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Hands-On BREO BOX Review: I Signed Up for 4 Boxes

William Barton

Style, Grooming, Fitness, Boots, Workwear

William has been covering men's style, grooming, and fitness topics for The Adult Man since 2018 as both a writer and photographer. Based in North Carolina, he's also the face of premier men's boots website BootSpy.com and the popular BootSpy YouTube channel. If William could only wear one outfit for the rest of his life, it'd be slim blue jeans, a green fitted oxford shirt, Chelsea boots, and a nice watch. Read full bio.

Last Updated: Apr 4, 2024
26 min read

BREO doesn’t get delivered too often, so you need to make sure the goodies are actually good, right? Nobody wants a quarterly delivery of useless toys. 

In our BREO Box review, we’re breaking this techie subscription down piece by piece, over several shipments so you can decide whether it’s the right plan for you. 

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Bottom line: Across a sample size of four boxes, my BREO BOX has consistently been filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with. For a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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  • Excellent and unique packaging
  • Free shipping in the continental US
  • Great customer service
  • A few items were big “want to haves” for me
  • I needed to buy a memory card for the Ekho Camera and AAA batteries for the drone---a minor inconvenience
  • I'll never use certain items like the egg timer and ice cream scoop
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A year ago, I moved across the country from San Francisco to North Carolina.

I sold my furniture, my gadgets, and gave away everything in my kitchen.

I whittled my belongings down to what could fit within three large suitcases. Yes, I had to pick my favorite cooking pan and shun the others.

The goal was to eventually replace some of it. But a year in, I’m still working with the bare minimum. I just don’t have the time to go shopping for anything but the core essentials.

It’s nice living so simply, but I miss the comforts of having a few specialty items that make my home more unique.

And then BREO BOX showed up in the mail.

Filled with gadgets and tools to help you boost your fitness, productivity, and lifestyle, BREO BOX claims to be “everything you never knew you needed.”

Did it help me feel a little more at home? Keep reading to find out.

What is BREO BOX?

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BREO BOX is a subscription service offering tech-savvy products every three months.

Since 2016, they’ve been sending packages themed around the four seasons.

When it comes to subscription boxes, we at TAM have seen it all. Fitness focused boxes, subscriptions for cured meats, monthly sock deliveries. And those are just the popular ones.

BREO BOX doesn’t just limit itself to one of those areas, though. Tech, gadgets, home goods, health and fitness items, you name it. They search for cool items you might not come across every day.

Once you see what you’ve got, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. That’s the idea, anyway.

Each box comes with five to eight products that collectively range between $230 and $400 retail value.

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As with all subscription services, there’s a delicate balance between the cost of the box, the value of what you’re getting, and how much you’ll actually use the products.

But one thing that’s harder to factor into the value is the feeling of excitement you get whenever a new delivery shows up at your door. 

Subscription boxes are really fun. There’s no doubt about that. And they make fantastic gifts. To be truthful, I’ve tried several subscription boxes and I haven’t found one that nails it every time. But the good ones always deliver at least one useful thing in every box.

(Get $20 off your first box with code TAM20 at checkout)

Across a sample size of four deliveries, my BREO BOX has consistently been filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with. For a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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BREO BOX Summer 2022 Review

BREO Box Summer 2022 Full Package

Most recently, I got my hands on the 2022 Summer box from BREO. This time I got four items to rock in the heat:

  • Inflate-R Portable Pump
  • MeatStick Mini
  • Corkcicle Decapitator
  • Empower 3 Speed Cool Breeze Neck Fan
  • Proud Grill Q-Swiper + Wipes

Inflate-R Portable Pump

BREOsummer2022 inflatr product image

My bike tires have never been more full. Well, I’m not entirely sure that’s true, but the Inflate-R surprised me with how quickly it can inflate tires.

When I opened up my BREO Summer Box, I breathed a sigh of relief—I’d been needing a bike pump. If you don’t already know, tires tend to deflate when the weather gets hot. So I was struggling on my bike for a week or two, thinking it was about time to get a pump.

Luckily for me, I’m a procrastinator, and the pump just arrived at my door without me having to ask. 

BREOsummer2022 pumping bike tire with inflatr

After a quick charge (with the included charging cable), I was able to inflate my tires from 23 PSI to 40 PSI in about 15 seconds. Now that shocked me. 

inflate r bike pump on bike tire

I thought it would at least take a minute or two given how compact the Inflate-R is. 

