A new entrant to the Indian audio segment, French company ZOOOK has unveiled the rugged Rocker Torpedo Bluetooth speaker. The speaker has nice rubberised body and looks quite solid from the outside. It is meant for outdoor party buffs, especially those who would like to take their music to serene, isolated locales. The company claims it to be having a waterproof chassis but we avoided testing it for that.
It has a firm plastic handle and rubber feet with the overall unit weighing 1.8 Kg. You can take it to a beach, rocky hills, gardens, wherever your fantasy takes you! The speakers provide a maximum power output of 50 watts (25W x 2) with a 5200 mAh battery. You can pair a smartphone via Bluetooth with the Torpedo, which just has buttons for power, volume, play/pause at the top. The back has a small trough where AUX and micro USB ports are housed, beneath another rubber flap. It comes with a USB cable, so you can charge it via a laptop or even your smartphone charger.
We played a lot of music on it, one that was high on bass, treble, ranging from pop, classical, rap and rock genres. The speaker is quite solid to move around with. During our usage, it did endure a few drops but didn’t show any bruises as a result. During our tests we could enjoy continuous music of upto 7 hrs 45 mins after full charge. The speaker has two drivers for highs and mid-range music with a nice silver colored and circular passive bass diaphragm placed at the rear. The thumping vibrations of this diaphragm made for an interesting sight though! However, a minor blip is that the speaker does not feature AVRCP so you can’t change tracks from the speaker itself.
The Rocker Torpedo provided good sound output for tracks that were rich in both bass and treble. The sound did not distort at high volumes at all. However, do not expect the sound to boom loud enough for you to get completely entrenched. They do well what they are supposed to do—provide decent sound quality for on-the-go entertainment.