Breo Box Summer 2019 Review

Breo Box is a lifestyle subscription box for both men and women with a focus on tech, health & fitness, and home goods. With each quarterly box, you can expect to receive 5-8 products that are essential to your daily life. Each box has a cost of $159 and gradually decreases in price the longer you subscribe. 

The items arrived packed into a large, well-made wooden box with a lid that easily slides on and off. It is shipped in a cardboard box to protect it from any damage that might occur during shipping which I always think is necessary. 

Disclaimer: The following box was sent to us free of charge and we were in no way compensated to write a review for this company. Our goal is to provide you a fair and honest review so you can make an informed decision if any subscription box is the right one for you.

What's In The Breo Box Summer 2019 Quarterly Subscription Box?

Upon opening the wooden box, you'll see that Breo Box presented with a heavy stock card that lists everything included in the box.

This quarter, the following items were included:

Breo Box Summer 2019 Review
Breo Box Stock Card
Breo Box Summer 2019 Card Product List
  • Ekho Sports & Action Waterproof Camera
  • Dodow Sleep Aid Device
  • OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
  • BlenderBottle Radian Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker
  • THAT! Inventions ScoopTHAT! Li’l Dipper 

Let’s take a look at the complete breakdown of every item that was included.

Ekho DV8000 1080P Action Camera

Retail Price: $99

Ekho DV8000 Sports Action Camera

One of our favorite things about Breo Box is that they always try to include big-ticket items in their deliveries. It was exciting to see that they decided to include this camera that can be mounted almost anywhere. There are so many accessories in the box; you can practically attach it to anything you can imagine. If you are an avid outdoors person, you could mount it from anything to your bicycle handlebars, to your helmet, or you can even use it as a webcam and mount it to your monitor if the outdoors isn't for you.

One of the best features of the Ekho DV8000 camera included is that it comes equipped with WiFi connectivity. The downloadable app that compliments this piece of hardware allows you to download the videos you filmed straight to your phone easily. You can also connect it directly to your computer with the included USB cable to transfer your content as well as charge the rechargeable battery which is also included. 

The DV8000 includes a clear case that wraps around the entire body which protects it from the shocks or falls that might occur as well as accidental water splashes. As far as submerging it underwater, it is unclear if that is possible. 

Is there a big learning curve to use this camera?

The use of this camera is straight forward. For the most part, it is just point and capture. If there are any setbacks on using the DV8000 camera, you can always refer to the manual included in the box. Like most manuals, it provides everything you need to know about its use. The most challenging part about setting it up for use was getting it out of the plastic it was packed with inside the box. 

Overall this camera was great, but the biggest drawback is that you need to have a Micro SD card handy for storage if you plan on taking this out and shooting videos. Out of the box, it does not include built-in drive space. Luckily these cards are cheap and can be purchased nearly anywhere electronics are sold. 

Dodow Sleep Aid Device

Retail Price: $60

Dodow Sleep Aid Device

If you’re not blessed to be part of the population of people that can sleep at night like me, then this sleep aid device should be right up your alley. This goal of this device is to help you fall asleep faster by projecting a round ball of light onto your ceiling that slowly grows and contracts. As you inhale and exhale with the light, you will fall into a steady breathing rhythm which will soothe your mind and clear any of those constant thoughts that keep you awake at night.

How do you set it up?

Setup of the Dodow is easy as 1-2-3. After installing the 3 AAA batteries that are included in the box, you have the option to choose from two different sleep cycles. When you single tap on the round plastic disk on top of the device, the LED’s will turn on for 8 minutes. If you want a longer cycle, you can double-tap the disc to set the device to 20 minutes. 

There is also a booklet included in the product box that gives you tips for falling asleep as well as a code for using their website. I didn’t have much time to use the product as much as I wanted to but will continue to use this device and post more information to the Breo Box Summer 2019 review page once I spend enough time with the product. After first using it, I think it has the potential to help me fall asleep and get some much-needed rest. 

OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Retail Price: $50

OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker

When I initially opened up my Breo Box, my eyes instantly lit up when I saw this. Anything that has to do with coffee immediately gets me excited. This coffee maker by OXO streamlines the cold brew coffee making process very well, and the result of the coffee was delicious. 

What does it come with, and how does it work?

The OXO coffee maker comes with several items that all work together to make a great cup of cold brew coffee. 

The items you can expect in the box are:

  • A Stand With A Release Switch
  • Pitcher With A Built-In Mesh Filter
  • “Rainmaker” Lid
  • Glass Carafe With A Stopper

When making your cold brew coffee, the recommended time to make the coffee is a minimum of 12 hours with a preferred time of 24 hours, which is standard for this type of coffee. It is also great to have your coffee pre-made ahead of time and makes it more of a convenience factor. 

The process to make the coffee is smooth, but make sure to use coarse ground coffee. Once the grounds are added to the pitcher, you pour cold or room temperature water through the lid, and you let it sit for the recommended times from above. After the steeping process is completed, all you have to do is flip the “brew-release switch”. Once you flip the switch, the coffee will slowly trickle into the carafe. From there you can enjoy your coffee by pouring it over ice or enjoying it exactly how you prefer. 

You can find water to ratio guides in the booklet provided by OXO, but of course, you can always tweak them according to how you like the strength of your coffee. This item was perfect for the summertime, and I was happy I was able to include it in our Breo Box Summer 2019 review. 

BlenderBottle Radian Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker

Retail Price: $25

Color: White

Blender Bottle White

When it comes to working out, there’s nothing better than taking a properly mixed protein shake with you to the gym. The sturdy stainless steel bottle that we received in the Breo Box Summer 2019 subscription box was a great addition. It comes with their patented blender ball that you place in the container when you are ready to mix your liquid and protein powder together. Once it is added, all you do is shake and let the ball blend them.

The bottle, which came in white for us, holds up to 26 ounces of mixed liquid. The lid which twists on and off the bottle nicely and also has a smaller cap attached to the top with a removable loop so you can quickly drink from it after you prepare your drink.

THAT! Inventions ScoopTHAT! Li’l Dipper

Retail Price: $19

Color: Red

ScoopTHAT Lil Dipper Ice Cream Spoon

When I first saw this ice cream scoop, it took me a moment to realize that it did not require batteries and it did not heat up. That was quite confusing to me. Once I started to read the box, it all started to make sense. This little ice cream scoop from 'THAT! Inventions' is quite convenient for eating a pint of ice cream all to yourself. The scoop is made from a single block of solid aluminum that has thermal characteristics that work to soften the ice cream just as it touches it. Unlike your standard silverware spoons, this one doesn’t bend when you’re just trying to have a treat for yourself. 

Although it is slightly uncomfortable to hold at first, the more you use it, the easier it gets. It also has a neat little feature of a built-in silicon rest on the bottom so you can rest it down while you’re taking a break from eating. 

Our Breo Box Summer 2019 Review

This is the first Breo Box we have had the chance to review and I was very impressed with the wide range and quality of the products included in this quarterly subscription box! The five items included had a total retail value of $253, and the savings on the items boxed together is well worth the purchase if you decide to go with this box. 

I love the fact that there are gadgets for your home as well as for techies alike included in this box all at a combined total discount of nearly $100. I am definitely looking forward to next seasons Breo Box and can’t wait to review it when it arrives!

Did you get the Breo Box Summer 2019 subscription box? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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