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First Look: Divoom Voombox Travel: A durable Bluetooth speaker for those on a budget
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First Look: Divoom Voombox Travel: A durable Bluetooth speaker for those on a budget

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This $50 splashproof wireless speaker is small enough to fit in a pocket and plays well outdoors

[MUSIC] The Divoom Voombox Travel is a mini ruggedized wireless bluetooth speaker. That as its name implies, is designed to be easily transportable. Along with being shock resistant, it's also splash proof. And relatively inexpensive at $49.99. Hi, I'm David Carnoy. And as we head into the warmer months, I'm looking at a bunch of water resistant bluetooth speakers. And the Voombox Travel seems to be one of the more durable budget models. And sounds decent for its size and price. [MUSIC] It's rechargeable battery is ready to deliver six hours of music listening. It has a built in speakerphone along with bluetooth 4.0. Which makes it easy to pair with any bluetooth enabled device. Including smart phones, tablets and laptops. An included micro usb charging cable doubles as an audio input cable, for non bluetooth devices. First thing you'll notice about this speaker is that it's heavier than it looks and feels very solid. The speaker is available in a few different trim colors and comes with this carabiner attached to a pin at the top. Which gives it a bit of a grenade like appearance. You can keep this speaker suspended from that carabiner. But the base perks up when you rest the speaker on a flat surface. The speaker has two drivers facing opposite directions. And the sound significantly improves when you have the bottom driver reflect sound off a surface. The speaker plays loud for its small size. And has more bass than a lot of tiny speakers out there. It's sound isn't without its flaws, however. And if you do crank the volume with bass-heavy tunes like the Black Keys' Fever. The speaker can end up vibrating and moving around a bit on smoother surfaces. You also get some distortion. That said, in terms of sound, you're not going to do too much better with a speaker this size. Especially at this price point. More expensive water resistant competitors like the Braven brv-1, and UE Boom, offer better sound. The Voombox Travel is small enough to fit in a pocket. And there's something to be said for that. [MUSIC] I'm David Carnoy. And that's the Divoom Voombox Travel. Thanks for watching. [SOUND]. [MUSIC]

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