From charging your phone to playing music all night to lighting your way home, the Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker come power bank come LED light is a must-have for festival goers and outdoor lovers this summer. And I have one to give away to a lucky reader!
Retailing at £39.99, I think it’s a real bargain. Click here to check the current price on Amazon
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Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth Speaker Review
Whether you want to listen to an audiobook in bed or dance the night away on the beach, the Lava BrightSounds 2 pairs easily with your Bluetooth phone, tablet or laptop for wireless streaming.
5 Watt speaker
It has an ultra-wide powerful full range 5 Watt speaker with a 360 degree grille.
Two thirds of this speaker is actually the energy-efficient LED light which can be adjusted to provide anything from a gentle glow to a vivid light, making it perfect to illuminate your garden, or to use as a bedside light, or even a child’s night light. With its stylish faux leather handle, it can also be used as a lantern while walking home or when searching in the dark for the toilet block at a festival.
A feature not seen in the first generation, the Lava BrightSounds 2 can charge your phone or tablet on the go via its USB port.
It also comes with a 3.5 mm aux-in to connect to non-Bluetooth devices such as an MP3 player.
Depending on how you use it, Lava claim that the high capacity lithium-ion battery will provide up to 36 hours of life between charges (less if using the light or power bank capabilities at the same time).
Constructed from rugged polymer it offers IPX4 water resistance, so it’s ideal to take with you to the beach, the pool or out camping.
The Lava BrightSounds is available in a range of colours — I choose teal.
What I love about the Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker
- Value for money
- The styling and retro look
- The volume (it’s loud if you want it to be)
- The power bank (a great addition to this second generation model)
- It’s splash proof
- The battery life (it really does last an impressively long time)
- The adjustable light (dim or bright as fits the scene)
- The handle (making it easy to use as a lantern to light your way).
You can even answer your phone with it, although I’m not sure why you would want to!
What I don’t like about the Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker
- The instructions
More detailed instructions would have been useful but once you’ve worked it out it’s a breeze.
What I hated about the Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker
I loved it. I recently took it with me while glamping in France, where I used it to listen to music on the beach, as a bedside lamp, to charge my phone, and to light the decking area outside our cosy cabin as we chatted into the night. It may not be the smallest Bluetooth speaker and it may not give the absolute best sound quality there is but it isn’t half bad and will be more than adequate for all but the most fastidious of music lovers.
I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of my Lava BrightSounds 2 this summer.
It would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys, festivals or the great outdoors. When you consider its range of uses and its price tag, it’s a clear winner!
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- The prize is a Lava BrightSounds 2 portable Bluetooth speaker /power bank /lamp.
- The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker for review purposes.
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On my fishing trips
I would take it to the beach witb us when we go in the school holidays
I would take it whenever we go for a picnic.
I would take it to the beach
On our picnics
I would take the prize into the woods with me up in Inverness, moving there next month.
Good prize, a bit of kit with several useful features rolled into one.
It would come on holiday with us to Fuerteventura 🙂
a sleepover at my friends for a pamper night <3
For a day at the beach
To the beach
To the beach or woods with a summer picnic.
I would take it on holiday to Spain.
Play in our garden and take when we go to park for the day with friends
I’d take them on one of our picnics by the riverside.
To the Lakes x x
I’d take the Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker into the back garden.
I’d take it on a road trip to France!
The garden for sure, outside fun time for Bertie and a bit of chillazing for me!
I’d take it to the caravan with us!
It’s perfect for anywhere! We have lots of lengthy power cuts where we live, a bit like living in a cave sometimes, so it would be ideal in an emergency as well for using at leisure 🙂 I love it!
in my garden to hear my music while gardening as I live near the coast its lovely when the sun shines and the seagulls sing above lovely
I would take it on our family camping holiday – always good to have something to listen to of an evening.
camping and to the beach, picnics too. It’s perfect to take anywhere really
Id take it camping with the kids. Music and light in a cabin in the woods!
Sounds good to me!
Disneyland Paris – I’m going on the 21st! 🙂
Have a fabulous time! I went there many years ago after it first opened. Would love to go back one day. Enjoy!
I’d take mine along to the beach this Summer
To my favourite boutique beach hut
Camping for sure!
Festivals, Camping, holidays, the bath, the garden, the list could go on lol
Ha ha! My other half used it in the attic the other day so he could see what he was doing. The list is endless!
Perfect for camping.
I would take it camping
Would definitely take it camping!
To the garden, or the park.
Brilliant for days out at the beach and picnics at the park
I think I would get most use out of it in the kitchen, great for when I’m cooking then doing the dishes
I think it would mostly be used in the garden. But, it would also probably join me on the beach in Portugal.
the beach at great yarmouth –when i visit my sister
I’d take it to picnics in the park
perfect for when we go camping
This would be good fun to take out at night on our local hills to go stargazing.
I’d use it in the garden and i’d take it camping too
I would take it to picnics or when relaxing in the garden
I would love to take it to the local beach and have a BBQ at night.
