Breo Box is an exciting subscription box service that delivers a variety of the latest and greatest items in tech and lifestyle to your door each season.
As the leading tech-lifestyle subscription box in the industry, the Breo Box curates its seasonal collections with thoughtfully chosen items that reflect current market trends.
The Fall 2022 Breo Box is the latest edition, and in this post, we’ll be revealing the goodies inside. We’ll take a look at what came in the box and give you our honest opinion on the contents.
We’ll also discuss how the Breo Box subscription works and whether it’s worth investing in for those looking for a seasonal treat.
What is BREO Box?
About This Box: BREO BOX brings you the hottest and latest products on the market to ensure you’re living your best life. Each box is curated based on current trends and innovations, as well as seasonality. You can expect to receive 5-8 of the best products in health, fitness, tech, and modern living that are worth at least $200-$300 in retail price.
Cost: $159 per box if you pay seasonally | $144.75 per box if you pay annually
Ships to: Ships free to the continental US ($30 to HI, AK, and U.S. territories), Canada for $35 ($90 for remote territories), and worldwide at other varying rates.
DEAL ALERT: Use this link and coupon code BREO10 for $10 off your first box!
BREO Box Pros and Cons
- you’ll get the latest tech that you never knew you needed
- great way to discover new products on the market today
- no product repeats; you’ll get new things in every single box
- products that you don’t want are very re-giftable
- quarterly plan isn’t overwhelming and prioritizes quality over quantity
- free shipping in the continental US
- subscription is on the pricier side
- sometimes you’ll get items that you have no need for
- during certain quarters, total retail value of the box’s contents can seem close to the price you’re paying
How BREO Box Works
Upon subscribing to BREO Box, your first box ships within a few business days. From there, a new box ships to your doorstep every quarter (every 3 months).
How to order a gift subscription: select how many boxes you want to give and the recipient will receive their first edition, and then a new box every 3 months until they’ve received all the boxes in your plan.
Received an item that you absolutely adore and want to gift to others? You can even handpick your own items to buy in their Lifestyle Shop. This page is where you’ll find all the standalone goodies featured in previous boxes available for purchase.
BREO Box Fall 2022: What’s Inside The Box
Upon opening up the cardboard box, I found that all the items were cinched in a lightweight duster bag. Among the products, there were a few paper cards, including a product catalog card with a QR code printed on it, linking to a digital catalog.
Let’s dive into the other contents of the box!
MSRP: $34 (but frequently found for cheaper on Amazon)
This is a notebook that’s on another level completely. The concept of a cloud-synced notebook is so futuristic and cool!
The Core is designed to provide a smooth paper and pen experience but with today’s digital age in mind.
After writing in it like you would any old notebook, you’ll take a photo of your notes on your phone. From there, your notes are uploaded to the cloud for future digital use. When you’re done, you can erase what you’ve written with just a drop of water and reuse the pages.
The coolest part? At the bottom of each page is a bunch of little icons that, when checked, trigger the cloud to upload the notes to Dropbox, Drive, Slack, or other programs!
If you saw my desk today, you’d see notebooks and post-its with reminders and to-do checklists galore. This notebook will not only help me eliminate my paper waste, but it’ll also keep my desk organized so I can focus more on what’s important versus always needing to tidy up/toss notes every few days!
This was the product that I was most excited about in the Fall 2022 box.
The Luci Solar Bike Light set provides 15 hours of battery life on a single charge. It’s solar-powered, compact, sturdy, and waterproof, so you know it’s reliable.
While I was able to make use of this bike light (good thing both my boyfriend and I have relatively new bikes that we have not yet decked out), I could see how this could be a random/useless item to someone who doesn’t own a bike.
Being the most ‘expensive’ item in this quarter’s box, I think BREO Box could have done a better job thinking about their target audience and considering the fact that not everyone owns a bike or needs headlights/taillights.
The Jogo Brew Straw is a portable straw that provides a new, multi-purpose, and zero-waste way to enjoy your coffee or tea.
All you have to do is put ground coffee or loose tea into a mug, add hot water, then stir and sip with your Jogo. The stainless steel straw and heat-regulated tip filters any loose particles in your mug and allows each sip to be smooth and full of flavor.
