Tagg Flex Bluetooth Speaker Review: The ultra-portable companion

Undoubtedly, Bluetooth speakers have emerged as a huge trend in the wireless-going tech industry. A good wireless speaker always comes in handy, especially if you love enjoying music on the go. Today, we are here with one such portable Bluetooth speaker, dubbed as Tagg Flex that offers tempting specs at an affordable price tag. While we were overwhelmed by the quality of Tagg Sonic Angle 1 and Tagg Loop in the past, let’s check how does the former fair in our in-depth review.

Box Contents

  • Tagg Flex Speaker
  • AUX Cable
  • microUSB Cable
  • User Manual

Technical Specifications

  • Output Power: 6W
  • Frequency response: 80 – 20KHz
  • Battery Size: 1200mah
  • Music play time: 4-5 hours
  • Charging Time: 2-3 hours
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 300g
  • Size: 46.5 x 70 x 12.5mm
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Working Range: 20ft

Design

As far as the design is concerned, the Tagg Flex follows the trail of its elder sibling, i.e., the Sonic Angle 1. Utmost of the body is made of plastic covered with a rubbery material. The speaker grill, on the other hand, is crafted out of metal.

As for the controls, buttons for volume, mode, and call control are given on the top while the rest of connectivity features are placed at the rear. It comprises a microphone, microSD slot, power on/off button and a micro USB port for charging. Note that there are no volume rockers here as the loudness entirely depends on your device’s media volume.

The rubbery material gives a good grip in hands or the surface you’ve kept it on. Moreover, the speaker feels quite light at 300 grams. Overall, it feels well-built and is easy to carry around in your backpack or even in your pocket.

Setup

Setting up the Bluetooth speaker is quite easy and straightforward. Simply turn on the speaker, and it’ll enter into the pairing mode. Now pull up Bluetooth settings on your phone and tap to proceed with the pairing. As expected, the speaker will connect automatically the next time you turn on Bluetooth.

Alternatively, you can tap the mode button to switch from Bluetooth to input mode. This will let you stream music from the inserted microSD card. By now, you might have already noticed; there’s no 3.5 mm audio jack here. However, the charging cable sports a 3.5 mm male port on another side and hence you can still use the aux cables to enjoy music on the speaker. Moving further, there’s no need to follow any additional procedures for calls as they can be answered, as well as rejected directly using the Play/ Pause button.

Sound Quality & Battery

Rated at 3W each, the Tagg Flex speaker gets dual tweeters, visible through the speaker grill. The back is equipped with a bass vent, similar to the Sonic Angle 1.

Talking of the audio quality, the speaker goes adequately loud for a large room. While the mids sound quite average, the highs are positively good. We loved the fact that it packs quite a punch in the low-end for you to feel the bass while listening to music.

I’d say again that the speaker gets quite loud compared to its rated power. However, if you’re looking forward to using it outdoors, we’d suggest checking out the Sonic Angle 1 and other similar speakers with higher output power.

The mic quality is excellent, and neither of the parties faced any issue during the conversation. As for the battery, the speaker lasted for about 6 hours on playback via Bluetooth, after a full charge. Overall, the speaker gets a generic sound signature, packed with punchy bass and loud profile, which is apt for the price it retails for.

Tagg Flex Speaker Pricing

  • Tagg Flex Speaker– INR 1,749

Pros

  • Compact, durable and quite grippy
  • Gets pretty loud for the size
  • Clear and punchy output
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Not Waterproof
  • Gets easily smudged
  • Lack of volume buttons
  • No dedicated AUX Port

Verdict- Should you go for it?

Tagg Flex is indeed one of the best sounding budget Bluetooth speakers one can get for a little over Rs. 1,700. If you’re looking for something loud as well as highly portable at the same time, without burning a hole in your pocket, the Tagg Flex is definitely worth checking out. You can buy it from Amazon and Flipkart.

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