8 Leap Year Songs to Get You through Monday

Entertainment

Every four years, the Gregorian calendar adjusts to a total of 366 days to account for the Earth's solar orbit. Well of course that meant the VAVA team yearned to answer the hot (albeit rare) question...what leap year music should you listen to?Well technically, there aren't many leap year songs bumpin' on the radio today...

Four Major Ways Music Affects Your Body

Entertainment

Music WellnessAvid music listeners can agree that the beautiful, eclectic, fun - or even emotional sounds coming from music can transport us to another dimension. While amazing songs can definitely set the mood, research has proven that the experience of listening to music can actually provide health benefits, strengthen memory retention, and increase your levels...

VAVA's Music Monday: Wavy Women & Dope Songs

Entertainment

With International Women's day falling this Tuesday, we're kicking off this Music Monday with another sweet playlist and the scoop on the cool ladies behind it. From sultry to experimental, and chill-funk to electro -- these women are upping your playlist game and having all your homies beg you to "send me this song!" Follow us on Spotify...

VAVA's Must-See Showcases at the 2016 SXSW Music Festival

Entertainment

This week kicks off the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas - arguably one of the biggest and most anticipated events of the year. The week long affair will have you dancing, crying, and in awe of all the amazing musical acts taking over the stage. With such an extensive lineup, it was difficult to...

17 Things You Need For Coachella - And Every Other Music Festival

Entertainment

You and your friends will be festival ready with our list of 17 MUST-HAVE items for the seasonal concert-goer. Portable gear, gadgets, and even playlists are essential to your packing list. With our handy guide you'll feel right at home at the biggest music events of the year!1. A Gazelle Pop-Up Tent [caption id="attachment_341" align="alignnone" width="748"]...

25 Songs to Dedicate to Your Mom for Mother's Day

Entertainment

It doesn't matter what occupation you are. Whether you're an A-list celebrity, or a struggling artist - the unconditional support of your momma can give you the strength to accomplish anything! The following musicians are giving big ups to the inspiring women in their lives through these classic pop and hip-hop singles. This Mother's day, show your...

20 Awesome and Unique Gifts for Your Grad

Entertainment

If your graduate is entering college, traveling the summer, or soon to start at their dream jobs - these 20 unique gift ideas will have them ready to go for the next exciting chapter in their life.1. Under The Sea Decomposition BookThese 100 percent recycled "Decomposition Books" are perfect to jot down your to-do lists, business...

Cool Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad In Your Life

Entertainment

No Ties Here! Get your dad something different this Father's Day with these 19 gift ideas. Cool dads, geeky dads, chefs you name it. They all have their own interests and dad-jokes - and they deserve a gift that reflects that. Cheers to dads everywhere!1. The AudiophileThe sleek VAVA Voom premium speaker contains a booming...

10 Music Stars You Loved as Teens That Are Now Dads

Entertainment

All our favorite music stars will grow older some day. This probably means more kid-friendly music AND some cute additions on the red carpet. See how your favorite music stars have grown up with our top ten list of pop star dads!1. Justin Timberlake (NSYNC)Embed from Getty ImagesWe all remember JT from hit singles like...

Intro to BGM: The Secrets of Music in Video Games

Entertainment

With the release of Overwatch and The Witcher 3 DLC, this summer may be one of the best times to get into gaming.  E3 has also announced some new titles from classics like Final Fantasy and Pokémon. With so much hype surrounding these new releases, it's no wonder gaming has become one of the most popular forms of...

VAVA Shares "Thank You" Notes To People All Over The United States

Entertainment

 The end of the year is all about warm fuzzy feelings and showing appreciation to ones we love. That's why we decided to put a twist on last month's speaker giveaway - asking people to nominate ANOTHER music fan to win the VAVA Voom 20! The rules were simple: tell us why you're thankful for...

10 Peculiar Musicians That Would Live At Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Entertainment

 Musicians come in all colors and stripes, yet this highly creative field is charged with individuals and bands that walk on the wild side and a few that even walk on the weird side. To celebrate our Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children giveaway, we’ve found the most peculiar musical artists in all of music....

VAVA Christmas Sale - Best Gift Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Entertainment

It’s that time of the year again - everybody’s scratching their heads trying to think of the perfect Christmas gift. You know how it goes: different strokes for different folks. But when in doubt, remember what 1970s American folk singer-songwriter John Denver once said: “Music does bring people together”.When it comes to music, VAVA is...