I’d never really seen anything like this straw before, so this was pretty cool to receive. But since I already have an existing at-home coffee routine, I didn’t find too much perceived value from receiving this item.
This spiralizer helps transform any firm vegetable into endless spirals in just a few seconds.
While I agree they’re a great way to elevate your healthy eating habits by substituting veggies for noodles, I’ve personally gotten past my spiralizer phase as of 4 years ago. This is going to be another re-gift, or perhaps a White Elephant gift for this years’ holiday parties.
Next up is a water-resistant solar panel that uses the power of the sun to charge your devices.
I was pretty excited to have received this useful solar panel, because if I hadn’t, I would have never personally gone out of my way to buy one of these.
I love that it’s wide (to capture maximum sunlight), but still really slim and lightweight. It’ll be perfect for next year’s travels and camping adventures!
Light up any pathway, backsplash, room, or garage in your home with an easy-to-install outlet cover. Hello Light looks like a regular outlet during the day, but lights up during any low-light condition.
Since I live in an apartment that I plan on moving out of shortly, I can’t make full use of this item. I do think it’s a pretty neat product, just not for my current living situation. I’ll be gifting this to my dad so he can install it in our family home!
This power cable is the item that I think almost 100% of BREO Box subscribers will find use with. With its multi-connected charging cable features, you’re not only getting convenience, but also you’re able to achieve less clutter.
It’s going to be great for traveling and for the home!
BREO Box Value – Is This Box Worth The Money?
As with all subscription boxes, there’s a balance between the cost of the box versus the value of what you’re getting, as well as how useful they’ll be to you personally. Let’s dive into this a bit.
First off, receiving this box in the mail totally felt like it was Christmas day or my birthday, even though it totally was not! I have an affinity towards receiving care packages and handpicked goodies, so getting the chance to open up BREO Box with no idea of what was in it was pure joy for me!
And while the products did seem cool and well-made, I was hoping for things that fit my lifestyle a bit more. Something related to coffee, travel, photography, wellness, or computers would have been cool. Unfortunately, BREO Box does not allow for customization, which a lot of other lifestyle boxes do allow.
I found that realistically, I’d only get true everyday value from the notebook and the power cable. I’d get some value from the solar panel and the bike light, but it would be more like ‘seasonal value’ (mostly used during the warmer months of the year).
Everything else I plan to gift to my dad and boyfriend, who are both a bit more gadget-loving and tech-centric than me.
All in all, my Fall 2022 BREO Box’s retail value totaled up to ~$212 USD. Compared to the $159/box price point for the quarterly box, this season’s box has just an okay value for me. Mix in the fact that I probably was only going to use 2-3 items? I’d say this quarter’s box was not worth the money.
While I wasn’t too impressed with the Fall 2022 box specifically, that’s not to say ALL their boxes are like this! In researching what products were featured in previous quarters, I discovered that there’s been some really cool stuff that I personally would have found more use with.
Here’s a look at some of their previous seasons and the contents included.
BREO Box Summer 2022
- Organically Driven Inflate-R: A portable and rechargeable pump made for everyday or emergency use. (MSRP: $79)
- The MeatStick Mini: A smart and wireless thermometer designed for the everyday cook (MSRP: $69)
- Empower Cool Breeze Flex Neck Fan: A hands-free fan that sits on your neck. (MSRP: $35)
- Proud Grill Q-Swiper + Wipes: Grill cleaning made easy with just one swipe. (MSRP: $16.49)
- Corkcicle Decapitator: Bottle opener (MSRP: $19.99)
Total retail value: $220 USD
BREO Box Spring 2022
- MPOWERED Luci Solar String Lights — Retail Value $49.95
- Farm Culture Grow Pad Mini Set — Retail Value $49.99
- Farm Culture Seeds — Retail Value $15.00
- Prepara Herb Savor Classic — Retail Value $31.99
- Portascent Traveler Atomizer — Retail Value $14.99
- Plus one of the below options:
Total retail value: $230 – $250 USD
BREO Box Winter 2021
- Upright Go 2 Posture Trainer — Retail Value $79.95
- Swanwick Anti-Blue LED Night Light — Retail Value $24.95
- TwelveSouth Airfly Duo Bluetooth Headphone Splitter — Retail Value $49.99
- THAT! Inventions Duo Pot — Retail Value $49.95
- Plus one of the below options:
- Option 1: Sohp Touchless Soap Dispenser — Retail Value $49
- Option 2: Smartek Portable Steamer — Retail Value $22.95
Total retail value: $254 USD
As you can see from previous quarters, BREO Box does a good job in featuring at least one super cool, higher-priced item such as the Upright Go 2 Posture Trainer, Knectek Labs Cubinote Home, Lume UV Sanitizing Wand, and Organically Driven Inflate-R — all of which have MSRP of $60-80 USD.
