August has been a very good month. This is the month that this site, brotherfatherfellow.com, began to hit its stride after my gig of seven years at Examiner.com unexpectedly stopped existing. For those of you who followed me to this new home, I thank you. For those of you who are newcomers, I thank you, too. For all of you combined, please enjoy this in-depth look at the latest from Vava, the Voom 20.
The now ubiquitous Bluetooth speaker is the common ground between men’s style and personal technology. Generally speaking, a Bluetooth speaker is small enough to be taken along just about anywhere, and since speakers of this sort are generally designed to be quite stylish, they are as much a personal accessory as a personal listening device. The Vava Voom 20 is no exception to this unofficial formula.
The Voom 20 is compact and sleek. Though the overall design of this rounded-off black rectangle isn’t likely to garner much attention, the layout of its controls will leave you feeling thankful. The power, play/pause, and volume buttons, though all the same size and color, are arranged in a way that is easy to memorize and therefore easy to use.
In order to see if a product is user-friendly or not, initial setup is done without first addressing the owner’s manual. This was the case when setting up the Voom 20, and setup was a breeze. Once the connection was made, it quickly became apparent that this little speaker was, at the very least, be a solid performer.
Living with the Voom 20
In order to be competitive in the crowded sub-$100 Bluetooth speaker market, a speaker must have at least one outstanding feature, and the Voom 20 flaunts several. The Voom 20 is packed with speakers. It features two 8 watt drivers and two passive subwoofers to deliver a big, well-rounded sound. To keep the party going for up to ten hours, Vava set the Voom 20 up with a 5200mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. It also included a USB port in the back to accommodate the charging of other mobile devices. To top it all off, the Voom 20 is water resistant and has earned a rating of IPX5. This means that incidental exposure to poolside splashing or a steam-filled bathroom is no cause for concern. With the Vava Voom 20, the beat goes on whether wet or dry.
At $79.99, the Vava Voom 20 is positioned to rule its market segment. Others may be louder, but the sound quality of the Voom 20, whether rocking out to your favorite tunes or talking to your favorite person, is among the best out there. Thanks to NFC (near field communication), it pairs in a heartbeat, and thanks to its powerful battery, it can go all day. The Voom 20 is a solid performer that’s not afraid of a little water and doesn’t mind playing rough every once in awhile.
**Full disclosure: This Bluetooth speaker was provided at no cost for editorial consideration, to think otherwise would be unsound.