I do have to say that the Inflate-R doesn’t feel very sturdy—the case is made of relatively cheap plastic. But I can’t argue with the results.

There are also attachments included so you can pump up a ball. Which is giving me the idea to head to the court and see if I can dunk. For the last 30 years, I haven’t been able to pull it off, but I suspect this is the year…

MeatStick Mini

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I’ve been reading the book Franklin Steak, which is basically the greatest book on cooking steaks ever. And I’m into it. My beef consumption is way up. I feel terrible. 

I have a temperature probe already, but when it comes to cooking thick steaks, having the MeatStick Mini is super helpful. 

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I just pop the probe in and can track the temperature from my phone (so I don’t have to stand in the June North Carolina sun). 

The best way to cook steaks in my opinion is the “reverse sear”. It goes like this: get some coals going and push them off to one side of your grill. Put the steak on the cooler side of the grill and slowly cook your steak (with the bbq lid on) until it gets close to temperature.

Knowing how long that takes is the tough part. But with the MeatStick Mini, I can set an alarm when I’m getting close to the temp I’m looking for. It makes this part—the hardest part—easy. 

Once we’re close to the temp (about 5-10 degrees cooler than my final desired temperature), I pull the steak off and let it rest while I fire up some piping coals. 

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I get the grill rip roaring hot, and then throw the steak back on and get a beautiful deep red crust all over. I flip every 30 seconds or so—dispense with the idea that you should only flip your steak once: it’s a myth. 

Once you pull the steak off and you’re ready to eat, all you have to do is crack a beer. And the summer 2022 BREO Box just made that easier, too. 

Corkcicle Decapitator

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So this is the fanciest bottle opener I’ve ever seen. 

It’s simple: you place the Decapitator over the top of your bottle, push down, and pull up. Voila, your beer is open and ready to drink.

corkcicle opening bottle

To be honest, I don’t know what to do with this thing. It’s pretty huge compared to other bottle openers, and it just opens bottles. I’ve never really struggled opening bottles with a standard bottle opener, so this one is a bit over engineered. 

In rebuttal to that, after three beers, the Corkcicle Decapitator becomes a lot more fun.

Empower 3 Speed Cool Breeze Neck Fan


Who’s a fan of neck fans? I’m a fan of neck fans. 

Honestly, I’d never heard of a neck fan before, but BREO is always opening me up to new things. 

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Boom, poke a button, and suddenly: neck draft. 

If you’re the kind of person who gets hot ears when you’re in a crowded room and you think you’ve made a social faux-pas, then just toss this little puppy on and you’ll be all squared away. 

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This is an interesting gadget. Personally, I likely won’t get much use out of it. But I can see it being useful on a plane ride if you tend to get hot. 

Proud Grill Q-Swiper + Wipes

BREOsummer2022 q swiper product image

Now that I’ve popped open five beers with my Corkcicle Decapitator, my steak is done, and I’m trying to avoid doing the dishes, it’s time to clean the grill. 

BREO knows. 

I gave the Proud Grill Q-Swiper + Wipes a try and the only time my grill grate has ever been cleaner is when I first bought it.

BREOsummer2022 bbq grill cleaner

It’s a nifty contraption: a rough steel pad cleaned off the tough grime, and it also has a scraper on the end for the bits that refuse to budge. And you can use the wipes to get any remaining grease off the grill grate.

BREOsummer2022 qswiper being used on grill

I don’t think the Q-Swiper replaces your normal grill brush because it’s a compact tool and doesn’t have the long handle you want when you need to clean the grill in the middle of a cook. 

But when it’s post-dinner and you want your grill to look good as new for the next cookout, then the Proud Grill Q-Swiper + Wipes is exactly what you need. 

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Across a sample size of four deliveries, my BREO BOX has consistently been filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with. For a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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BREO BOX Fall 2020 Review


BREO BOX fall 2020 packaging

BREO BOX does an excellent job with their packaging. The Fall 2020 edition features a thick folding cardboard box wrapped in a fabric bag. 

This is now my third BREO delivery, and they’ve impressed me every time. As a premium subscription service, the brand really gives you the feeling of getting a special package once a quarter. 

Smart Loq

BREO BOX smart loq safety device

This is ingenious—the Smart Loq is essentially a padlock that ditches the key. All you need is your fingerprint. 

Download the Smart Life app to sync the padlock to your fingerprint, and you’re ready. You can even add several fingerprints so you can share the lock with whoever you want. 

And when someone breaks your trust and abuses their fingerprint access to steal your Double Stuf Oreos, you can delete their fingerprint with the click of a button. 