A lot of these items are new tech I wouldn’t have bought or even known about otherwise. The products are typically high-quality, full-sized products which is a huge plus.
You might find use for these items, or you might not. Ultimately, this will determine whether a BREO Box subscription is worth the money or not.
But one thing’s for sure! Even if some items don’t knock your socks off, these items have high re-gift value. People today can’t get enough of tech, and you’re likely to know someone who’ll appreciate the items in this box (even if you don’t).
All in all, if any of the previous BREO Box products piqued your interest, I think this subscription is worth trying out.
Additionally, I think BREO Box makes for a great gift idea, especially if you know that someone who loves discovering high-tech, lifestyle-related things they never knew they needed.
BREO Box Subscription: Is It Right For You?
BREO Box is for you (or your gift recipient) if you:
- enjoy discovering practical and useful tools, home goods, and tech gadgets
- you have an appreciation for unique, tech-savvy items
- enjoy the element of surprise and/or want to gift a thoughtful surprise to someone
- you don’t mind receiving items that you don’t know what to do with, but can be regifted!
- are looking for a quarterly plan that isn’t overwhelming and prioritizes quality over quantity.
BREO Box Alternatives
The Gentleman’s Box
The Gentleman’s Box is a monthly subscription that provides refined accessories for today’s gentlemen. It’s perfect for men looking to upgrade or add to their tie, sock, and accessory collection! You can expect items such as ties, socks, wallets, cufflinks, and pocket squares.
Each custom box will contain 4-6 handpicked accessories and on occasion, you can find grooming product samples! Each box has a total retail value of over $100. This box is great for both existing gentlemen and aspiring gentlemen!
- Frequency: Monthly
- Cost: $29 billed every month
- Ships to: Ships free to the US, ships internationally for additional costs.
- Skip a month feature: Yes, you can choose to skip a month.
Gadget Club Tech Gadget Box
Gadget Club aims to provide subscribers with the latest up-to-date gadget products all in one monthly box. Each Gadget Club Box comes with 3 Tech Gadgets in total — 1 Main Tech Gadget and 2 Mini Tech Gadgets. Just like BREO Boc, this is a great gift idea for lifestyle and tech gadget lovers!
- Frequency: Monthly Subscription
- Cost: $49.95 per box, additional savings if you subscribe for multiple months
For outdoor enthusiasts, Nomadik is here to deliver you a monthly dose of functional gear and outdoor products. Each curated box comes with up to 7 unique and useful products from premium brands such as LifeStraw, Grand Trunk, Topo Designs, and Mountainsmith. The most fun part of this box is the adventure challenge card corresponding to the monthly box theme. The goal of the adventure cards is to inspire your next trip!
As a member, you’ll also gain access to discounts for top-notch brands. Each box contains up to $70 of retail value and will always be full-size products.
- Frequency: Monthly
- Cost: $32.95 per month, additional savings if you opt for the 6-month or 12-month plan and prepay
- Ships to: Ships free to the US, $5 for Canada, $10 internationally.
- Skip a month feature: Yes, skip any month & pay only for what ships.
Subscription boxes are just a whole heap of fun. Plus, they make fantastic gifts! BREO Box is an example of a really unique and creative gift, especially for friends/family members who have an appreciation for tech and lifestyle gadgets.
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