

Triby is an innovative unit that fills a number of roles. It is an online and fm radio, a songs participant, a bluetooth speaker, a message board and an world wide web telephone. It delivers a hub for you to organise your family communications, allowing for you to send out messages to your youngsters even if they don’t have a smartphone. It does some points nicely, but i have had problems with many others, and you will need to be conscious of the device’s limits. For starters, you can only use triby if you down load an application for your smartphone – and at the second you can only get that application for iphones and ipads from the apple app keep. If you have an android or windows mobile phone, triby will not work. And if you want to stream new music from the net, you require spotify quality: none of the other audio providers operate with it, and you can’t play audio from a dwelling nas or laptop applying wi-fi. Far more challenges: the fm radio won’t operate at all for me. You are not able to research for a station, you want to know the frequency. All the stations i have tried using have just been a hissing sounds – you can find no indicator that you can find a station lurking there at all (incidentally, you will need the charger cable plugged in to get the job done as an fm aerial, but that helps make no variance to me).

When they introduced it up at the board conference. The downsides:# the description regularly mentions your ‘smartphone’. What they basically indicate is apple iphone as android isn’t going to get the job done. How they can launch this without android guidance is amazing. As a result a lot of the functions do not perform. # i have an ipad so downloaded the application to that. Bought it up and working but of class the mobile phone purpose does not perform.

I bought this for our getaway rental and have been striving it out at dwelling very first. Observed it incredibly helpful, both equally to use for world-wide-web radio and for its make contact with buttons. I have also utilized it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made by way of my cellular. The visual concept facility is sweet also.

Summary
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Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey
Rating
3.6 of 5 stars, based on 9 reviews
Price
£111.42

One Comment on “invoxia Smart Portable Speaker, Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend”

