Review: Timbrefone Passive Wood Speaker

The Timbrefone is a beautiful handmade wooden passive speaker. It requires no charging, Bluetooth pairing, or other power and can be used for listening to music, talking on the phone, or FaceTime.   

The handmade wooden passive speaker Timbrefone (starts at $99) delivers quality sound without the hassle of charging and Bluetooth pairing. A great gift for minimalists or those who want to listen to music with their iPhone but don't want to use battery-draining Bluetooth. Works with all phones up to an iPhone 6 Plus, and leaves enough room for you to use with a case. 

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The Timbrefone works by using a small hole in the cradle of the speaker direct the sound out of the amplifier. The result is a unique crisp and clear sound—definitely not a replacement for electronic speakers, but the Timbrefone wooden passive speakers definitely have their place. You can listen to a clip from the Timbrefone here

I love to listen to the Timbrefone in the kitchen or out back while watching the sunset. I love that I can take it with me and quickly stick my phone in it without having to sync it with Bluetooth. After working at a desk all day, I love that I don't have to spend more time in front of a screen.

The Timbrefone handmade passive wood speaker is comprised of layers of wood and then finished with Danish oil. The Timbrefone is sanded smooth and aesthetically pleasing, which is nice when stored as well. I'd rather see this on my bookshelf than a black speaker. 


  • Beautifully handcrafted
  • Unplug with ease
  • Solid sound


  • Doesn't work well with all types of music—I recommend staying away from music with a lot of bass 

Final Verdict 

It's an awesome holiday gift for those tough to buy people on your wish list! 

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Becca Ludlum

Becca is a blogger, freelance writer, and iDevice addict. She lives in the middle of the Arizona desert with her husband and two boys, and can't imagine life getting any better. Read about her crazy life at, or connect with her on twitter @BeccaLudlum