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Braven’s new BRV-X is part portable speaker, part roadie

Check out our review of the Braven BRV-X speaker.

Braven has built its sterling reputation in the portable speaker community with constant innovation, elegant-yet-sturdy design, and above all, excellent sound. That winning combination appears to have been utilized to its full potential in Braven’s latest creation, the rugged and extremely versatile Braven BRV-X Bluetooth speaker.

Conjuring images of dirt bike back flips and cases of Red Bull, the new BRV-X is designed to be the ultimate outdoor audio companion. Taking the lead from its rough-and-tumble little brother, the BRV-1, the larger and more powerful X is cloaked in IPX5-rated armor to resist the elements, and its 5200mAh battery also serves as a handy power station on your adventures, able to charge mobile devices, as well as larger gear such as an iPad, goPro, or digital camera.

As for its audio performance, the BRV-X promises powerful, high definition sound, and also boasts some cool innovations such as an on-board switch to adjust for indoor or outdoor environments. The speaker is also outfitted with Braven’s TrueWireless tech, which allows the speaker to be paired with a companion BRV-X for true stereo separation.

Other features for the speaker include a claimed 12-hour battery life, a noise-canceling speakerphone, ‘custom HD drivers’ with an omnidirectional passive radiator, and a heavy-duty strap to keep you hands-free as you wander the wild.

Of course, all of that weather-guarded versatility doesn’t come cheap. The Braven BRV-X is priced at a cool $230, so it will have to rock out some heavy performance to make it worth your while. Still, if you’re looking for a piece of stalwart gear that will keep the tunes pumping no matter where you roam, Braven’s latest creation should deliver.

We haven’t gotten a chance to hear the BRV-X for ourselves yet, but we’ll have our hands on one soon, so check back with us for a full review. If you can’t wait till then, you can pick up a BRV-X for yourself now.

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