There are speakers, and then there are other speakers which are head and shoulders above the rest in terms of performance. Normally, most portable speakers are not exactly the toughest piece of consumer electronics in terms of build quality. Braven has something different for the masses later this spring, in the form of the Braven BRV-1 rugged speaker which will be able to live out all of your outdoor adventures without batting an eyelid. Of course, it will boast of IPX5 certified water resistance and is also shock absorbent, making this ultra-lightweight and compact portable speaker which fits into your palm comfortably without missing a beat being able to handle situations like drizzles and even a day by the beach. Needless to say, being water resistant does not mean it will be able to accompany you on your scuba diving trip.
The Braven BRV-1 rugged speaker sports a modern design that would not look out of place in this day and age, and is ideal for your next road or bike trip. It carries a 1,400mAh battery that boasts to deliver up to a dozen hours of playtime, where it pumps out audio at 6W of power. Music will be streamed wirelessly using Bluetooth connectivity, but there is also hope for older legacy devices, where they can be connected using a 3.5mm jack.
Not only that, the Braven BRV-1 rugged speaker will also boast of a noise-cancelling microphone that enables you to use it as a hands-free device, where you can make and receive calls from just about anywhere. Not only that, the Braven BRV-1 also doubles up as a portable powerbank, since it can also use its power reserves to juice up other devices such as a smartphone over USB. If you are interested in the Braven BRV-1, it can be yours for $169.99.