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Braven BRV-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 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 products in the same category 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 products in the same category the Braven BRV-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The size also gets good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Many are critical 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

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability also gets good comments.

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

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Canadian Reviewer (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Braven BRV-1 ultra rugged Bluetooth speaker

 
Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Braven BRV-1

 

What is it? A set of Bluetooth portable speaker that comes in a ruggerized case, and looks the part. IPX5 rating makes it splash proof, while the case gives it[...]

An interesting look packed with a lot of features, and of course a great sound make these speakers another great on our list of speakers to own. Another must buy, specially if you are an outdoorsy person!

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Braven BRV-1

 

It may be small, but this outdoor Bluetooth speaker still packs a mighty sonic punch nonetheless. See what Jason and Rachel made of it in our group test video above. Braven BRV-1 is tagged with Braven. Select a tag (Braven, for example) to find...

Nov, 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 : 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 : 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

Product Specifications

Audio

RMS rated power:6

Design

Built-in Display:N
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, grey / Black, Grey, Red / Black, Red / Grey / Grey, Turquoise
Design:Rectangle / Soundbar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5 / IPX7
Product Type:STEREO / Stereo portable speaker
Protection features:Shock resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant / Waterproof
Volume Control:Digital

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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
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,GAVDP,HFP,HSP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP / AVRCP
Bluetooth range:10
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB / Bluetooth/USB/3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB charging port:Y / Yes
USB Connectivity:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB,USB Type-A
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 / Yes
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB
USB charging:Y / Yes

Technical Details

Wireless Connection:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:71.1 / 8.26 / 8.3 / 82.5
Height :38.1 / 5.7 / 5.71 / 57.1
Weight:345 / 345.9 / 346 / 544
Width:12.1 / 12.7 / 120.7 / 162.6