Kroots KRT50 Speaker

Kroots KRT50

£14.99
7.5

My Rating

7.5/10

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Great Value
  • Easy to Pair
  • Microphone

Cons

  • Poor Instruction Manual
  • Leaves Behind Fingerprints

The Kroots KRT50 Speaker not only looks sleek and stylish but is also a fantastic all round everyday music speaker.

Two full range drivers allow the KRT50 speaker to deliver a crisp high frequency as well as a responsive, accurate, warm bass.

It’s so easy to pair your KRT50 speaker to any Bluetooth device.  It is compatible with all musical devices including the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop.

Completely portable and wireless thanks to the rechargeable battery that can last upto 5 hours of musical playtime.

It is also equipped with a convenient noise-cancelling speakerphone, allowing you to pick up calls without turning your speaker off.  Take calls from your speaker with a touch of a button.  Enjoy a clear sound thanks to the noise free speakerphone.

The Kroots KRT50 speaker can also be used using a AUX cable if your device doesn’t support a Bluetooth connection or if you just prefer a wired connection.

Another feature of the Kroots KRT50 speaker is the inbuilt FM 87MHz – 108MHz Radio, easily scan and listen to your favourite FM radio stations all in one place.

You can even play your music directly from a TF Memory Card or via a USB cable in a MP3 format.

Packaging.

The Kroots KRT50 speaker comes in a black cardboard box, complete with product images and basic usage functions.  The box measures 24.0cm x 7.0cm x 8.0cm and weighs 512g.

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Packaging of the Kroots KRT50 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Contents.

Once you open your Kroots KRT50 cardboard box you will find your Kroots KRT50 speaker safely wrapped in a bubble wrap sleeve, a USB/AUX cable and a one-page instruction manual.

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Contents of the Kroots KRT50 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Kroots KRT50.

The Kroots KRT50 speaker has a gloss finish to it, it is Black with Rose Gold buttons on the top, the speaker section is Grey.

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Product Image of the Kroots KRT50 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Although the KRT50 speaker has a nice looking glossy finish it can easily pick up fingerprints and smears, so if you like a pristine out of the box looking product, that will stay fingerprint free, then this speaker will not be for you.  But if you want a fantastic sounding speaker that packs a bassy punch then this is the speaker you’ve been looking for.

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Rear View of the Kroots KRT50 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

On the back of the speaker you will find many various ports and functions.  A simple On/Off toggle switch, a TF card input slot, a DC5V/AUX input slot, a USB slot and a Headphone input jack.

The Kroots KRT50 measures 20cm wide x 7.0cm high and has a depth of 5.5cm.  It also weighs 440g.  The underside of the Kroots KRT50 comes with non-slip pads to not only protect your speaker but also delicate surfaces too.

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Underside Image of the Kroots KRT50 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Using the Speaker.

I easily paired the Kroots KRT 50 speaker to my iPhone without any bother at all.  Then simply turned on the speaker and selected the Bluetooth mode by pressing the Mode button on the top of the speaker.  I then went through my Bluetooth settings on my phone and saw “KRT-50” I was then connected.  I was able to straightaway play music from my iTunes library and noticed that I was able to control my phone functions from the Kroots KRT50 speaker, I could pause/play, skip tracks and even control the volume.

The sound was fantastic, although at first it did sound low, that was because my sound setting on my phone was low.  All I had to do was slide the volume up on my phone and then I could increase the volume on the Kroots KRT50 speaker.  When you hit the volume limit an audible tone appears.

The charging of the speaker was self-explanatory, simply plug in the supplied USB charging cable and plug into a 5V DC supply, the cable also has an AUX plug on it to allow music to be played from a device straight into the Kroots KRT50 speaker.  The cable measures 46cm in length.

The instruction manual is hard to read and understand, although written in English it’s very confusing.  So if you’re not technology minded and able to figure this out for yourself you might struggle to work the speaker using the supplied instruction manual.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: Kroots
  • Model: Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
  • Model Code: KRT-50
  • EAN: 5060517560010
  • Connection Type: Bluetooth, USB, TF, 3.5mm AUX
  • Operating Distance: 10M
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable
  • Charge Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Charging Port: Micro USB
  • Power Input: 5V DC
  • Usage Time: 5 Hours
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 150-18000hZ
  • Power Output: 3 Watt
  • FM: 87MHz – 108MHz
  • Compliance: CE

Conclusion.

I found the Kroots KRT50 speaker easy to use and set up.  The user instruction manual needs to be re-written to make it easier to understand for all people, not just the technology confident.  The speaker really has a nice sound to it, and can be used nearly 10M away from a Bluetooth paired device.

If you want the Kroots KRT50 Speaker for yourself, it’s available for purchase only on Amazon. The RRP for this product is £14.99.

Product sample provided by Kroots in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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6 thoughts on “Kroots KRT50 Speaker

  1. I purchased this item and initially thought it was excellent. Now the battery lasts about 10mins and demands to be recharged. Even when plugged into direct power I still get a warning that the battery is low. Have to say I am very disappointed with this product and there doesn’t seem to be any source of redress.

    1. Hiya Hugo,

      That sounds very disappointing, obviously when i do a review i can’t take into consideration multiple uses over any given period. It sounds like your speaker has developed a fault, if the item is under 12 months old Betron will sort this out for you. Please note I’m not the manufacturer of this speaker nor a seller, i simply do the review. You can contact Betron here and put in a warranty claim. They are friendly and will support you.

      Have a nice day!

      Darren

  2. I’ve had one of these b/t speakers for years but now I’ve decided to use it, can’t find the connection cable or the user information leaflet. Can you direct me anywhere to get these please?

  3. I have bought one of these but betron branded but the default language is o German… how do I change the language settings. Thanks

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