Why Your Baby Needs a Night Light: A Guide to Better Sleeping

Entertainment

Did you know that a night light is as beneficial to the kids as it is to the parents?  While the main function may be to emit a soft glow that delicately illuminates the surroundings without preventing sleep, the latest models of LED light for babies come with a vast range of features that make...

Top 5 Reasons to Make the Switch to an All LED Home

Entertainment

If you’re still using old-fashioned, incandescent light bulbs you’re doing neither you nor the environment a favor. While these might have been a revolutionary invention at the end of the 1800s when Edison filed a patent for the first practical light source of this kind, the more recent iterations of LED light outclass the standard...

Focus On - 5 Reasons Why the VAVA VOOM 21 is Better than Your Bluetooth Speaker

Entertainment

If you thought that a higher price tag unconditionally equals a better Bluetooth speaker, you could not be more wrong. Featuring solid hardware, an array of convenient, built-in features, and allowing the users to fully customize the audio experience to their liking, the award-winning VAVA VOOM 21 Wireless Speaker sets itself as a valid option...

VAVA's Featured Artist of the Week: dpeshMo

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To top off our celebration of International Women's Month, the VAVA team sat down with Illinois native and current city chick dpeshMo to talk about women, tech, and how her passion for DJing fits into all of this.The tech and start-up route is a career path that seems to rub elbows with every other occupation out...

From the Suits to the Studio: Why Venture Capitalist Peter Su Quit His Job for Music

Featured Artists

Not everyone is fortunate enough to love his or her day job. You might be sitting there right now, thinking about Chipotle lunch, where you’ll apply to next, or if this career is even for you. Meeting people like singer-songwriter Peter Su will inspire you to make that big move. As a former investment banker...

Powerlifter Cynthia Leu: Turning Life's Challenges Into Her Biggest Strengths

Featured Artists

Over the course of a few years, powerlifting champ and Myprotein sponsored athlete Cynthia Leu has accumulated an Instagram following of 55k+ users. Well she’s not just another beauty with tons of adoring fans. Cynthia’s Instagram account attracts a unique mixture of fitness gurus, foodie lovers, beer connoisseurs, and self-love pioneers. Meet the newest VAVA...

Life of Dillon Tells VAVA Why Pursuing Your Passions Can Move You Across Continents

Featured Artists

Let’s kick off the last weekend of Coachella Valley Music Festival with our favorite, electro-acoustic boys of summer! Life of Dillon sat down with us to talk about the song that brought them from the Queen’s land to the U.S., why their totally opposite music tastes makes them whole, and why they can’t wait for...

Meet The Vegabonds : Southern Rock's Artists to Watch

Featured Artists

The Vegabonds are giving away a VAVA speaker to a lucky fan! For contest details, click here Check out their music video for "The Hammer"7 years ago, six friends attending Alabama's Auburn University started playing at frat parties all over campus. Describing themselves as an Americana/Southern Rock/ Rock 'n' Roll band, The Vegabonds have come a...

5 Questions for Jack Novak, EDM DJ On The Rise

Featured Artists

Jack Novak is a busy gal. In a little over four years, the Chi-town native has already shared stages with notable EDM, Hip-Hop and Pop acts (Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna), toured with musician Pharrell Williams', and been marked by Thump and Vibe Magazine as one of the hottest emerging DJ's to lookout for. Even more impressive is...

#DreamChaser San Francisco Giants Catcher Trevor Brown Living The Major League Baseball Dream

Featured Artists

Trevor Brown is a professional baseball player for three-time World Series champions San Francisco Giants, playing with players such as MVP catcher Buster Posey and “Baby Giraffe” first baseman Brandon Belt, as well as catching All-Star pitchers like Madison Bumgarner.  He went from flipping burgers and eating his favorite "Double Double" 4 times a week during...

Mixathon48: Shaping the Next Big Music Producers

Featured Artists

If you're one to dabble in music production, this may be the next biggest thing for discovering the newest music producing sensations!  Mixathon48 is a 48 hour music competition that focuses on the music of producers either looking to share their music or test out their musical skills.  The first competition of its kind, Mixathon48...

