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Braven BRV-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 588 reviews of Braven BRV-1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Braven BRV-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Braven BRV-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Braven BRV-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, and there are some less positive views about the price.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Braven BRV-1 Portable Ultra Rugged Wireless Speaker - Lava - Black/Grey + Orange TrimBraven BRV-1 Portable Ultra Rugged Wireless Speaker - Lava - Black/Grey + Orange Trim

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Braven BRV-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 395 user reviews of Braven BRV-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BRAVEN BRV-1 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Waterproof][12 Hour Playtime] - Gray/CyanBRAVEN BRV-1 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Waterproof][12 Hour Playtime] - Gray/Cyan

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Braven BRV-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Braven BRV-1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

size, usability, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BRAVEN BRV-1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker-Retail Packaging-Gray/CyanBRAVEN BRV-1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker-Retail Packaging-Gray/Cyan

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Braven BRV-1M

 

The Braven BRV-1M is a solid rugged Bluetooth speaker, but its audio performance is not as impressive as its outdoor-friendly design.

Gets loud for its size. Waterproof and shockproof build. Speakerphone functionality. Includes mount. Can charge mobile devices.

Can distort on some tracks with deep or resonant bass.

Braven has made plenty of quality portable Bluetooth speakers geared toward the outdoorsy crowd, but something about the BRV-1M seems off. The audio can distort in unlikely places, like Radiohead tracks, which is a bit surprising, even in this...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Braven BRV-1 review

 

Braven's compact, water-resistant BRV-1 Bluetooth has been out for a while, but it's now come down in price to the point where it's a reasonable value at a little more than a $100 -- or about $50 less than its list price. Soundwise, it compares...

The Braven BRV-1 is a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker that has a rugged, splashproof design. It sounds decent for its size and has good battery life.

Some people may find the pulsating blue light on the front irritating, particularly when using the speaker in a darkened room; doesn't pair automatically after initial pairing.

If you're looking for a compact rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, the Braven BRV-1 is worth considering now that its street price has dropped to closer to $100.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Braven BRV-1

 

The rugged, Bluetooth-equipped Braven BRV-1 delivers quality audio, but occasionally runs into trouble at top volumes.

Super-rugged, water-resistant design. Quality audio performance at moderate-to-high levels on genres without deep bass. Built-in speakerphone. Can charge mobile devices.

Deep bass can cause vibration issues at top volumes. Slightly expensive for its size and performance.

If you're looking for a more powerful sound, you're going to need to either spend more money on a portable Bluetooth system like the Bose SoundLink Mini, or forego the portable aspect entirely with a stationary option like the Boston Acoustics MC100...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (laptopmag.com)

Braven BRV-1 Wireless HD Speaker Review

 

The BRV-1 is a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that will please outdoorsy types, offering long battery life and the ability to charge your smartphone.

Sturdy, water-resistant casing; Very good battery life; Can charge mobile phones

Top volume isn't loud enough for many tracks; Loud tracks distort at top volume

The BRV-1 is a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that will please outdoorsy types, offering long battery life and the ability to charge your smartphone.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Braven BRV-1 Review

 

When it comes down to it, even though it's pricey, we dig the BRV-1's great sound and tough design and can't help but to throw it a recommendation.

Though we enjoyed just about everything Braven’s rough-and-tumble BRV-1 does, $180 for an entry-level portable seems a bit steep and likely to give some consumers pause. If you aren’t planning on, say, playing touch football in the rain to a...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Braven BRV-1 Bluetooth Speaker Review

 

Today we will be taking a look at Braven's BRV-1 Bluetooth speaker which is made for the outdoors and should stand up against the elements. It is IPX7 certified

– IPX7 Waterproof ; – Rugged Design ; – USB power port to charge devices ; – Cool color design ; – Easy to setup and use

– Not the best audio quality

There are so many Bluetooth speakers out there it is really hard to tell what separates one from another. When it comes to the Braven BRV-1 the big thing that makes it stand out from other Bluetooth speakers out there is that it is waterproof. This...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

Braven BRV-1 Review: One Tough Little Speaker

 

The $99 BRV-1 offers an attractive combination of portability, toughness and price. The $50 G-Project G-Drop and the $230 Fugoo Tough both deliver better sound, but the former is much bulkier and doesn't last as long, and the latter is more than twice...

Weatherproof ; Speakerphone ; Good battery life and can act as phone battery backup

Narrow field of sound ; Weak treble tones

Braven's rugged and affordable BRV-1 tackles the elements and delivers good sound.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Alan Buckingham (betanews.com)

Braven BRV-1 brings a rugged, waterproof approach to Bluetooth speakers [Review]

 

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days, as they are convenient and, depending on brand model, can offer very good sound quality. With that in mind, brands set out to separate themselves in a very competitive marketplace by offering certain...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: PureOverclock (pureoverclock)

Braven BRV-1 Speaker

 

If your in the market for a bluetooth speaker for your outdoor activities that's weather resistant that is capable of charging accessories than the Braven BRV-1 should be your top choice.

Great Sound Quality, Fast Charge Time, External Charging, Durable and Rugged Design, Non-slip Base, Battery Level Indicator

Can't charge all smartphones (depends upon the device and its battery size).

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Holt (the-gadgeteer.com)

Braven BRV-1 Bluetooth Speaker review

 

In my search for awesome portable speakers, I have had some luck as of late. I have done a few reviews here on The Gadgeteer for portable Bluetooth speakers that are solid choices for the audiophile looking to untether take his or her tunes from the...

Water- and dust-resistant ; Great workmanship and quality ; Very portable ; Nice phone call features

Max volume is too low ; USB charging port is not very useful ; Very pricey

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

RMS rated power:6

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Grey, Red / Black, Red / Grey, Turquoise
Design:Rectangle / Soundbar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5 / IPX7
Product type:Stereo
Protection features:Shock resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:1400 / 2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Built-in charger: Yes
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB
USB charging: Yes

Features

USB connector type:Micro-USB, USB Type-A

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:2.0
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker type:1-Way

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB / AUX, USB / USB
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of products included:1

Performance

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone / MP3 Player / Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX in:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, HSP, IOPT / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HSP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP / AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB charging port:Y
USB connectivity:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB,USB Type-A
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery Capacity:1400 / 2200
Battery life (max):12
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Built-in charger:Y
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB
USB charging:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.8 / 3.25 / 3.27
Height:1.5 / 2.24 / 2.25
Weight:12.2 / 19.2
Width:4.76 / 5 / 6.4