BREO BOX smart loq

I haven’t had much use for this yet, but I’m excited about it. As my gym opens up, this will be my go-to for the locker room. It’ll give me the ability to stash my keys in my locker so I don’t have to carry them around (which can be annoying when I’m doing more HIIT style workouts—nobody wants keys bouncing around in their pockets when they’re doing box jumps). 

FRESHeTECH Light Therapy Lamp

closeup BREO BOX uv light emitter

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the real deal. I used to live in what was essentially a basement in San Francisco. By February, I was despondent. Now I live in a much nicer apartment with gigantic windows, so I get plenty of sunlight and don’t get hit with SAD as much. 

This FRESHeTECH Light Therapy Lamp uses LED bulbs to create pure white light ranging from 2,500 to 10,000 LUX, depending on which intensity you use it at. There are three settings, dim, bright, and super-bright. 

Humans only recently started spending 12-14 hours a day inside their room playing Call of Duty, so it makes sense that natural light is something that helps us function normally. The light this lamp emits mimics natural sunlight so that your body’s “internal clock” keeps ticking as it should. 


It really surprised me how bright this lamp gets—it can light up an entire room. As someone who takes photos as part of his job, I’ve been using this as a light-source and it’s been phenomenal. The therapeutic dose of melanopsin is a cherry on top. 

YETI Rambler Mug

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Yes, I finally get to discuss my love of hot beverages. 

The YETI Rambler Mug is double-walled for extra insulation. This means your hands don’t get hot (or cold), and your drinks stay at a stable temperature, even if you’re like my wife and take forever to drink your drink. 

It’s starting to get frosty in my neck of the woods, and I’ve done a few early morning drives and hikes. Having a warm drink with me the entire trip, even if it’s an hour, has been a treat. 

I’ve heard a lot about YETI, but I always thought they were too expensive for what you get. I’ve reconsidered—this mug is incredible, so I can only assume YETI’s other products are just as good. 

OXO Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner

oxo laptop cleaner

The OXO Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner is another cool pickup. One end acts as a brush to help sweep the crud out from between the keys of your laptop. Flip it around, and you have a microfiber pad that removes smudges and fingerprints from the screen. 

It’s a small little gadget, and it fits neatly in my desk, so I can bust it out once every few days and clear off my laptop. 

You’d be surprised at how much of a difference having a clean laptop makes. I had no idea, but it’s pretty great. 

OXO Punctual Egg Timer

BREO BOX egg timer

When my brother and I were kids and our mom would take us shopping, we would walk around the store looking for the most useless things we could find and try to pitch one another on our chosen products. 

OXO’s Punctual Egg Timer is up there in the running. It’s a silly product.

I’ve thought long and hard about how one could make boiling water and putting an egg in the water easier, and it’s just not possible. Having an extra gadget makes the process more difficult. 

The OXO Egg Timer punctures your egg. And then it acts as a timer. 

I threw it away immediately after taking pictures. 

If you want perfect hard boiled eggs, start by boiling water. Then put your eggs in the water. Then take your eggs out of the water 7 minutes later. That’s it. 

Tooletries The Arnold Hook and GoBrush

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The Tooletries Go Brush is like one of those travel toothbrushes you get from the dentist, but it’s actually nice. I put it into my Dopp bag right away. 

Pro tip: keep a travel Dopp ready to go on a moment’s notice. If you pack a back up of skin care essentials, deodorants, a travel toothbrush, and anything else you want for your daily grooming, your packing list is so much easier to handle. Instead of the six or seven items you’d normally have to remember, you only have to bring your travel Dopp, which has everything loaded in it already. 

tooletries The Arnold Hook

The Arnold Hook is a large suction pad with a hook at the end, and it’s powerful. For anyone living in an apartment, it gets rid of the need to drill a hole in your wall, which you must patch up later. 

Trip Wipes Foaming Hand Wash

BREO BOX hand soap foam

There’s nothing fancy here: just a super useful portable soap dispenser. In the current climate of the world (I’m writing in late 2020), having a little extra hand soap is going to do any harm. 

This Trip Wipes Foaming Hand Wash also made its way into my travel Dopp as I have a trip planned in a few months, and I know this will be super useful then. 

