The Jawbone Jambox has largely stolen the Bluetooth speaker scene. But, there are some appealing alternatives available – alternatives that are less expensive and would make good holiday gifts.
One such alternative comes from Braven. Braven’s relatively new line of Bluetooth speakers sound great, look fantastic, and are also affordable. The popular QVC network will also be selling the Braven Bluetooth speaker lineup within the near future. Here’s what Braven has to offer in the way of its stylish 570 Bluetooth speaker.
Inside the Braven 570 Speaker
One of the coolest Braven 570 features is that this speaker can double as a smartphone-charging device. An internal charging reserve can be charged and used as a power source for a smartphone at any time (as long as that phone supports Bluetooth). The Braven can be set up 33-feet away and still be heard loud and clear.
Thirty-three feet is a good enough distance to play some tunes on the 570 while wandering around your home or into the next room. On one full charge, the 570 can play for up to 10-hours, which isn’t bad either. As far as juice goes, this compact speaker takes about 6 watts of juice.
Aside from holding a charge for a long time, doubling as a smartphone charging station, and projecting decent sound quality, the 570 also comes in many eye-catching colors. In fact, the colors that Braven offers are one of the first things that will definitely catch your attention.
You can purchase the Braven 570 in Sahara Red, Monaco Blue, Raven Black, Arctic White, Rio Purple, or Fiji Green. Braven did, indeed, spend a lot of time selecting colors that are deep and lush. Based on looks alone, the Braven beats the Jambox hands-down, and that’s tough to do.
Purchasing Information and Pricing Details
As mentioned above, the 570 is currently being sold by the QVC shopping channel. If you find this speaker on QVC, you can purchase the 570 for around $99. Elsewhere, you’ll have to pay $129.99 for the Braven 570. So, really, this is one speaker that is available at different price points (in short, shop around).
While the Braven 570 isn’t what you want to purchase if you’re looking to replace your home surround sound, it is a compact, portable, Bluetooth speaker with decent sound. While most other Bluetooth speakers can’t boast good sound, this isn’t the case with the Braven 570.
If you are shopping for a holiday gift, take the time to compare the Jambox to the Braven. Simply based on price alone, the Braven is a much more affordable speaker to choose. Right now, the Jawbone Jambox is retailing for around $179.
If you can snag the Braven through QVC, you can buy someone a great holiday gift that’s significantly less than the Jambox. As far as other Bluetooth speakers in its class go, the Braven 570 is easily one of the best available. It’s also hard not to become instantly attracted to this speaker, since it does come in so many appealing colors.