  1. This is an excellent device in principle. But it is flawed by poor software, both the app that you are required to download, and the device itself. I downloaded the app and connected via bluetooth per the instructions. I then attempted to connect it to wifi. It will only use the connection your phone is set to, and will not work on a 5 ghz router. 4 ghz to expect the internet radio to work. But, although the radio said i had a connection, it simply refused to play internet radio. I tried a number of stations but none would play. There is no way to control the radio on the radio itself.
    1. This is an excellent device in principle. But it is flawed by poor software, both the app that you are required to download, and the device itself. I downloaded the app and connected via bluetooth per the instructions. I then attempted to connect it to wifi. It will only use the connection your phone is set to, and will not work on a 5 ghz router. 4 ghz to expect the internet radio to work. But, although the radio said i had a connection, it simply refused to play internet radio. I tried a number of stations but none would play. There is no way to control the radio on the radio itself.
  2. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    I bought this for our holiday rental and have been trying it out at home first. Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for its contact buttons. I have also used it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made through my mobile. The visual message facility is cute too.
  3. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    I bought this for our holiday rental and have been trying it out at home first. Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for its contact buttons. I have also used it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made through my mobile. The visual message facility is cute too.
  4. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    Triby is a lovely family oriented product: replacing the home telephone, connecting to music or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A great gadget for parents looking to contact the kids without having the need for mobile phones.
    1. Triby is a lovely family oriented product: replacing the home telephone, connecting to music or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A great gadget for parents looking to contact the kids without having the need for mobile phones.
      1. I bought at the at launch from the amazon us website. Generally the product works fine at the beginning. One day it hang and won’t reboot and i had to wait until the battery died. And now there is a problem with the yellow flag – it appears stuck. So there is no notification and since you cannot press on it, the app won’t know if the receiver has read the message. Invoxia does not have phone line support. I emailed them a week ago and got an automated response and nothing since then. I am still stuck with the problem with no help what so ever. —————–eventually got reponses from their support team – they are apologetic. They helped to solved the problem. ————–hopefully the experience will get better. Anyway my daughter calls me on it every day. She used to use her ipad for facetime but this is so much easier with a single button (she is five).
  5. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    I bought at the at launch from the amazon us website. Generally the product works fine at the beginning. One day it hang and won’t reboot and i had to wait until the battery died. And now there is a problem with the yellow flag – it appears stuck. So there is no notification and since you cannot press on it, the app won’t know if the receiver has read the message. Invoxia does not have phone line support. I emailed them a week ago and got an automated response and nothing since then. I am still stuck with the problem with no help what so ever. —————–eventually got reponses from their support team – they are apologetic. They helped to solved the problem. ————–hopefully the experience will get better. Anyway my daughter calls me on it every day. She used to use her ipad for facetime but this is so much easier with a single button (she is five).
    1. I saw the other reviews and i wanted to give a more “family” oriented review for this device. I bought the triby because i wanted to have more interaction with my young children (aged 4 and 6). Since we added this to the kitchen, it has become a huge attraction to them. The children love making drawings and send these to the device. They also love to call me (their father) or their mother using the very simple buttons. For example, they can call me when i am not at home for dinner and i can participate while they are sitting at the table. I can hear everyone perfectly, even though the device is some 2 meters away from them. I like it because it is not another “screen”, yes my children could also reach me using an iphone or an ipad but we don’t want them to use these devices too much. Triby is just perfect for improving family communication and at the same time decreasing exposure to more screens. By the way the triby is also a very good quality speaker.
  6. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    I saw the other reviews and i wanted to give a more “family” oriented review for this device. I bought the triby because i wanted to have more interaction with my young children (aged 4 and 6). Since we added this to the kitchen, it has become a huge attraction to them. The children love making drawings and send these to the device. They also love to call me (their father) or their mother using the very simple buttons. For example, they can call me when i am not at home for dinner and i can participate while they are sitting at the table. I can hear everyone perfectly, even though the device is some 2 meters away from them. I like it because it is not another “screen”, yes my children could also reach me using an iphone or an ipad but we don’t want them to use these devices too much. Triby is just perfect for improving family communication and at the same time decreasing exposure to more screens. By the way the triby is also a very good quality speaker.
  7. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    The triby is a product with a potentially nice usp and its heart in the right place; essentially it wants to be the communication and media hub for your kitchen. It certainly looks the part, a small satisfyingly weighty and well built unit with just a handful of rubbarised buttons. Set up is a sintch and with a nice simple 10 stage walk through via the ios app (no android support at present) and we are up and running. There are a load of positives; sound quality is great for such a small unit and surprisingly loud. Eq is aimed at spoken word though so if you listen to talk radio stations you will be very happy, it’s competent at music but there’s no capacity to alter bass and treble so you are stuck with the sound out of the box. The magnetised rear is superb and it will securely attach to fridges and extraction fans. It also has a pretty good battery life. There are unfortunately plenty of problems and these may be resolved with firmware updates, but some of which won’t be. There are two customisable audio buttons which can be assigned to radio channels or spotify playlists.
    1. The triby is a product with a potentially nice usp and its heart in the right place; essentially it wants to be the communication and media hub for your kitchen. It certainly looks the part, a small satisfyingly weighty and well built unit with just a handful of rubbarised buttons. Set up is a sintch and with a nice simple 10 stage walk through via the ios app (no android support at present) and we are up and running. There are a load of positives; sound quality is great for such a small unit and surprisingly loud. Eq is aimed at spoken word though so if you listen to talk radio stations you will be very happy, it’s competent at music but there’s no capacity to alter bass and treble so you are stuck with the sound out of the box. The magnetised rear is superb and it will securely attach to fridges and extraction fans. It also has a pretty good battery life. There are unfortunately plenty of problems and these may be resolved with firmware updates, but some of which won’t be. There are two customisable audio buttons which can be assigned to radio channels or spotify playlists.
      1. In theory this sounds like a good product. On paper it combines a number of useful functions – connected message board, hands free internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed music via spotify, all in a funky design meant to be used in the kitchen. But when you pitch a product that is aimed at combining features offered in other products into one, you have to carry off all of these combined features to a satisfactory standard. In practice, there are several flaws and constraints with the device that render it less appealing and usable than you would ideally want. The design, as another reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us design school. It’s supposed to look fun in the kitchen but at this price point i’m not sure it will appeal to its intended audience, who i am sure want something stylish and cool but that looks better than a mattell toy. In practice the functionality promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone support at the time of writing the review. Only providing support for the premium version of spotify. The radio fails to work for myself and other reviewers. The sound is indeed very nice but it is matched by various other alternative deivces or sometimes exceeded by alternative connected streaming music players such as those by panasonic, bose, etc.
  8. In theory this sounds like a good product. On paper it combines a number of useful functions – connected message board, hands free internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed music via spotify, all in a funky design meant to be used in the kitchen. But when you pitch a product that is aimed at combining features offered in other products into one, you have to carry off all of these combined features to a satisfactory standard. In practice, there are several flaws and constraints with the device that render it less appealing and usable than you would ideally want. The design, as another reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us design school. It’s supposed to look fun in the kitchen but at this price point i’m not sure it will appeal to its intended audience, who i am sure want something stylish and cool but that looks better than a mattell toy. In practice the functionality promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone support at the time of writing the review. Only providing support for the premium version of spotify. The radio fails to work for myself and other reviewers. The sound is indeed very nice but it is matched by various other alternative deivces or sometimes exceeded by alternative connected streaming music players such as those by panasonic, bose, etc.
  9. This review is from : Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

