Creative MUVO Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review

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Creative MUVO mini waterproof bluetooth speaker review

Just a little update guys, Creative have brought out a new version of the MUVO, it’s called the MUVO 2, and it’s amazing, here is a link to my full review – Be sure to check it out. The MUVO Mini is still a great Bluetooth speaker, and it’s a little cheaper than the MUVO 2, so if you’re on a budget, then do still consider the MUVO mini.

Creative MUVO mini Bluetooth speaker

A highly portable and exceptional well made weatherproof Bluetooth speaker. Powered by two full range micro drivers and an oversized bass radiator for a loud balanced sound.

The MUVO mini lasts a solid 10 hours and it’s Bluetooth signal has proved reliable even through walls.

Featuring unique audio notifications, the MUVO mini oozes personality and appeal.

Features
  • IP66 Weather and water resistant
  • 10 Hours battery life
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC pairing
  • Hands-free calling
  • 4 colour options available
Creative MUVO Bluetooth speaker deals

Creative Labs (US)
price: $59.99
Amazon.com
price: $59.99 $39.99

Price updated on the 11th of November 2016 at 10.50 GMT
*Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change.
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1Creative MUVO Mini – design and build quality

The MUVO Mini comes in a funky looking angled presentation box, which is covered in useful info. You barely have to even look at the included user guide, it’s all on the side.

The speaker measures 19cm x 58cm x 37cm and weighs just over 280 grams. Impressively light, considering it has two drivers and a 10-hour battery.

The presentation box on the MUVO Mini creative bluetooth speaker

At first glance the MUVO appears to be a fairly standard rectangular shape. It is in fact slightly angled on the sides. The subtle angle is accentuated further with a tapered chamfer on the top edge. I’m sure many will just see the shape as a rectangle, but it’s actually a trapezoid – My old maths teacher would be so proud.

A look at the Creative MUVO mini bluetooth speaker shape

Continuing the theme of declaring shapes…the control buttons on the top of the MUVO mini are all hexagonal…

They are neatly recessed in the top of the speaker and feel responsive to the touch. There’s also two small LED indicator lights and a microphone port up there too.

The Creative MUVO control buttons and front speaker grill

The Creative MUVO mini Bluetooth speaker is also available in black, blue and white. I personally prefer it in red. Its metallic surface glows in warm shades of orange when it catches the light.

2Creative MUVO Mini – Features and specification

Features

The features and functions of the MUVO mini are generally similar to most other Bluetooth speakers.

There’s volume control, track selection, and a pairing button, also used to answer or reject calls.

Specifications
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Profile A2DP, AVRCP
  • HFP (Hands-free Profile)
  • NFC tap to pair
  • 2200mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Battery Life – 10 hours
  • Recharge time – 2 hours
  • IP66 Dust/Water Resistant

The IP66 rating means that the MUVO mini is fully dust proof and should be fine even in heavy rain. It’s micro USB charging and AUX ports are well protected from the elements by a rubber cover.

One feature I really like is the audio and vocal notification. Unlike most others I’ve tested, there’s no generic beep to be found. When you turn the MUVO on, you’re greeted by a friendly voice and a sound like a submarine sonar ping. If you double tap the pairing button she will let you know how much charge you have remaining, eg. “Battery is at about 50%”.

I’ve only ever given an actual name to one other device – my SatNav, her name’s “Debbie”.  I’m now tempted to give this Bluetooth speaker a name too, perhaps “Minnie” would be appropriate?

3Creative MUVO Mini – Audio Quality

The Creative MUVO mini has two 30mm full-range drivers and a passive bass radiator. For its size, the bass is good and sounds it’s best at volume levels between around 20-80%. The mids proved equally as impressive, acoustic guitar tracks sound detailed and rich. The highs hold their ground well until you get near to max volume levels.

The volume level is decent for such a small speaker, more than enough to fill a moderately sized room even at around 80%, which is where I think the speaker sounds it’s best.

4Verdict

The Creative MUVO mini is a solid little portable speaker, far better than most inside this price bracket. The build quality is precise and it’s anodized finish is perfect for handling.

It’s light, portable and the IP66 rating makes it ideal for taking outdoors. The audio quality is as good as you are likely to find on a speaker this size and the Bluetooth signal seems extremely reliable.

Creative MUVO Bluetooth speaker deals

Creative Labs (US)
price: $59.99
Amazon.com
price: $59.99 $39.99

Price updated on the 11th of November 2016 at 10.50 GMT
*Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change.
more »

Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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