Braven 710 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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Braven 710 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Price: $69.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Sep 29 to Tuesday, Sep 30) + transit
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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
9/2/2014 - $69.99

9/5/2014 - $69.99 (Woot Plus)

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I have this speaker for listening to Pandora/Spotify/etc. while working in my shop. It doesn’t shake the walls but it has nice volume and sound quality.

Bought one of these for my daughter at last Woot offering and was impressed. Nice quality and sounding unit in a small package. Bought another for myself today.

I too bought one of these for my daughter. After about a week, the power connector broke loose from its circuit board.

Did you contact Craven? I called them with a bluetooth setup question and while they weren’t very helpful from a technical standpoint, I did find they would be very accommodating as far as replacing a bad unit.

I picked one up the last time it was on woot!. So far, I’ve been very happy with it. The sound is quite good and volume levels don’t disappoint. I can attest to the IPX5 water resistance rating after a trip to the Oregon Coast right after i received it. The speaker was left out over night on the table and was soaked in heavy layer of salty, morning dew. It hasn’t missed a beat (ha!) and there are no signs of corrosion or pitting in the aluminum housing. I’ve used the mic function a number of times. I stopped asking how I sounded after several calls because the response was always positive. I have used the battery as a backup charger on my iPhone 5S a few times and it gives it the extra juice I need to get to a proper charger, but it kills the battery quick! I don’t recommend this as a reliable portable charger. That being said, my only knock on this speaker is the battery. 1,400mAh is okay, but not great. I can get a solid 7-8 hours of listening time out of it. I think I’m just spoiled by my portable Bose Soundock. All of that being said, I’m in for another because I’m insanely curious about pairing two of these together for stereo sound. In for another…

I have one of these and love it. It gets louder than I feel comfortable playing in my house, but doesn’t shake the floor or anything. I take it on outdoor trips (camping, floating, hiking) and it’s been dropped a couple time but survived with little more than a small scratch. It’s great because it can charge my phone if it gets low too. You can also plug a phone into the audio out jack and save your battery life from having to use Bluetooth (I switch to airplane mode on backpacking trips and can usually use both for a 2 night trip). With the cable everyone in camp can switch in their favorite songs quickly and without paring. I also use it around the house while I’m cooking and outside when I BBQ. Rough, tumble, withstands splashing, and produces a nice balance (not too treble or distorting bass), it’s definitely my go-to speaker!

I really like these. I picked up two, and they link up just as advertised. Perfect for playing music while doing the dishes, taking out on the back deck, or using as a speakerphone. We take them on the road and having them as emergency phone chargers is nice. Also, the aluminum and silicone case is, fortunately, moderately bounceproof. Oops.

Utterly ridiculous side note: the packaging is really clever. I never thought I’d say “the box was fun to open”, but there you have it.

I’ve been looking at getting a bluetooth speaker for a while now and was hesitant at buying something outside of the more popular brands you see sitting on retail shelves. I had some hands-on with the likes of Jawbone, Bose, and Logitech products just before seeing this sale pop up. I figured for the price and the somewhat positive reviews out there I might as well give the Braven 710 a shot.

I wanted to try the pairing feature plus I might want to have one at work and one at home so I bought two of them. The pairing works but although it claims true stereo it sounds more like simulated (duplicate combined signal) stereo. For me this is fine because it’s essentially like having both speakers paired up to a single bluetooth signal source. So I can have one speaker in the living room and one in the back of the house and my tablet sitting in the kitchen.

Overall if I had it to do all over again I would definitely buy one (or two) of these. I’ve talked to others that own earlier model Braven bluetooth speakers and they’ve all agreed that the 710 seems a bit more “solid” and “sounds better” than what the company has put out prior.