Braven 570 HD Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review, How To Pair It With Your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth, Unboxing

Braven 570 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker now sells for a discounted price of Php 3,750 at Beyond the Box, Digital Arena, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, Astroplus, SM Appliance, SM Music and Video (SM Aura), Astrovision, Banana Telecom, District 32, iCenter, iGig, iStore, iStudio, Microstation, Mobile 1, Odyssey, QuickSound, Stocked Inc., and Switch.

According to its makers, "Braven 570 allows you to connect with the world around you by sharing your music, movies, games, and more. With 6 watts of power and 10 hours of playtime, this portable audio companion will bring your music to life wherever you go! Use it as a speakerphone to make hands free calls, or charge your phone from the built in powerbank to keep the party going all night long."

If you're looking for an affordable and highly-portable Bluetooth speaker, let me share with you the five reasons why I often recommend Braven 570 to my friends who love to share their music yet are very conscious about the amount of money they spend on their gadgets.

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1. It looks cool and it's durable. Available in six colors, namely, Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Black, and White, the device flaunts a beautiful exterior made of impact-resistant polymer -- durable enough to withstand the bumps of daily use. Featuring a minimalist design, Braven 570 has dimensions of just 6.25 in. x 2.5 in. x 1.75 in. and weights only 11 ounces making it a joy to have in the bag and carry around.

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2. Delivers great sound. You get 6W speaker output and 2x custom HD audio drivers delivering stereo sound further amplified by the dual passive sub-woofers. Although the sound quality doesn't quite rival that of very expensive or high-end speakers, you do get clear and crisp trebles and basses for an enjoyable music listening experience.

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3. Supports both wireless and wired connections! Connect your smartphone or tablet to Braven 570 via Bluetooth or if you wish so, you can use the cord that's included the package and plug it to the device's IN port as you would when you use headphones. You can even use the audio cable to link it to other Braven 570 speakers to create an even bigger sound.

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4. Charges other gadgets on-the-go. Braven 570 is powered by a 1,200 mAh battery pack delivering up to 10 hours of music playback. But if you won't be using it that long, you can transfer the extra charge to your other devices via the speaker's microUSB port.

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5. You can use it as a speakerphone to make conference calls. The speaker has a built-in noise-cancelling microphone, which means that you can actually connect it to your smartphone to make calls. This particularly useful if you need to share a call with your workmates or friends.

All things considered, I think Braven 570 gives you more than what you pay for it and as such, I highly recommend it. TP Friends, if you're thinking about purchasing a unit, here's what you get in the box:

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We have the Braven 570 speaker itself, the charger, microUSB to USB connector cable, audio link cable, Braven owner's guide cards, user manual, and safety information.

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Now, to those who are wondering how you can connect Braven 570 to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, here's how you do it.

First, turn on Braven 570 and press the button beside the power switch and hold it for around 10 seconds to put the speaker in Bluetooth pairing mode.

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Then, turn on Bluetooth connection on your smartphone or tablet (works across all platforms - iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian, etc. - just make sure your gadget has Bluetooth connectivity support), scan for devices, and once you find Braven 570 in the list, pair with it.

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Your phone or slate will automatically detect and treat Braven 570 as an external speaker and you can then start playing tracks and enjoying your music. See?! It's very easy!

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