Jubilee Project's Jason Y. Lee and How His Viral Videos are Doing Good for Humankind

Featured Artists

The digital phenomenon of viral videos has completely altered how we interact, share, and voice our opinion on social media. Grandma used to email funny pictures to all her grandkids. Now her favorite past time is sharing videos that mock this year's presidential candidates - all for your friends and family to see. In the mass of World Star...

B-Boy Vincanity: Teaching the World to Dance

Featured Artists

B-boying, or more commonly known as breakdancing, is the hip-hop dance filled with crazy flips, tricks, and poses that has made its mark in society.  It's become a rather popular art form as seen in recent dance shows and movies showing off the style.  And no one else felt the effects of the rise and...

Trevor Wentworth of Our Last Night - How Small Town Dreams Become Amazing Realities

Featured Artists

Trevor Wentworth, vocalist of the self-described "New Found Glory meets Rise Against" band, is busy preparing for Our Last Night's Face to Face tour. The metal band will be hitting all the major U.S cities in mid-November including San Diego, Chicago, Orlando and New York. It's without a doubt that Youtube covers brought more exposure to OLN and helped expand their fanbase...

Elysium: 2016 Mixathon48 Winner

Featured Artists

The Mixathon48 competition sees entries from all over the global music sphere, pushing artists to flex their music chops and creativity for a chance to win awesome prizes ( *cough cough* VAVA Voom anyone? ) and gain some much deserved recognition. This year's battle for DJ street cred ended in an exciting win for the Czech...

VAVA Nation's Back To School Special

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School's In!The schoolyard was one of the best places to discover your creativity, meet your future bandmates, and find your purpose in life. Or what I remembered it as - the land of awkward puberty and bad lunches. All joking aside, hopefully most of us can look back on it with an overwhelming feeling of...

Feel The Adrenaline of This Walk Up Song and Playlist From SF Giants Catcher Trevor Brown

Featured Artists

Walk up songs have become a crowd-pumping, game hyping tradition in major league baseball. Personal walk up songs weren't even made popular until Charlie Sheen's 1989 sporting role in "Major League". Now, these songs have become an exciting extension of each player's time on the infield. In recent years, musicians like Drake and AC/DC have come...

VAVA Rocks out with Bay Area Girls Rock - A Camp Teaching Girls Real Life Lessons Through Music

Featured Artists

Based in Oakland, California (arguably one of the greatest hubs of culture and music) the non-profit organization Bay Area Girls Rock (BAGR) has been teaching young girls and teens about music and vibrant self-expression since 2008. Since then, the organization has grown to host over 50 awesome camps throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South...

A Look at Girls Inc. with VAVA - Organizations Helping Girls Succeed

Featured Artists

It's no secret that students with better resources and opportunities have a greater chance of succeeding. New books, elective classes, and the latest computers? These aren't just better learning tools - these resource give students the CONFIDENCE that they can achieve anything they want. At VAVA, we believe that everyone should have access to the greatest...

Towne - Country Pop's Biggest Duo Jams With VAVA Before Performing at 30A Songwriters Festival

Featured Artists

TOWNE is the next exciting act to come out of the Nashville pop scene. Members Jon Decious and Steevie Steeves met one faithful day at a songwriting seminar (both were 2 of 40,000 people who applied for the workshop!) and since then have become inseparable as a music duo. Their debut EP Games We Play released...

Five Different Ways Music Can Benefit Your Life

Music

Everybody loves music -- it's something that's intrinsic to who we are, long before MP3s, iTunes, CDs, or even cassettes (remember those?).  Regardless of age, it's a hobby that people from all backgrounds and walks of life have incorporated into their lives.  However, what most people may not realize are the amazing benefits that music...

DAWs: The Software You Need for Music Production

Music

Fruity Loops, Ableton, Logic... you may have heard of these before floating around the music world but what are they even?  To music producers, it's a matter of which of these software are the best for them but to someone who is just entering the music scene, it's very daunting (I know it was for...

The VAVA Dash Cam - VAVA's Exciting New Venture and How You Can Be a Part of It

VAVA Dash

Today, we’re proud to announce the VAVA Dash camera, our latest product — and a whole new category for VAVA.  The VAVA Dash is a camera designed to make driving a safer and more social experience, and will be launching on Kickstarter next month — on January 17.   In the past 10 months, we’ve had the...

