Audio April 10, 2020
The Kameleon 4 from Tibo is certainly a stylish speaker, with clean lines, touch screen control panel and fabric finish it looks modern and elegant, to switch things up or match your home décor, there are three sets of changeable side panels in White, Grey or Walnut that attach via magnets.
The speaker is nicely compact at 26 × 11.5 × 16 cm and weighs 2.8kg, it comes with a 3.5mm line-in for connecting to other devices, 1 x 4” drive unit and rear tuned port for controlled tight bass and 2 x 0.75” dome tweeters for natural high frequency response. The Bluetooth connectivity allows for wireless connectivity to stream music from all your favourite platforms, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster and Tunein for example or to boost your movie watching experience by connecting the audio.
The built in WiFi provides internet radio with five different stations being able to be directly stored onto the speaker, music can also be streamed from the free TIBO app. The USB port means a device can be charged through the speaker, so there is no need to sacrifice your battery life whilst enjoying your tunes and even connect external devices such as a turntable, CD or game consoles.
The speaker doesn’t have a built-in battery unlike some of the Tibo devices, this could limit where you place it as it needs to be plugged into the mains. The Kameleon 4 has both Multi-Connect and Multi-Play capabilities, the sound is delivered with 40 watts of RMS power supplied by a class D Amp 4 ohms 88 dB 100Hz-20KHz. The bass is lovely and satisfying but it can swamp the midtones at times, the high tones are nicely balanced with a clear finish which holds well even at high volumes and up to 16 different Tibo smart speakers can be connected together to create one multi-room system. The Kameleon 4 is easy to like, with decent sound quality, handsome design and useful features, a good edition to any home audio set up. RRP £149.99
- Stylish, changeable design
- Good sound quality
- Multi Room Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- 5 pre-sets for Internet Radio or Spotify Playlists
- Stream different or the same music to multiple speakers
- No built in battery