    When they brought it up at the board meeting. The cons:# the description continually mentions your ‘smartphone’. What they actually mean is iphone as android doesn’t work. How they can release this without android support is amazing. Hence lots of the features do not work. # i have an ipad so downloaded the app to that. Got it up and running but of course the phone function does not work.
    1. When they brought it up at the board meeting. The cons:# the description continually mentions your ‘smartphone’. What they actually mean is iphone as android doesn’t work. How they can release this without android support is amazing. Hence lots of the features do not work. # i have an ipad so downloaded the app to that. Got it up and running but of course the phone function does not work.
      1. 3.0 out of 5 stars An exciting innovative multi-function messaging and entertainment system for your kitchen, but with some problems says:
        Triby is an innovative device that fills a number of roles. It is an internet and fm radio, a music player, a bluetooth speaker, a message board and an internet telephone. It provides a hub for you to organise your family communications, allowing you to send messages to your children even if they don’t have a smartphone. It does some things well, but i’ve had trouble with others, and you need to be aware of the device’s limitations. For starters, you can only use triby if you download an app for your smartphone – and at the moment you can only get that app for iphones and ipads from the apple app store. If you have an android or windows phone, triby won’t work. And if you want to stream music from the internet, you need spotify premium: none of the other music services work with it, and you can’t play music from a home nas or computer using wi-fi. More problems: the fm radio doesn’t work at all for me. You can’t search for a station, you need to know the frequency. All the stations i have tried have just been a hissing noise – there’s no indication that there’s a station lurking there at all (incidentally, you need the charger cable plugged in to work as an fm aerial, but that makes no difference to me).
  10. 3.0 out of 5 stars An exciting innovative multi-function messaging and entertainment system for your kitchen, but with some problems says:
    Triby is an innovative device that fills a number of roles. It is an internet and fm radio, a music player, a bluetooth speaker, a message board and an internet telephone. It provides a hub for you to organise your family communications, allowing you to send messages to your children even if they don’t have a smartphone. It does some things well, but i’ve had trouble with others, and you need to be aware of the device’s limitations. For starters, you can only use triby if you download an app for your smartphone – and at the moment you can only get that app for iphones and ipads from the apple app store. If you have an android or windows phone, triby won’t work. And if you want to stream music from the internet, you need spotify premium: none of the other music services work with it, and you can’t play music from a home nas or computer using wi-fi. More problems: the fm radio doesn’t work at all for me. You can’t search for a station, you need to know the frequency. All the stations i have tried have just been a hissing noise – there’s no indication that there’s a station lurking there at all (incidentally, you need the charger cable plugged in to work as an fm aerial, but that makes no difference to me).

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