"This is hands down the most amazing speaker I've ever had the privilege to own. Before I write my reviews, I typically use the product I purchased for an extended period of time before commenting on the function for which it was made. First, I'd like to say that I travel a lot. When I travel, I need to have items with me that are just as durable as they are functional, and I will never hesitate to pay a bit more for something that will last.
This little device has been responsible for more parties in more countries that I care to admit. I was particularly attracted to this Bluetooth speaker because it's durable in every sense of the word. Any time you have a portable device, you need to take into consideration all the things that come with portability such as water, impacts, etc. I've had this speaker since October 2014, and it still functions like it's brand new. Within the two years I've had this, it has withstood heavy impacts, large falls, complete submersion in sand, both fresh, salt water, and spills from colorful liquids in hotels. I have never had a problem with its function or issues connecting. You can literally pour sand, water, and dirt directly into the speaker and pour it out only to find that it works just as well as before.
The sound quality is excellent. Its bass comes from the bottom of the speaker so it sounds better when its on a surface that can reflect the sound. It's loud enough for the beach and on a kayak in open waters (please refer to photos) and the perfect size to take as a carry-on or to throw in your bag to have an amazing system literally wherever you go.
The battery itself lasts a very long time. With minimal use, I charge it once a month at its worst. On 5-6 days long trips, I don't charge it at all because that's how long the battery lasts. It's rated for 12 hours. Not to mention, the battery can charge your phone in case your phone dies. However, with my iphone 6, I was not able to get nearly a full charge from the battery. It's simply not big enough.
Overall, this is an amazing speaker for ALL of your travel purposes, whether on an expedition to mountain-tops (yes, I've taken this on expeditions) or a simple weekend getaway. The sound quality is phenomenal, the battery is great, it's submersible, and it can withstand insane impacts (check out the video Braven has dropping this off a building and running it over with a hummer... it really is that durable). You won't be disappointed in any way. It's everything you want in a portable speaker. It simply won't let you down... even after two years of hard use!