BREO BOX Subscription Review + Coupon – Summer 2020
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About this Quarterly Lifestyle Box
The Subscription Box: BREO BOX
The Cost: $159/quarter. Save with a pre-paid annual subscription.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $15 off your first box!
The Products: 5-8 essential home, tech, and fitness products in a giftable box.
Ships to: The continental US for free ($20 to HI, AK, and US territories), Canada for $35, and worldwide for an additional cost
BREO BOX Review – Summer 2020
BREO BOX recently stopped including the heavier wooden boxes and they’ve switched to a more lightweight but still super giftable box with a lid that can be reused. This quarter, it’s light blue. It also comes in a drawstring dust bag, inside of an outer cardboard box so that the nice box is kept clean.
They’ve also recently switched to a more informative booklet to focus on each item included for a more in-depth look at how to use them.
KeySmart CLEANKEY – Retail Value $24.99
This brass key easily attaches to your keychain and makes opening doors without hand contact a breeze. This is certainly something I think more about these days when I am trying to make sure to be extra mindful of germs and contact points. You can also use this to press buttons on digital keypads or actual buttons at the ATM. I keep disinfectant wipes in my car but this should help cut down on overall contact points.
RhinoMed Mute Nasal Dilator – Retail Value $19.95
I don’t snore in my sleep ( I am more of a talker), but Will does! He actually has trouble staying asleep from his own noise. I passed these on to him to try out, even though he is really stubborn and wanted nothing to do with them. Basically, this little device slips into your nose and dilates your nostrils, improving overall airflow. This device did seem to help me sleep since it cut down on the volume of his snores, but sadly he didn’t seem to snore less or sleep more soundly. This is the sort of product that is going to work differently from person to person, so if you think these might help you or a loved one, encourage them to try them! This tester kit contains 3 different sizes.
Ace of Spaces Projector – Similar found here with a different brand name for $59.99
I think my expectations for this product were a little too high, but mainly because I don’t know much about projectors and I am terrible at anything that requires cords (cable boxes, routers, stereos, more!). I think I expected this to be a Bluetooth sort of set up (cord-free is obv. my default) but it looks like it is going to require an iPhone compatible HDMI cable to work with my phone. Using an SD card or a thumb drive though? Easy! Just plug them in, use the very rudimentary menu option to select your input, and voila! You can also use the buttons on top of the projector to control your options, as well as the remote. The room needs to be pretty dark for this to work but I was able to get a pretty decent projection of about 5 feet across. This would be really fun for watching a movie in your backyard!
Oniva Blanket Tote Outdoor Picnic Blanket – Retail Value $21.99
I was so excited about this blanket because I have been spending loads of time outdoors over the last few months. I like to go and find a nice shady tree to sit under and draw or paint outside. I have taken a few blankets but I always seem to get a wet bottom after sitting so long! This is a waterproof blanket with a fleece top, so I can sit in comfort and not worry about leftover rain or dew. It cleverly folds up into a crossbody sort of bag with a small zippered compartment for important things like my keys.
More than enough room for myself and a few pups!
Myo Rykr Rol – Retail Value $24.99
So I made the mistake of changing the height of my desk chair recently, completely unaware that something so minor could completely screw up a spot in my back! When did I become so fragile? Will had been helping me by massaging out that muscle, but this little roller worked so much better! I was able to reach it with this thanks to the handle, and the weighted ball bearing rolled to provide pressure exactly where I needed it. It also feels amazing on my shoulder, where I tend to store the most tension. Because the ball is metal, I also tried putting it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to add in some cold therapy to my sore back.
Approach Apparel The Hip Circle Resistance Band – Similar found here for $20.00
I wish I could say I have been using my extra time at home to work on my fitness, but that would be a big lie! I was always a gym-goer, and since mine is still not open, my “workouts” have seriously fallen by the wayside. Will has a squat rack set up downstairs but I am not comfortable using it solo (it is very old!) and I don’t really have any other workout tools at my disposal. This wideband is kind of perfect because it takes up very little space and I can use it in different ways. If thick thighs saved lives, mine would be some sort of superhero, so I was really skeptical that this would fit around both my thighs, but it did! I used it for squats, slow walking, and even some modified donkey kicks, and my thighs were burning! You can also use this in your hands as a resistance band if you get creative.
Veho TA-8 Automatic Smartphone Cradle with Qi Wireless Charging – Retail Value $95.99
Finally, our last item is an in-car phone charger. This is a wireless charger in terms of a phone cord, but you will have to plug it into your car’s USB slot. It easily attaches to your windshield to hold your phone in place while driving, which is useful for when you are using your map app! The holder has a sensor that can tell when you are reaching to put your phone in place and it automatically adjusts to cradle your phone. The charging feature itself is cord-free and simply requires your phone to be touching the charger for speedy battery charging. I feel like this feels a little clunky for everyday use in my small car, but the charging power is much faster than my simple USB cord seems to be. I also tend to drive home a few times a year and having the map app at eye level would be a huge improvement for me.
Verdict: This was my first BREO BOX and I am not sure what I think of it. This is probably because it is unlike any other box I currently review and I don’t often get a big box full of gadgets! Some things in here were home runs for sure: the blanket, the resistance band, and the massager. The projector was also cool, but the setup can feel counter-intuitive and the whole thing is not exactly effortless. The nasal dilator didn’t work as well for Will as I had hoped, but I think it was a really cool and unusual addition, and I feel similarly about the smart key. It is very timely, for sure. The car charger isn’t the sort of daily device I will use, but I am really looking forward to the improvement it will add to my 11-hour road trips home! Even though my estimated value is around $268.90, I am not sure this equates to a $159 box in my mind, but I am excited to see what next quarter looks like.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The Summer 2020 BREO BOX is currently on backorder but is expected to ship again in July 2020. They only have limited quantities available so lock yours in now by signing up to receive the next shipment of this box.
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $15 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $159 for this box, you’re paying roughly $22.71 per item.
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What do you think of the Summer BREO BOX? Which item are you most excited to receive?