The VAVA Dash: How 6 Glass Lenses and 1 Infrared Lens Make for a Better Dash Cam

VAVA Dash

 The VAVA Dash is meant to overcome all limitations in terms of usability that affect your ordinary dash cam.When it comes to car DVR, a poorly-engineered car camera with a lens set that produces grainy, indistinguishable shots or simply can’t keep up with the car’s speed defies the purpose of getting a dash cam in...

The VAVA Dash: Everything You Need to Know About the G-sensor

VAVA Dash

 When looking for a car dash camera that really rocks, one feature will keep coming up: a G-sensor. Besides recording in 1080p HD resolution, having a 360° swivel camera, and shooting videos even when the engine is off, there’s little use for a car camera without a built-in G-sensor.This blog will tell you everything you...

The VAVA Dash: Keep Pictures and Videos Organized with the Dedicated Camera App

VAVA Dash

 In an era of smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart TVs, VAVA brings car DVR to the next level with a dedicated camera app that lets you control all functionalities of your dash cam directly from your smart devices.The VAVA Dash app’s intuitive, user-friendly interface allows you to view your snapshots / recorded footage, sort these...

The VAVA Dash: How to Make a Travel Book out of your Car Rides

VAVA Dash

 Have you ever wished you could simply pull up the car and take a picture of what’s in front of you? Depending on where we are driving at a given time, this not always feasible. The consequence of taking a wild shot with your smartphone while driving comes with a series of risks both for...

The VAVA Dash and Usability: Staying Safe on the Road Made Easy

VAVA Dash

 Some dash cams are just hard to use, and not everybody was born tech-savvy. In a time where mobile devices, home appliances, and even vehicles are labelled as smart, the real smartness lies in adjusting to the users’ needs while minimizing any learning curve on their side. This principle applies to car DVR as well.The...

VAVA Dash Cam Inside Look: What Makes the Camera Stand Out

VAVA Dash

 Whether you’re looking for a dash cam to gain some extra confidence on the road, or you need it for your delivery driver private business to make sure things go smoothly, the VAVA Dash packs quite a few tricks up its sleeve in terms of both the hardware and the software that’ll make it worth...

What's New with the VAVA Dash Cam

VAVA Dash

 Since launching on Kickstarter just three weeks ago, the VAVA Dash Cam has 1,300 backers globally -- with more than $193,000 in pledges. Daily commuters and roadtrippers alike have rallied around this Kickstarter for the "modern dash cam". Read on for a recap of the FAQs that the amazing VAVA Dash Cam community have raised...

VAVA Dash Inside Look: Get 30+ Days of Parking Mode

VAVA Dash

 The VAVA Dash Cam comes with a proprietary car charger that doubles as a 2300mAh powerbank in order to keep the dash cam up and running even when the vehicle’s engine is off.By virtue of this innovative design element, the VAVA Dash Cam provides the users with an enduring parking mode that lasts up to...

The Benefits of Portable Bluetooth Speakers

VAVA Features

In an age of incredible gadgets, portable Bluetooth speakers rank high up on that “incredible” scale and takes the music listening experience to a new level. Among its plethora of benefits are:The primary advantage of Bluetooth speakers is its portability, which makes it easy to share music and makes listening to music a social experience with...

Giving Back: Music Unites

VAVA Features

With the launch of our portable Bluetooth speaker, the VAVA team also wanted to give back to a charitable organization that is doing great work out in various communities.Since the VAVA speaker exemplifies the power and spirit of music, it was a no-brainer for us to look into a music organization that promotes music education.There...

VAVA Voom 1 Month Later, What Are People Saying?

VAVA Features

One month and dozens of perfect reviews later, the VAVA Voom has claimed the titles of Amazon’s #1 New Release in Bookshelf Speakers and #1 New Release in Surround Sound Systems. Although our journey here at VAVA has just begun, we’re overjoyed to see the debut of our first Bluetooth speaker go so smoothly. Thank...

Behind the VAVA Voom: Meet its Designer, Wai-Loong Lim

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The VAVA Voom has impressed many with its sound, but its perfect unity of art, design, and quality has also garnered attention and praise. We’re glad to see our immaculate craftsmanship and down-to-the-last-detail efforts pay off. But none of this would be possible without the help of its designer, Wai-Loong Lim.With over 20 years of...

What Determines the Quality of Speaker Sound?