BREO BOX Winter 2019 Review

opened breo box winter 2019 with drone

I was able to follow up with BREO and they sent along their Winter 2019-2020 box. As soon as I opened the package, BREO had my attention. The Winter edition came with:

  • Ekho HD Video Drone
  • Ace of Spades Battery Bank
  • Tesla X Electric Lighter
  • OXO Steel Press & Pour Cocktail Shaker
  • Detroit Wick Hand-Poured Candle
  • W&P Design Crushed Ice Tray

Ekho HD Video Drone

ekho drone with controller

When BREO mentioned their winter box came with a drone, I couldn’t help myself.

This drone is super fun to play with. I haven’t done much drone flying in my life, but of the ones I’ve tried, the Ekho definitely was the easiest to control.

drone flight

The accompanying app is easy to navigate, but it’s definitely a far cry from any sort of professional or even enthusiast-level video drone app.

The video quality is surprisingly good considering the value of the drone. I found similar products on Amazon for around $100, and while I wouldn’t pay that price for the drone by itself, it’s a great addition to the winter box.

ekho drone on white background

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to export the video footage I took while flying the drone, so I have to record it from my phone.


It definitely made for a cool toy and a lot of fun to play around with. That is until I got it stuck in a tree.

stuck in tree

But even after I fished it out (I nailed it with a stick) it still flew with no problems. It’s a durable little device despite how light it feels.

Ace of Spades Battery Bank

ace of spades wireless power bank

I got the winter box right before traveling for the holidays, and as much fun as the drone is, the battery bank is really what I’m most satisfied with.

I play a silly game on my phone when flying because turbulence terrifies me. Unfortunately, that almost always means that I arrive at my destination with zero battery left—especially if it was a rough flight.

Not this year.

No, the battery bank from Ace of Spades basically gave me a full extra charge so that I had some juice left when I landed.

It’s not just handy for flights, though. Any trip, long car ride, or even those days when I’m on the go and forgot to charge my phone the night before, I’ll make sure I have this battery bank on me.

Tesla X Arc Electric Lighter

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This was something genuinely unique that I didn’t know existed until BREO.

It’s a lighter that sends an electric spark between two nodes, which will light up anything it touches.

Speaking of “touches,” I’m a curious man, so I put my finger in it. It hurt. But not that bad.

Still, when you get the BREO winter box, you’re going to want to touch the arc. I don’t recommend it, and I hope you take me at my word that it was mildly unpleasant.

This lighter works well. I’m so glad they sent a candle along so I could light things that were meant to be set on fire (unlike my finger).

Detroit Wick Hand Poured Candle

tesla arc lighter with detroit wax candle

My wife hates candles. She’s very sensitive to smells, so I thought for sure this Detroit Wick candle wouldn’t fly.

In fact, I was hesitant to even light it because I knew she’d smell it hours later when she got home.

Luckily, I had that Tesla X arc lighter in hand and was ready to light up anything.

She actually likes the smell. I’ve never heard her say that about a candle before.

It may not mean much to you, but if a candle company can make something that doesn’t offend her sense of smell, they’re on to something magical.

W&P Design Crushed Ice Tray

crushed ice maker

This crushed ice tray is a nice addition to the winter box. It’s low profile and doesn’t take up much room in my freezer. It’s easy to crush the ice once it’s frozen, but getting it to the freezer without spilling water literally everywhere is a whole different story.

Since the tray is flat, you must have the world’s steadiest hands to not throw water all over your kitchen floor.

But, how else can you get crushed ice?

You can get one of those ice crushers from amazon, but good ones are over $200. That’s crazy.

For the home cocktail enthusiast, this crushed ice mold is definitely the way to go.

OXO Steel Press & Pour Cocktail Shaker

oxo shaker bar and crushed ice maker

I’ve been doing a Dry-January (no alcohol), so I’ve had limited chances to give this shaker a try, but I did make a Greyhound mocktail with it.

It’s much easier to use than the standard shaker and jigger combo. Most of the times the cap sticks on to the tumbler so you’re forced to bang the whole thing on your kitchen counter for ten minutes.

With the OXO Press & Pour, you just have to press a button.

pouring a drink with the oxo shaker

That being said, make sure you know which setting is open and which is closed before you practice your mixology.

I threw a portion of my mocktail on my shirt because I’d accidentally left the shaker open. But that’s not a mistake you make twice.

BREO BOX Summer 2019 Review

BREO sent me their Summer box which featured five items meant to help conquer summer:

  • Ekho Sports and Actions Waterproof Camera
  • Dodow Sleep Aid Device
  • OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
  • Blender Bottle Radian Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker
  • ScoopTHAT! Li’l Dipper
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Across a sample size of four deliveries, my BREO BOX has consistently been filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with. For a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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BREO BOX Face on

Prior to this review, I was unfamiliar with BREO BOX. I was impressed with how well everything was bundled together.

