The Oraimo Wrap is one of the many portable speakers you can buy from Oraimo. It’s affordable and looks great on the outside but is it worth your money?
I will cover the design and build quality, controls, connectivity and compatibility, sound quality, and where you can buy it at a discount. I’ve been using the Oraimo Wrap for more than almost a year at the time of this writing and here’s what to expect when you get one.
What’s In the Box?
The Oraimo Wrap comes in lovely packaging made of a clear sturdy plastic case at the top and a small green box at the bottom that I use to store the speaker when I’m not using it.
Aside from the speaker, the packaging also comes with a short Type-C charging cable and a product manual. The packaging is of high-quality material and doesn’t easily get destroyed. It’s almost a year now and I still have mine intact.
Design and Build Quality
The Oraimo Wrap is one of the most affordable Bluetooth speakers within its range. It has a lovely design characterized by a woven silver fabric at the front and a smooth silicon finish at the sides and the back. There are two color options available for the speaker; black and blue.
The upper part of the speaker has three controls, the play/pause, the volume up, and the volume down button, which have been designed with a raised silicon mold that makes it easy for anyone with fine motor or visual problems to work with when operating the device.
The lower part of the speaker has three sections, the charging port, a memory card slot, and an auxiliary input section that you can use with devices that do not have Bluetooth.
Aside from that, the speaker has an LED indicator and a heavy-duty Velcro strap that you can use to carry the speaker around or attach the speaker to a bag, belt, or bicycle when moving around.
Oraimo Wrap Sound Quality
With an audio output of 5W, I think the Oraimo Wrap has a relatively good sound quality that makes it a great option for personal use outside or indoors in small rooms. Even at high volume, I did not notice any distortion of the sound quality.
I primarily use this speaker for listening to podcasts and watching movies on my phone and laptop. It is a significant upgrade over the built-in speakers on laptops, phones, and tablets. A similar portable and cheaper speaker I have for this purpose is the Oraimo Palm.
Based on my experience, the speaker works best in indoor spaces or outdoor areas with minimal noise, like camping trails or trips, and picnic sites. I have also enjoyed using it for home workouts as it creates a dynamic and energy-charged workout environment and in my workspace to listen to podcasts and music.
Oraimo Wrap Controls and Ports
Play/Pause: The main functions of the button entail playing and pausing music or anything that you are playing through the Bluetooth speaker, powering on the device, and changing the listening modes from FM radio to Bluetooth mode, memory card mode, or AUX mode.
Double press the play/pause button to switch from one mode to another, and if you would like to disconnect and re-enter pairing mode to switch from one Bluetooth device to another, simply long press the play/pause button and the volume up button at the same time.
Volume Up: The button increases the volume when pressed once and moves to the next track when double-pressed.
Volume Down: Lowers the volume when pressed once and moves to the previous track when double-pressed.
To switch to the previous or next track when playing music, simply long-press the volume up or volume down button for about a second. If you are in the FM radio mode, doing so will change the station.
Available ports on the Oraimo Wrap include AUX input, a memory card slot, and a Type-C charging port. They have a protective cover to protect them from dust and water whenever they are not in use.
Note: If you would like to reset the Bluetooth speaker by restoring its factory settings, long press the play/pause, volume up, and volume down buttons simultaneously.
Battery Life and Charging
The speaker’s battery capacity is 1500 mAh, which ensures that you can comfortably use to speaker for several hours without worrying about recharging it.
According to Oraimo and their lab tests, the speaker’s playtime is around 10 hours, but based on my medium volume usage, I have noticed that the battery often lasts me approximately six to seven hours
If you use the speaker on low volume, you are likely to get a few more hours out of it or achieve the stated 10 hours, claimed by Oraimo.
I generally charge the speaker for approximately 2 hours when the battery is low. You can also continue playing your music or using your speaker while charging it because all you need is a Type-C cable.
|Steady white for a second then turns off
|Confirmation that the device has been turned on
|Flashing white for a second then the lights turn off
|Flashing blue slowly
|Connected to a device
|Lights off while charging
Oraimo Wrap Connectivity and Ease of Use
The Oraimo Wrap should be able to connect to most Bluetooth-capable devices without any issues. It’s user-friendly as it only has three key controls that you can use to increase or lower the volume or change the modes from Bluetooth to FM radio or memory card.
It also features voice prompts that I have found helpful in notifying me when the speaker’s battery is low. Since the speaker’s battery lasts a good number of hours (around 6 or 7 hours), the “low battery” voice prompt reminds me to charge the device before it runs out of power during my intended usage, giving me an uninterrupted experience.
It also has an auto shut-off feature, which ensures that the device shuts off after 10 minutes of being on (and on the Bluetooth mode) and is not connected to any Bluetooth device. The speaker will also turn off when connected to the Bluetooth or auxiliary input mode and not in use for about 30 minutes.
I like the auto shut-off feature because I don’t have to worry if I leave the house without disconnecting and turning off the speaker, as it will just turn off on its own after a few minutes of inactivity.
Is the Oraimo Wrap Waterproof?
The speaker is waterproof and dust-resistant. It has an IP67, meaning that it can withstand a few splashes of water here and there or being submerged in water of up to 1 meter for about 30 minutes or less.
Its IP rating indicates that you can comfortably use your speaker at the beach without worrying about sand particles damaging your speaker because it’s “dust-tight”, or droplets of water.
While it’s water-resistant it’s important to note that immersing the speaker in water constantly could potentially damage the threads of the woven fabric covering the speaker over time. The waterproof capability is meant to protect you from accidental exposure to ingress, not constant exposure to water and dust.
Oraimo Wrap Downsides
While the speaker has its merits, something I noticed that be might off-putting was the lack of an inbuilt microphone, which made it impossible to receive phone calls while using the Bluetooth speaker. The seal covering the charging port was also a bit hard to dislodge when trying to open it.
I think someone struggling with performing daily activities because of arthritis or any other condition that might affect their hands’ fine motor skills could find it a bit challenging to open the seal. In such cases, the opposite end of a pair of tweezers can be used to prod the seal open.
Oraimo Wrap Speaker Specifications
- Bluetooth version—5.1
- Bluetooth range—10m
- Frequency response—90Hz-20KHz
- Audio output—5W
- Waterproof rating—IP67
- Battery capacity—1500mAh
- Playtime—7-10 hours
- Charging port—Type-C
Should You Buy the Oraimo Wrap Speaker?
In general, I would recommend buying the Oraimo Wrap, especially if you are on a budget and looking for an affordable speaker with great sound quality for personal use. It’s also easy to carry it around and you can wrap it around your hand as the name suggests.
You can buy the Oraimo Wrap from the official online shop in Kenya (KES2,600) and Nigeria (NGN26,200). Use the discount codes below to get a special discount on the Oraimo Wrap and any other Oraimo products you may want to buy.
- 5% Discount Code Kenya: X0RMSJB1BPGW
- 5% Discount Code Nigeria: TE5LIILHQEYU