Divoom TimeBox Review

Introduction
Remember Divoom AuraBox LED Bluetooth Speaker? Meet its successor – TimeBox – The most intelligent pixel speaker by Divoom yet. It has all the features of AuraBox but with improvements and added few new stuffs like FM radio, AUX out… Enjoy up to 121 programmable LED with 256 available colours now. And lot of sleep aiding programs and smart alarms to select. Of course, you have updated mobile app with more functions and features too. Sound great? Let’s find out together…

Features

  • Over 30 built-in sleep aiding programs and smart alarms, enchanted with both soft lighting and sound.
  • Worldwide FM Tuner lets you enjoy the entertainment and news broadcast from the local radio station.
  • A 3” 5-watts DSP-Equipped speaker with passive radiator, precision tuned by the Divoom Sound Engineers.
  • 121 programmable LED with over 256 available colors, demonstrate your pixel art creativity on the most vivid canvas by Divoom.
  • Advanced mobile app, built-in thermometer, social notification system and more; the TimeBox is the most advance smart clock by Divoom.
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Well protected as usual

Package Content & Design
Divoom TimeBox comes in a well protected gift box packaging. Besides TimeBox, you can find USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable and user manual in the box too. The user manual is loaded with multiple languages. Surely, you will understand one of them. TimeBox comes with a lot of colours this time. Mine is white as you can see. And there are red, blue, hot pink, black and ivory wood. Truly, it’s the modern elegancy box. In addition, the sturdy matte UV coated housing gives you the rubberize feel when touch. Nice…

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Package contents

All the input buttons are located on top. Power on/off, play/pause/answer call, next/previous track & light effect, volume up/down (control brightness too), select music source, control & snooze alarm and finally change light mode. Lot of things and setup can be configured without using the mobile application.

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Lot of input buttons

At back, you have 3″ full range speaker with passive radiator that covered by anti-dust metal speaker grill. AUX in, reset, micro USB ports, power indicator light and AUX out are located at the lower part. Hmm… Not sure why, the power indicator light has no response when I charge TimeBox. Already broken? Anyway, you can also press power button to check battery charging status. See the current battery level through the big LED screen. By the way, there are 2 large anti-skid rubber pads at the bottom to provide stability even at maximum volume.

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3″ full range speaker inside…

Alright, here comes the true beauty of TimeBox – the 121 RGB LEDs that covered by gem-style front cover with isolation bracket. To me, it looks prettier and better than AuraBox.

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Lovely LEDs, right?

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 114L x 55W x 115.8H mm
  • Weight: 433g
  • Driver size: 3″ full range
  • Output power: 5W
  • Frequency Response: 60-20000Hz
  • FM Frequency: 76 – 108MHZ
  • Signal-to-Nolse Ratio: 78 dB
  • Playback Time: up to 10 hours
  • Battery Capacity: 2500mAh
  • Charge time: 3-3.5hours
  • Battery Voltage: 3.7V
  • Charging: Via USB cable, 5V-1A
  • Bluetooth compliant: Bluetooth V4.0 smart
  • Wireless range: Up to 10 meters

Software
TimeBox will work just fine without any software. However, you are not getting the most out of it then. Therefore, you need to download TimeBox application from the App Store or Google Play. Yup, both Android and iOS devices are supported. Once installed, you can enjoy those addition features and functions that can’t be done by TimeBox itself. Adjust the general stuffs like clock, thermometer, light, animations, dancing beats that on music and pixel frame. Then you have the built-in music player and FM radio.

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Lot of features

The intelligent sleep-aid clock – alarm. Enjoy 22 relaxing sleep-aid sound tracks with light waves and the refreshing wake up alarms. You can also set your own pixel art, music and radio stations as your personal alarms. When the alarm goes off, your TimeBox’s smart alarm gradually increase both LED brightness and alarm volume. Cool, right? TimeBox is the pixel art magicbox. You can create your own pixel art easily with TimeBox App. And unleash your creativity by making your own pixel animation (up to 12 frames). You can share your works with your friends too.

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Relax & fun

TimeBox is also the wonder box of fun. It supports social media notifications and retro pixel mini games. You can also leave recorded voice message with your original voices. Or pick man, woman and child’s voices to have more fun out of it.

Performance Result
Divoom TimeBox is the incredible music box. It has super wide Bluetooth range. Yup, it exceeds 10m Bluetooth range in straight sight line with no obstacle easily. Almost up to 8m with obstacles like walls. All my devices love it. Besides, there is AUX in port for non-Bluetooth devices. And there is another AUX out port for you to connect to another TimeBox or speaker as daisy-chain mode. However, this mode is limited to AUX in source only. No Bluetooth love here.

I am getting around 11 hours non-stop music playback from TimeBox with 2500mAh battery. By the way, tests were run with average room sound level and I have rainbow mode LED light effect turned on (with middle brightness). As always, you will get longer playback with LED lights turned off. And it took around 3 and a half hours to fully charge. In short, TimeBox battery performance is much better than previous AuraBox. Well done, Divoom. On the other hand, the speakerphone performance is weaker this round. No worry, others still can hear from you. But it sounds like you are a little bit farther than usual. No idea why…

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Social media notifications

Yeah… There is FM radio in TimeBox now. You can listen to your favourite radio channel now. Yup, FM radio works out of the box. And you can insert AUX cable to further enhance radio signal. How is the speaker sound quality? Overall, it is better than AuraBox (and toward bright sound signature). The highs and mids are crisp and clear. You can feel the bass pumping too. And the most important part – you can play it as loud as you want. Yes, there is no distortion even playing at maximum volume. 5-watts driver with passive radiator and latest fine-tuned DSP (Digital Sound Processing) technology help a lot here. Alright, let’s check out TimeBox live in action with below video…

The gem-style front cover makes all the LEDs have more pixel look. And they look great that way, right?

Advantages

  • Lovely LED lights
  • Big sound in small box
  • Plenty of features
  • Fun to play
  • Mobile app supported
  • Lightweight & portable

Limitations

  • Average microphone
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Divoom TimeBox

Conclusion
The perfect bedside companion? Divoom TimeBox is more than that. With multiple functions in one, it has countless usability. For family, party, relax, education, fun,… you name them. TimeBox really has lot of functions and features. Therefore, do visit Divoom Website to get all of the info. I might miss out some here. And you can buy yours at GearBest or Amazon or Lazada.

1 COMMENT

  1. HI! ITs funny but my power indicator doesn’t light either when i plug in a cable. Also how do you even use the reset port? Im afraid to force it lol

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