Realme now sells televisions and streaming devices, earphones, wearables, laptops and tablets, and smart home products in India.
The name ‘Cobble’ is a reference to cobblestone which used to be a prevalent building material for streets, pavements, and even buildings. This speaker is oval-shaped and has a large grille over the top-firing driver. The Cobble is also available in blue, with an interesting camouflage pattern on the grille instead of a Realme logo.
- The Realme Cobble is neither very tall nor very wide, and it sits quite stably on any surface thanks to small rubber feet at the bottom. One side of the speaker has a fixed strap for easy handling, and the opposite side has a rubber flap that covers the USB Type-C port. The Realme Cobble speaker is IPX5 rated for water resistance, and should therefore be able to handle a few splashes of water.
- The front has two buttons; one is for power, and the other is a multi-function button. The latter can be configured to control playback and other functions. Different button-press combinations can be customised through the Realme Link app, and the speaker automatically goes into pairing mode when it isn’t connected to any source device. There’s also a microphone and an indicator light on the front.
- The Realme Cobble Bluetooth speaker has a single 5W driver. It uses Bluetooth 5 for connectivity with support for the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. Included in the sales package is a USB Type-C charging cable. The speaker weighs just 200g, making it convenient to carry around.
- Battery life is acceptable for a Bluetooth speaker of this size and price. The 1,500mAh battery in the Realme Cobble was able to power it for around eight hours on a single charge with the volume at moderate levels for music, plus occasional phone calls.