The items all come packed in an actual wooden crate. Now, this crate isn’t a master-craft, store-your-gold-ingots type of crate, but it’s still the most substantial packaging I’ve seen with a subscription box.


Depending on which season it is, BREO paints their shipping crates in different colors. Last winter was red, and spring was green. My summer edition came with a light, natural wood finish.

It looks great in my closet and I’ve started using the crate as a place to store all my important documents. It’s an unexpected perk of a unique package.

Ekho Sports and Action Waterproof Camera

Ekho Sports Camera Case Closeup

I tested out the Ekho Sports and Action Waterproof Camera first. I’ve been a huge camera-nerd my whole life, but I’ve never picked up an action camera.

So BREO gets a win right away. I don’t need an action camera, but I’ve always been curious about having one. My first experience with BREO got me there.

Ekho Sports Camera Package

The Ekho is like what you might find on Amazon if you were to search for inexpensive action cameras. It has 1080p resolution and different settings to adjust focus and exposure.

It comes in a waterproof plastic case so I can take this with me next time I visit my favorite rock water slide. There are a ton of attachments for adding the Ekho onto your helmet, handlebars, tripod—really anything you can think of.

Ekho Sports Camera Addons

The one major drawback of the camera was that it didn’t come with a micro SD card. I went to Amazon and picked up a 32GB card, which is the largest size the Ekho supports. The card was under ten dollars, so it’s not like I had to search my couch cushions for quarters, but I would’ve liked to see everything arrive ready to go.

The waterproof casing works well. I put my camera (with case) in a glass of water for a few minutes and the camera stayed dry.

1080p video quality was good—it’s no GoPro, so I wouldn’t bank on the Ekho if you’re looking to get sponsorships for snowboarding. But if you’re like me and you just want to have some fun with a portable camera, this is a neat toy.

As a side note, I brought my new camera with me to the state fair, where my wife insisted we ride “the Zipper.” Since we were locked into a cage, I figured I’d bust the camera out. There was no way I could lose it and I wanted to grab some great footage for this review. Turns out the Zipper is way too intense—I dropped the camera within five seconds and it tumbled around the cage, pelting us as I screamed for my life.

The footage wasn’t worth sharing (the screaming, the prayers, the cursing—the internet doesn’t need to see that) but the waterproof casing took a beating, protected the camera, and didn’t break.

Dodow Sleep Aid Device

Dodow Sleep Aid Packaging

The Dodow Sleep Aid device is a cool little gadget designed by and for insomniacs.

I’ve never had trouble falling asleep, but after my experience on the Zipper it was time to give the sleep aid a try.

The Dodow works on the principle of regulated breathing. A simple white disc with three blue LED lights lays flat on your bedroom floor. A blue circle of light grows brighter and dimmer, and you time your breath to the interval.

Dodow Sleep Aid Above Closeup

At first, it reminded me of my childhood, falling asleep with my gaming console light on.

But as I started to match my breath with the light, I began to understand the science behind it. I could see it working for anyone with an overactive mind looking to get some sleep. It’s a distraction, and your focus is all on your breath.

Dodow Sleep Aid Side View

Reviews for the Dodow on Amazon are positive. While it’s not a cure for insomniacs, nearly 50% of over 900 reviews gave five stars and said it made a big difference in their sleep. For those who didn’t love it, the Dodow simply didn’t help them get to sleep.

For a lot of products, a 50/50 split wouldn’t be great. It seems to me, though, that when it comes to something so serious like insomnia, 50/50 is a noteworthy success rate.

Dodow Booklet

I fell asleep before the eight-minute cycle was finished. I can’t say whether the light helped or not—I’m known for falling asleep fast.

I once fell asleep before the opening credits of a movie, and my friends will never let me live it down.

I know a few people who might see more use for this nifty sleep-aid, so I’ll be gifting it.

OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

OXO Cold Brew Packaging

Coffee. Yes.

The OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker is the biggest product in the box, so it’s hard to miss. And the timing couldn’t be better.

After a long, hot summer, I’ve nailed down a crowd-pleasing cold brew recipe. The only problem is that I’ve been making my brew in a glorified sock.

Now I can make much more coffee per batch and it looks like a legit operation.

OXO Colde Brew Rainmaker

I was worried about how much space this would take up in my kitchen, but everything nests within itself, so it’s pretty compact. The quality of the cold brew is great, and the coffee maker is easy to clean.

