We have been looking for a new Bluetooth speaker for a while and with so many products on the market it can be difficult to choose, that was until we came across the new Lava BrightSounds 2.
What makes this product so special is that the British designers of the product have managed to integrate a speaker, integrated lamp and a handy USB port for charging phones/tablets into one stylish little unit, making it perfect for travel and at home.
When we opened the packaging we were instantly impressed with the build quality and how stylish the Lava BrightSounds 2 unit was. We chose the pink version which is my daughter’s favourite colour but is available in a range of tasteful pastel shades, including blue, green, mustard, pink and teal, so there is a colour to suit everyone.
My daughter was really excited to test out the speaker and pairing it with our iPhone, Spotify and Amazon Echo via Bluetooth was a breeze.
At the top of the speaker are the controls for play/pause, volume, answering calls and a button for the LED lamp.
To give the speaker its first outdoor road test we took it with us on our trip to the beach and the stylish leather handle coupled with the fact that it’s very light made it very easy to carry as we made our way onto the sand.
So how does it sound?.
The sound quality was excellent from the 5w speaker which wraps around the top of the unit, especially considering the size of the unit and the fact that it’s very competitively priced at £39.99.
It is also IPX4 water resistant making it perfect for outside use and especially at the beach in case it got splashed with water plus it’s hardened polymer shell feels reassuringly robust. On a full charge, the unit will last 36 hours so it’s a perfect product when away from home.
As well as being a great speaker and a nightlight, the BrightSounds 2 has another trick up its sleeve by the way of a USB and micro USB port located behind a rubber flap at the rear of the speaker.
Where this comes in handy is that if you are out for the day and your smartphone needs a quick recharge then the BrightSounds 2 will happily charge your phone. There was also a 3.5mm auxiliary jack for your music if you were unable to use Bluetooth connectivity.
When we returned home my daughter was really excited to test out the BrightSounds 2 in her bedroom. It’s the perfect companion to the Amazon Echo Dot as the sound produced from this stylish yet compact speaker was exceptional.
The girls couldn’t believe the difference in sound quality compared with the built-in Amazon Echo dot speaker as they asked Alexa to play their favourite Spotify tracks.
The contemporary design of the unit and built in LED ambient light makes it a great bedside unit, which is more stylish and practical compared to your standard bedside lamp. You can adjust the brightness by holding down the lamp button until the lamp becomes gradually dimmer at its lowest setting.
Would we recommend it?
Yes, we love this speaker, it looks great and the versatile design makes it perfect for both outdoor use or at home and at £34.99 using discount code “VISIT5” it’s great value. In fact the speaker is that good we have just bought another as it makes the perfect addition to the girl’s bedrooms as a multi functional bedside lamp and as their main speaker to use with their Echo Dot, even Alexa likes it!
Functions: Bluetooth, Speaker, Power Bank, Night Light
Speakers:Single Stereo Speaker (5 W Total output power)
3.5mm Aux-in: Yes
USB charging port Yes
Operational voltage: DC 5V
Power consumption: 1 W
Batteries:Lithium -ion Battery
Warranty: 1 Year
We were sent the Lava BrightSounds 2 for the purposes of this review, all thoughts and opinions are entirely our own.
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