Portable Bluetooth® speaker/walkie-talkie
Our take on the DreamWave Venture by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
The Venture's handle makes it easy to attach to your pack (nylon strap not included).
For you and your crew
Whether you and your friends are climbing, hiking, or just floating down the river together, it's good to stay in contact. But sometimes outdoor adventures take place far from cell phone coverage. Enter the DreamWave Venture. This rugged Bluetooth speaker is also a walkie-talkie with a three-mile line-of-sight range. And the Venture can not only communicate with other Ventures, but it's also compatible with other makes of walkie-talkies.
The Venture is IPX5-rated waterproof, shockproof, dust proof and snow proof. It has a durable handle ideally suited for a D-ring fastener, so you can strap it onto your pack with the rest of your gear. The Venture's full-range driver disperses sound in a 360° pattern. This helps you hear everything clearly whether you're holding the Venture in your hand, or letting it hang from your pack.
Speakerphone and more
You can also use the Venture as a speakerphone when you take calls through your paired smartphone, letting you enjoy hands-free conversations. The built-in rechargeable batteries can deliver up to 12 hour of continuous operation.
- portable Bluetooth speaker for use with smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices
- walkie-talkie with range of up to 3 miles (line of sight)
- one 45mm full-range mono speaker with 360° sound
- anti-distortion circuitry
- NFC touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
- IPX5-rated waterproof, dirt-proof, and shockproof
- built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours
- stereo minijack auxiliary input with stereo minijack cable
- USB charging cable
- 3-1/16" W x 3-15/16"H x 1-13/16"D
- weight: 6.5 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth speaker/two-way radio
- 22" microUSB-to-USB charging cable
- 20" Stereo minijack cable
- 20" Neck-strap
- User Guide
- Warranty Card
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Features and Specs
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Bluetooth Speaker/Two-Way Radio: The Dreamwave Audio Venture is an all-in-one portable Bluetooth speaker and walkie-talkie two way radio. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth source device to the Venture, as well as receive phone calls from your Blueooth-enabled smartphone on the Venture and communicate back-and-forth via two-way radio communication.
Rugged & Portable Design: The Venture's rugged construction and IPX5 splashproof rating protects it against water, dust, sand, & snow. Its portable design allows you to easily hook the Venture onto a D-ring, making it the ideal outdoor activity speaker on the go. It also comes with a convenient neck-strap.
Note: The Venture is splashproof, not waterproof. It cannot be submerged in water.
5W Speaker: The Venture features a 5W powered, 1.75" full-range driver with anti-distortion circuitry for quality sound. The integrated 360° omnidirectional sound effect processor delivers an exceptional balance of loudness and bass performance for its size.
Walkie-Talkie: The walkie-talkie section features a 3 mile clear sight range to keep you in constant communication with your other group members. It can be connected with other Ventures and even other existing walkie-talkies for convenience.
Built-In Bluetooth: The Dreamwave Audio Venture features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.0), so you can wireless connect to your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth source devices. The Venture supports Bluetooth music streaming (A2DP/AVRCP) and Bluetooth hands-free communication (HFP), as well as a simple secure pairing (SSP) procedure.
- Wireless Audio Streaming: The Venture can stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device; such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or other device. You'll be able to control Play & Pause functions from the Venture. You will need to continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information.
- Hands-Free Communication: The Venture has a built-in microphone so you can use it as a hands-free speaker phone. Use the Venture to answer and end phone calls. You will continue to use your Bluetooth mobile phone to manually enter a phone number, phonebook access, voice-dialing and other advanced calling functions.
- Simple Secure Pairing: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Venture. Once paired, the Venture will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Dreamwave Audio Venture.
Aux Input: In addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the Venture is fitted with a 3.5mm Aux input for directly connecting an external portable audio device that features an analog output or headphone jack.
Rechargeable Battery: The Dreamwave Audio Venture is powered by a built-in, rechargeable lithium battery (3600mAh) that provides up to 12 hours of continuous playback time at moderate volume levels or only 5 hours at max volume. You can easily recharge the battery using the included USB cable and a free USB port on your computer or 3rd party AC/USB adapter (sold separately).
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