A while back we had some fun reviewing the SoundBlaster Roar speaker from Creative Labs. For a portable Bluetooth speaker, it knocked our socks off with great sound quality and some pretty innovative features.
This time, Creative asked us to check out their new Muvo Mini, a waterproof speaker that they thought might come in handy for the rainy Springtime we have here in Portland, Oregon. And when we lucked upon a sunny day or two in early March, we took the Muvo out for a spin at our favorite patio.
For a compact speaker, the Muvo delivers surprising music volume and clarity, plenty loud for a group of 10 or so enjoying the great outdoors. While it does not have booming bass, no one seemed to mind as our mixtape from Guardians of the Galaxy had several party-goers singing along.
In what might be it’s most important feature, the Muvo is also very light-weight as compared to our Soundblaster Roar. This lack of heavy mass really helps as we now keep the thing charged and ready in our day pack. Selling at around $60 on Amazon, it also has a price tag that is pretty easy on the wallet.
While we have not how “waterproof” the Muvo is, I’m sure the Oregon rain will give us an opportunity really soon now. Even if it leaked, I’d say this is one fine speaker and a good value to boot.