Divoom Voombox Travel Review – The Little Big Rugged Package
Big things can often come in tiny packages and that’s what is happening to the mobile speaker industry. Companies are constantly finding ways to make portable audio smaller, lighter and better sounding. Divoom’s Voombox Travel is one of the latest rugged travel speaker accessories designed to enhance your listening experience when you’re travelling.
The Voombox Travel is a compact puck shaped, Bluetooth 4.0 speaker. The Voombox Travel is also rugged in design and rated as water resistant. Its easily clipped to your pant loops or backpack via the included carabiner making easily usable on any kind of excursion.
The added bonus is the built in Mic allowing the Voombox travel to act as a speaker phone too.
- Dimensions: 90 mm diameter, 45 mm thick
- Speaker: 2″ full range and 2” passive radiator rated at 4 watts
- Battery: 550 mAh, 2 to 2.5 hours charge time
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP Stereo profile support
- Talk time: up to 6 hours
- Music playback time: up to 6 hours
The Divoom Voombox Travel is available in a multitude of different colors to suites almost everyone’s tastes.
The build quality of the Voombox Travel seem pretty high. It feels good and solid in your hands and definitely has that rugged feel you’d expect from an outdoor speaker like this. There is a ribbed rubber banding about ¾” wide around the entire body of the Voombox Travel offering good protection and also encompasses the various buttons used to control the Power, Volume, Phone answering and USB port.
The sound is generated by a 2 inch driver and 2 inch passive radiator and generates a surprising amount of bass and pretty clear audio. It’s not going to replace your less mobile speaker systems, but for the perfect mobile experience, it’s up at the top of my list. Sound comes from one side of the Voombox Travel while the opposite side has the same speaker grill but also three small rubber rubbers so you can sit it down on a flat surface with some degree of protection.
While the Voombox Travel is rugger, it’s not waterproof. It designed to be splash resistant so you’ll be good in the light rain and splashes on a beach or boat, but don’t go throwing in the water and expect it to continue working.
Pairing the device with a couple of different phones was fast and easy. There was an occasional breakup in the sound when I was walking with the speaker on my belt loop. Not sure why as my phone was only feet away, but this can happen sometimes with Bluetooth and may have nothing to do with the Voombox Travel. In general, I had no issues with the connection.
The speaker phone worked great, with the usual caveat of most Bluetooth hands free devices. People know you’re on a hands free speakerphone, but everyone said they could hear me fine for a short conversation.
Divoom is getting good at making inexpensive audio accessories, not only in the quality of the sound they produce, but the quality of the build as well. The Divoom Voombox Travel is a great little companion device when you’re heading out doors and want something easy to carry for a little background sound. If you’re more of an audiophile and need something to crank out a little higher quality sound at higher levels, then you’ll maybe want to look at less mobile, larger device.
For $50, you can’t really ask for more and I have no problem recommending the Divoom Voombox Travel to anyone.