Braven Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Microphone
I bought this for my husband and he was thrilled with the sound and being able to talk on the phone hands free. Nice, huh? Well, it was for a few months. Then it wouldn't take a charge and if it did, it didn't last long. Now it won't charge at all. I can't believe I paid so much money for a paper weight!!
EXPENSIVE PIECE OF JUNK
After reading all the reviews on this equipment, I realized I was not in this boat alone! I bought this for my son's birthday. He loved it and carried it everywhere, until it started having problems, not holding a charge, switch breaking. Luckily, (so I thought) I purchased the extended warranty. I usually don't but I did. I've had to send the thing back twice. I will never buy another Braven product. I agree with another reviewer, Never buy another 'unknown' product -- this was an expensive lesson learned. Too bad, because it was a great product at first.
Bought this as a TSV last year. Like others it worked great at first but after a few months it wldnt hold a charge and the on/off switch broke. I returned it got a replacement and the same thing happened. However while it did work it had great sound
Defective On/Off Switch
I bought this as an early Christmas gift for my sweetie. He LOVED it! Carried it around the house using it to listen to his music. It has very good sound. HOWEVER-after a few months, the on/off switch broke. We sent it back to Braven and they replaced it. Now, a few months later the switch broke again and we contacted Braven again. They said the warranty had expired and they start the warranty from the period of the original purchase, not from the date they issued the replacement item. Since then, I have purchased one of the JAM Bluetooth speakers for about $35. It has just as good a sound and is a better value for the money. The only difference I can see is that the JAM speaker only pairs with one item at a time, but this could be a good thing since the Braven picked up any iPod/iPhone that walked past if it had been previously paired.
I bought this last year, used it occasionally when on the patio. All of a sudden, it doesn't work. The on-off switch seems to be broken and it doesn't take a charge. Too much trouble to send it back. I think Bose is the way to go even though more expensive, it is worth it in the long run,
I received this as a Christmas gift last year. I loved it! Sounded great, was very convenient! Totally sold me on blue tooth technology and speakers. I'm the only person who used it, mostly while getting ready for work in the morning. It wasn't abused or overused. After 9 months the on/off switch broke. Now it's just an expense piece of scrap. For over $100, I expected it to last a lot longer. Buyer beware -- not worth the money. Giving two stars for the time that it worked.
I purchased this nearly a year ago to use with my iPod on a cruise.... however while on the cruise it stopped working I contacted the company and they had me mail the whole thing back and wait for a diagnosis and all they did was replaced the charging cable. A month or so ago it did the same thing and Braven wanted me to send it back once again. I replied to their customer service and said it was not worth my time, money and effort to return it a second time. It should have been replaced the first time or replaced without me sending the old one back.. This unit seems to have issues. I would have gladly sent it back if I received a new one and a prepaid mailer.to return the non-functioning one. When I mentioned it was not worth my time or effort, they never contacted me again.
I must admit for the 3 or 4 months it worked, I enjoyed using it.
Biggest Waste Of Money Ever!
I really liked this when I first got it. Then it quit working after the 30 days was up. I wouldn't even give one star if that we're possible. I have to say QVC burned me on this one since it was over $100!
STOPPED WORKING ON DAY 45
IT'S BAD WHEN A PURCHASE DOESN'T WORK WHEN YOU BUY IT...BUT AT LEAST YOU CAN RETURN IT. THIS ITEM STOPPED WORKING RIGHT WHEN OUR 30 DAYS ENDED, AND WE COULDN'T SEND IT BACK - WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK...IT'S WORSE THAN IF IT HAD NEVER WORKED AT ALL!!!
Loved the sound. Great for the patio. Believe the other reviewers about the on/off switch breaking. Too much money for a poorly made product.
Did think it was great - but not now
Customer service is great-they really try hard to help and assist. As other reviews indicated worked well, then began pairing problems, sent back received new one but on/off switch broke; it worked great, sound was great, was extremely happy with product; problems started and was very satisfied with customer support; but to have replacement fail, and to read these reviews- I'll chalk this one up to an expensive lesson - I do reserve some blame to QVC - there should have been better investigation into quality. I learned my lesson-no more unknown manufacturers.
Best gift ever!
I gave one of these to my son and another to my husband for Christmas. My son, who is 23, uses his constantly - in the bathroom when taking a shower, in the car, on the deck...The sound is great - charge lasts a good long time, and pairs easily with a number of bluetooth devices. The daisy chaning of two speakers together is awesome as well - we used it in a hotel room on vacation - and it was perfect.
Nice aluminum case, very high end build quality. I don't review everything I get from QVC - but this is one of the items that gets a lot of use around my house - and has not disappointed.