Invoxia Triby :: First Impressions

by Volker Weber


This is one cool device. It isn't new, just new to me. And it is easy and difficult to explain at the same time. Let me run down a list:


Triby can communicate with other Tribys or a smartphone app. You can send small doodles to its display from the app. It then pops out a little flag on the side to alert you. If you push the flag back in, the sender gets a message telling him somebody has acknowledged the message.

As you can see there is a whole lot going on. Lots of things to look at. Since it is going to live at vowe's magic flying circus, I will find its limitations. First thing I noticed: AirPlay, not AirPlay 2. That means it cannot be grouped with AirPlay 2 devices. It's also not a HomeKit hub.

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Boy that sounds interesting! Sound quality was my biggest concern.

Markus Dierker, 2019-03-18

How is the sound compared to a Sonos Play:1 for radio (mainly news program)?

I am using a Play:1 since a couple if years and like the sound, but I miss buttons to switch between my favorite channels without using an app...

And as my old Play:1 does not work with Airplay, I would love to connect the speaker easily with my iPhone when streaming youtube or mediathek content. Sound like the Triby would be fine for that?!

Chris Stahl, 2019-03-19

Sonos sound is way better. I have to write down my use cases for you to get a feel when Triby is appropriate.

Volker Weber, 2019-03-19

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