Braven Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Microphone
Don't do it
I bought another one and it broke almost immediately.
Great sound! Broke fast!
I purchased this item for myself, my boyfriend, my brother and his girlfriend for Christmas. I was so thrilled when I received it. The sound was fantastic and filled the entire room! My boyfriends broke within two months. Then my brothers switch stopped working, the speaker would'nt turn on. Then my speaker one day just stopped working. All of them broke within a year! Thank god I had warranty on all of them, I received all of my money back, but I wish they would have lasted longer. Very disappointed. If you buy this product GET THE WARRENTY!
SoundsGREAT! I have several Braven products. Regards return issues: Everyone knows the MANUFACTURER warrants the product? And they have a great customer service group. You can call, email, or via website etc and get prompt ,friendly ,helpful service! Contact info for BRAVEN is in the USER MANUAL!!! The seller be it QVC, wherever has a return policy but that is for the actual SALES transaction!
Looks Great - But Does Not Last
I bought the Braven for myself and another as a gift last year on a TSV for what I thought was a good price. Months before buying the Braven I had purchased a well known brand for my husband that was far more expensive. However a year later his still works great, sounds great, and he carries it around and uses it all the time. On the otherhand the Braven looked great but the sound quality was not there but I figured for the price it was okay. After using it a few times (not months on end) I put it away in the cover provided. But then a few weeks ago I decided to enjoy listening to music with it and guess what? It wouldn't turn on or hold a charge. The green light came on after charging but turn the switch on ... SILENCE!! And Yes, magically the on/off switch acted as if it was worn out. REALLY!! From just sitting. Lesson learned - Stick with brand names. Check the reviews...It Won't Last - Don't Buy!
not worth the money
I purchased this as a gift and the user could not use it, so I kept it. The sound was very good. It began to not hold charge and one evening, I pulled out the AC plug and the whole jack came off with the plug. It was then completely useless as it no longer could be charged. Too much money for such a poorly made product. Would have asked for $ back, but it was 10 months old, probably used only 90 days overall. Do not purchase.
I received this as a gift last Christmas and LOVE it! The other reviews complain of battery issues, and construction issues - I have not experienced these. The battery life for me has been incredible, however, I do not leave it plugged in as many folks do with rechargeable items; I drain the battery entirely every use, and fully charge before using. When fully charged I can get a full 8 hours of constant use AT LEAST out of the item, sometimes I do not charge it for days, as I use it at work. Given the chance, I would buy this product over, and over again.
Great for a while
I have had this maybe a year and was pleased with it. I don't use it often. Mainly take it with me when I travel. The on/off switch has broken. I was taking it with me on a Christmas trip and now I cannot. It is done. I am very disappointed in the product that I had thought was so great.
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,