VAVA Features

Searching for "Portable Speakers" on Amazon will return over 100,000 results. With a sea of choices out there, how can you tell the difference between them, other than their looks? How do they sound different (or the same)?For all the audiophiles out there, you probably already know what to look out for. But if you...

Bluetooth Technology: What You Need To Know

VAVA Features

Bluetooth-enabled devices are all around us and you’ve probably encountered at least one product that has it. From smartphones, tablets, and laptops, to speakers, headphones, and even bathroom scales, Bluetooth is everywhere. Your VAVA speaker even has it. But for something so ubiquitous, a surprising few of us know anything about how it works... so...

VAVA Voom Wins Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

VAVA Features

Only a few months ago, the VAVA Voom became Amazon’s #1 New Release in Bookshelf Speakers and #1 New Release in Surround Sound Systems. Well, we’ve been keeping busy and now we’re proud to announce our Bluetooth speaker’s most recent accolade: winner of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016!None of this would have been...

EQ Mode: What it is and why your speaker needs it

VAVA Features

When choosing a speaker, the little things can make a big difference. EQ happens to be one of these "little things", which can turn your normal purchase into an audio-modifying machine. If you're asking yourself what EQ is, then read on and be prepared to discover a whole new side to music.What is EQ and...

How is aptX Improving Your Sound Quality?

VAVA Features

AptX is the latest trend for Bluetooth audio. But how does it “deliver pure wireless sound that doesn’t compromise on audio quality”?When transmitting music over a Bluetooth connection, say between a phone and a Bluetooth speaker, the original music signal is compressed, transmitted to the destination device, and decompressed again to be played. The compression...

Take the VAVA Summer Challenge -- Join the VAVA Voom Squad!

VAVA Features

Summer is here!  And with the new season, we're excited to invite YOU to join the inaugural VOOM SQUAD (take two minutes to apply!). What does that mean? We'll give you  all the gear you need to document, capture, and experience this summer -- you'll share your stories. Are you a photographer?  Video blogger? Writer? Just plain excited...

VAVA Summer Challenge VoomSquad Winners!

VAVA Features

VAVA is excited to announce the ten members of our inaugural #VoomSquad!  Each squad member will receive the ultimate summer gear pack -- including a VAVA Voom bluetooth speaker, Taotronics Selfie Stick, Taotronics Camping Lamp, Taotronics Fisheye Lens Kit, and RavPower power bank. Check back often to see how members of the #VoomSquad are using their...

VAVA's Weekly Giveaway

VAVA Features

[promosimple id="a47b"]It's summertime -- and what better way to relax and soak in the sun than with your very own VAVA Voom. This summer, we're giving away a VAVA Voom each week to one lucky winner! Entering is simple -- simply sign up for our e-mail newsletter filled with exclusive content, deals, and more and that's...

VAVA INTRODUCES THE CUTTING-EDGE VOOM 20 BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

VAVA Features

A modern yet timeless design featuring huge sound,astonishing power, and 10 hours of battery life. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital-audio designers VAVA (www.vava.com) recently launched the Voom 20, a powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker with dual 8W drivers, two passive subwoofers, and an amazing 10 hours of battery life.With the Voom 20, VAVA seeks to...

Summer with VAVA Event Recap

VAVA Features

Summer calls for sunshine, good times, good company, and ... celebrating new additions to the VAVA fam! To celebrate the launch of two new VAVA products, the Voom 20 splash-proof speaker and the VAVA Flex - VAVA nation held its first showcase event titled Summer with VAVA. Since the brand draws inspiration from the dynamic culture of San Francisco, it was...

What VAVA Has Planned For 2017

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Your Guide To VAVA New Products In 2017It’s a new year and we’re a new VAVA. While 2016 was a big year for us, it looks like 2017 will be HUGE with plenty of great products coming up on the horizon. For what you can expect this year (and so you can start saving), here...

Meet the Designer behind the Award -Winning VAVA Dash Cam: Wai Loong Lim

VAVA Features

Wai-Loong Lim, along with his hard working crew at Y Studios, are the designers behind some of the amazing products you know and love from VAVA (like our flagship VAVA Voom 21 speaker and highly anticipated VAVA Dash Cam). Their work can also be seen in brands like Unilever, Intel, Sonos, Activision, and TiVo. Wai's work...

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