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A cute, however loud, futuristic-looking wi-fi Bluetooth speaker

Just a few years in the past, we checked out a sci-fi impressed Bluetooth speaker, the GravaStar Mars. The corporate additionally makes a smaller, compact model. Our GravaStar Venus evaluation appears at a small, cute, futuristic-looking Bluetooth that truly packs a powerful punch with regards to sound. Learn on for our full evaluation.

Specs

The GravStar Venus Bluetooth speaker has the next options and specs:

  • Supplies: Zinc Alloy
  • Full-range subwoofer drivers
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • 6 RGB lights
  • True Wi-fi Stereo
  • Battery life: as much as 10 hours (at 65% output)
  • Output Energy: 10W
  • Transmission Vary: 10M
  • Energy Provide: 5V/1A
  • Charging time: 2Hrs
  • Colours: Shadow Black, Flare Purple, Aurora Inexperienced, Daybreak White, Elektra (orange)
  • Product dimensions: 2.8″H x 2.4″L x 3.2″W
  • Weight: 1.0 lbs

What’s within the field

Design

Cute. I do know, it is an odd phrase to make use of to explain a wi-fi Bluetooth speaker. Nevertheless, it’s one which comes up usually, alongside funky, when folks first see the GravaStar Venus sitting on my desk. As the corporate describes it, the speaker hyperlinks “expertise with mecha sci-fi,” and “the commercial design transports you to a futuristic world.”

Front and back views of the GravaStar Venus wireless Bluetooth speaker
Back and front views of the GravaStar Venus wi-fi Bluetooth speaker.

Standing simply over two-and-three-quarter inches in top, the speaker is just below three-and-a-quarter inches vast and just below two-and-a-half inches deep. It stands on three mech-style legs with a spherical bulbous design total. The entrance of the speaker has a two-inch circle with a mask-type grille throughout the entrance, underneath which is the principle speaker. The outer ring of the circle has an RGB LED gentle. Above that is the Venus wordmark with an influence LED and button to the left and a Bluetooth LED and button to the precise. Situated additional up on the highest of the speaker behind this are the amount buttons that are extra of humps with a debossed single or double line on them.

On the again of the speaker is one other two-inch circle with a white GravaStar emblem design printed within the center. Simply behind that is the subwoofer. Lastly, on the underside of the speaker is the place you will discover the USB-C charging port. It’s an odd place however works tremendous with the included cable because of the design. Nevertheless, it does not work as nicely with normal USB-C cables and you will have to put the speaker on the facet to cost it with one.

Our evaluation unit got here within the Aurora Inexperienced colourway, with a mixture of inexperienced, black, and gunmetal base colours with white textual content and emblem markings. Different colours embody Shadow Black, Flare Purple, Daybreak White, and a particular Elecktra version. Sadly, not all variations can be found in all markets so should you’re within the US, EU, or UK, you should have completely different selections to select from.

Ease of Use

Like most wi-fi Bluetooth audio system, the GravaStar Venus is fairly simple to make use of. As soon as charged, urgent the facility button for a few seconds will flip the speaker on and the facility LED will point out it’s on. If it is the primary time you’ve got used the speaker, it would enter pairing mode. Urgent the button once more will play or pause the present observe, and holding it for a few seconds will flip it off.

The controls on the top of the GravaStar Venus wireless Bluetooth speaker
The controls on the highest of the GravaStar Venus wi-fi Bluetooth speaker.

To pair with a brand new gadget, flip the speaker on then press the Bluetooth button. The speaker will say “able to pair” and yow will discover it in your smartphone or different gadget and pair it. If in case you have two Venus audio system, you’ll be able to maintain the Bluetooth button for a few seconds on every speaker to have them pair collectively for extra immersive sound.

Urgent the amount up or quantity down buttons will regulate the amount. While you press them on the identical time, you’ll be able to change the entrance LED RGB ring coloration to one in every of six coloration choices. Lastly, urgent the facility and Bluetooth buttons on the identical time will flip the speaker off and reset it to its manufacturing facility defaults.

The ability LED indicator breathes when the Venus is charging, stays stable when it is totally charged, and sparkles when it must be charged. The Bluetooth LED, alternatively, stays stable when Bluetooth is linked and sparkles when it’s not.

Sadly, the one operate lacking from the speaker is the flexibility to skip to the earlier or subsequent observe.

Sound High quality

Just like the bigger GravaStar Mars wi-fi Bluetooth speaker, the Venus has surprisingly first rate sound for its dimension. Mids and highs are pretty balanced and the bass is pretty heat and punchy with out being overly so. It will get fairly loud as nicely, and I discovered that 30-40% quantity was lots loud with it sitting on my desk whereas streaming music to it.

On that notice, every little thing from rap to Prime 40 and rock sounded first rate sufficient with a single GravaStar Venus speaker, I would be curious to see how the sound adjustments with two of those little guys paired collectively.

Battery Life

Being a smaller speaker, it does have a shorter battery life than the bigger Mars. The corporate claims as much as 10 hours of battery life when used at 65% quantity. As talked about above, 30-40% was lots loud and I persistently achieved about 14-15 hours between fees at these volumes. Not dangerous for such a small speaker.

The USB-C charging port on the bottom of the GravaStar Venus wireless Bluetooth speaker
The USB-C charging port on the underside of the GravaStar Venus wi-fi Bluetooth speaker.

Equipment

There are a few equipment out there for the GravaStar Venus wi-fi Bluetooth speaker. Whereas we did not get an opportunity to take a look at them or evaluation them, you will get a Venus Charging Base for US$34.95 and a Venus Storage Bag for US$19.95. The charging base not solely helps you to simply cost the Venus by way of USB-C, however it additionally doubles as a small platform with further RGB lights. The storage bag appears to be a semi-hard shelled case product of PU leather-based and flannelette, permitting you to guard and retailer your speaker whereas transporting it.

Value/Worth

At US$89.95, the GravaStar Venus wi-fi Bluetooth speaker is pretty fairly priced for what you get. In case you’re not terribly choosy about color, a couple of variations are on sale for $62.95 on the time this evaluation was printed. The exception to that is the Elektra mannequin which retails for $129.95 (at the moment on sale for $90.95) because it features a protect and Gatling gun so as to add to the futuristic sci-fi look of the speaker. Curiously sufficient, some variations are solely out there in particular areas, so you will must hold that in thoughts as nicely.

On that notice, at full value the GravaStar Venus isn’t a nasty deal, on the present discounted costs, it is a stable worth.

The GravaStar Venus wireless Bluetooth speaker (left) compared to the GravaStar Mars speaker
The GravaStar Venus wi-fi Bluetooth speaker (left) in comparison with the GravaStar Mars speaker.

Wrap-up

In case you’re on the lookout for a smaller wi-fi Bluetooth speaker that’s certain to show heads, spark dialog, and nonetheless supply up first rate sound, it is best to take a look at the GravaStar Venus.

Final Up to date on August 12, 2022.

GravaStar Venus

US$89.95+

The GravaStar Venus wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Nailed it

  • Cute, funky, sci-fi design
  • Stable construct high quality
  • Respectable pretty balanced sound
  • Enjoyable coloration choices
  • Acceptable battery life for its dimension
  • Moderately priced

Wants work

  • No earlier/subsequent observe choices on the speaker
  • Charging adapter not included

The GravaStar Venus wireless Bluetooth Speaker