OXO Cold Brew in Carafe High

It comes with small paper filters that help remove sediment and some of the natural oils—important if you’re not looking to hit the restroom right away.

The OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker worked surprisingly well at sifting out the coffee grounds. I always use coarse ground coffee for cold brew, but even so—impressive filtering.

Cold Brew

Blender Bottle Radian Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker

Blender Bottle Closeup

This water bottle looks and feels like a piece of cutting edge technology. Like the government could use it to carry an important glowing green substance.

It’s a classic Blender Bottle—you know, the one with the stainless steel mixing ball at the bottom. But insulated to keep your frosty beverages ice-cold.

Having this bottle actually made a difference in my routine. I’ve been using it to blend up a mid-day “snack” shake, and I don’t have to worry about it warming up through the day. My shake can just stay in my pack until I’m ready for a boost.

It’s not something I’d buy for myself, but I’ve gotten a lot of use from it. That’s what BREO BOX is going for—a box full of, “oh, I can definitely use that.”

ScoopTHAT! Li’l Dipper

Scoop That Spoon and Package

The ScoopTHAT! Li’l Dipper may be the most sleek-looking ice cream scoop I’ve ever seen.

Made with coated aluminum, this scoop comes with a magnet and a silicone grip. It’s designed “with just the right thermal characteristics to gently soften ice cream on contact.”

Scoop That Packaging

It’s not heated or battery-powered, despite what the packaging wants you to think (I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to find where the batteries go).

To be perfectly honest, I could’ve gone without this addition. I don’t keep ice cream in my house, and if I ever do, I’m happy to use a regular old spoon.

For the cost of the scoop, BREO could have packed a micro SD card instead so that the camera was ready to go.

Customer Service

BREO BOX offers free shipping within the continental US. Those in Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada have an extra charge.

One thing that I always like to see in a subscription is the option to skip a delivery. BREO ships out every three months. If you send a note before the first day of the shipping month, you can skip the season’s delivery without canceling your subscription.

According to Trustpilot, reviewers are happy with BREO’s customer service. Fast responses and organized payment schedules make for satisfied customers. Who knew?

Cold Brew with Milk and Ice

What do Other Reviewers Say About BREO BOX?

BREO BOX earns a “Great” rating on Trustpilot, with their customer service acting as the star of the show. While the few negative reviews mostly mentioned lengthy shipping times, I’ve found that BREO does a good job at setting expectations up front. 

With any quarterly box, you can expect up to three months of delay between when you order and when the package arrives. Of course, if you buy right before the designated shipping day, you’ll get your order within a few days. 

So before you order your BREO BOX, note when their next box is dropping.

(Get $20 off your first box with code TAM20 at checkout)

Across a sample size of four deliveries, my BREO BOX has consistently been filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with. For a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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My Overall Thoughts on BREO BOX

What I Like

  • With season-themed boxes, you’re often getting something that feels like it’s coming just in time.

  • I found a few products that, while I might not buy on my own, I was excited to start using.

  • I never needed to get in touch, but reviews say that BREO’s customer service is stellar.

What I Don’t Like

  • Every box seems to come with one item that just shouldn’t be in there (I’m looking at you, Egg Timer).

The Verdict

BREO BOX delivered on their promise to set me up with some unique, tech-savvy items.

Every time I open a BREO, there’s at least one thing in it that feels like it arrived just in time.

For my latest box (Summer 2022), that was the Inflatr pump. I just got a new bike and its tires were flat. So the new pump was perfect. Also, I’ve been really into grilling, so getting a cool grill gadget was super handy. 

It seems like every day I’m using something from a past box, too, whether that’s the cold-brew maker, or my YETI tumbler. 

There’s always one thing in BREO that also just doesn’t make sense: Egg Timer, Thermal Ice Cream Scoop, Corkcicle Decapitator. But hey, these things happen. 

Overall, I enjoy my BREO shipments. It feels like Christmas, even if it’s smack in the middle of June. 

If you’re looking for a unique box filled with cool gadgets, BREO BOX is a great choice. And with their loyalty program, each new box just gets better and better.

(Get $20 off your first box with code TAM20 at checkout)

Across a sample size of four deliveries, my BREO BOX has consistently been filled with a few things that I’ve always wanted, a few things that’ll make nice gifts, and one thing I’m not sure what to do with. For a box that aims to give you everything you never knew you needed, that’s pretty darn good.

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