Up in the hills near Buxton
I’d use it in the bedroom to play nice calming sounds of waves and rain to help my wife sleep as she has trouble.
That’s a good idea! I love falling asleep to the sound of waves or the rain. Good luck in the giveaway.
To the beach x
To the beach x
I can’t believe how many functions this has for such a reasonable price! I’m not that much of a gadgety person, but this one is really impressive – and the features are all ones that I would use – it’s on my Christmas list now!
Neill used it the other day to see what he was doing in the attic! No end of uses 🙂
id take the speaker to the beach at gorleston –when i visit my sister
this would be great for the beach and picnics
We like to sit by a wild empty beach in Iceland with a subway for tea.
a relaxing afternoon in the garden
I would take mine on a picnic
I would take it on my hols to Polperro this year to take to the beaches, also up Roundway hills/Caen hill locks for summer picnics at home!
I’d take it on our picnics on the devon coast!
to the beach! and also to my kitchen! absolutely love music to dance and cook to and the lamp factor is great for midnight snacks!
It certainly is! I use mine in the kitchen to play music while washing up!
I’d take it on day trips & picnics in our local country park.
To the gorgeous beaches and parks around the East coast of Scotland
I bet they’re dramatic and beautiful. I’ve yet to make it to Scotland but hope to soon!
To the beach
Probably everywhere to enjoy good music!
I would use it at the bottom of my garden
Will it while camping or holiday abroad. Wonderful prize.?
everywhere I went, however on the steam trains on the north yorkshire moors when we have days out
To the beach, camping, the woods, in the garden, list is endless 🙂
would be perfect for when going to the beach
This would be great on a picnic
oooh portsmouth, tenby – wales
I’d take the Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth speaker to the beach or camping.
This would be fantastic for the motorhome on sites without electric hookup.
Camping and to the beach
I would take it camping in Devon
The fact that it’s completely wireless, waterproof and very portable means I’d take it everywhere. Perfect for picnics. x
Camping in the Lake District
I would take it on my camping holiday
Would use it in the garden, enjoying a drink with my feet up
With me on my camping trip to Cornwall x
looks Amazing! I would use it to go on Picnics I do not actually have no garden so picnics are my favourite thing to do, Primrose Hill is my favourite plays to go it has beautiful views across London
To the beach!!!!
When I go to the beach with my family
I’d take it into the garden when I’m gardening 😉
On family picnics.
Then all that left to fight over is whose music to play! 😉
Up to the common when I take my dog Alf out for a walk
This’d be ideal for me, as a percussionist/workshop leader I do many festivals during the year and spend quite a bit of time in West Africa. I’d love this to take to Guinea when I go in September
I’m sure you’d find it really useful Chris.
In the bathroom, love music playing when I relax in the bath
To the beach
I love Bluetooth speakers and always on the lookout for a new one. I have a tiny one shaped like a little animal for complete portability and a bigger heavier Sony one for good sound quality but this sounds a good mix of both.
I love that it’s not just a Bluetooth speaker. In fact, I use the light as much as I do the speaker.
on the beach sunbathing
i would take it to my late night bbqs, it would light up the garden
Sounds good to me!
Garden for late night bbqs
All this talk of BBQs is making me hungry.
Into the bathroom for some relaxing music
Ha ha! That’s exactly where mine is right now!
I would take it when I do BBQ’s and camping 🙂
It’s perfect for both. Good luck in the giveaway.
It looks perfect to take on picnics to the beach or the park in the Summer.
It is! Fingers crossed the sun shines.
I would take it when we going camping.
The garden , beach and any other outside activities we have
I would take it camping
I was really impressed with how long the battery lasted – perfect for camping off the grid.
this would be fab for our Daughter when she goes camping
I’m sure she’d love it! It would make a great present… music, phone charger, night light… perfect for anyone into their gadgets.
we are camping on a farm this year, so perfect for sharing with the cows!
I wonder what music they’d enjoy?! Hope the sun shines for you. Good luck in the giveaway.
it would be great in the garden when we are having a BBQ
It certainly would. Hope we get plenty more BBQ weather this year. Good luck!
This would be perfect to take on picnics and when going to country shows for the day.
I’m sure you’d get plenty of use out of it. Good luck!
I would take it down to the beach on a sunny day and relax with my bucket & spade on one side and it on the other.
Sounds good to me! Hope you get plenty of sunshine. Good luck!
I would take it when we going camping to scotland
I’ve yet to make it to Scotland! Hope the weather is kind to you. Good luck!
I would take it to summer BBQs
Perfect! Let’s hope we got some more nice weather.
In our garden and when we go for picnics!
It makes a great light for the garden as well as a speaker. good luck!
I’d love this for all my Luna nights when we picnic before the main event. And then the lantern facility at the end when it is usually for dark would be great for finding our way back to the car.
Sounds perfect. Good luck!
Oohh that’s a fantastic price tag! I expected it to be much more expensive. It looks like the perfect thing to take camping!
I thought that too! I really love it. It’ll be coming with me to a few festivals this summer.