The Braven BRV-1M takes the company’s older BRV-1 model and makes it even more appealing to outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to the tie-down bars that allowed the original to be strapped to nearly anything, the BRV-1M now also includes an Action Mount accessory in the box that is compatible with GoPro and other mounting systems.
“With an unprecedented amount of power and sound, the BRV-1M is the perfect compact, rugged speaker and elevates our outdoor BRV-series to another level,” Braven chief executive Andy Fathollahi said in a statement. “Whether it is backcountry skiing, snowboarding, or rock climbing, the BRV-1M is always ready for the next adventure.”
The BRV-1M is IPX7-rated waterproof and impact resistant, with a new quick-release cap system that protects the ports from water and dirt. These include a USB port to allow the speaker’s 2,200 mAh battery to double as a charger for users’ mobile devices, and a 3.5mm jack to allow for wired connectivity.
A battery-level indicator is built-in to show just how much juice is left, though the company says that the speaker allows for up to 12 hours of playback, so there shouldn’t be a need to watch it too carefully. If you suddenly find yourself needing to take a call in the wild, the BRV-1M offers built-in speakerphone functionality.
The Braven BRV-1M sells for $100, and is available in black at REI retail locations. For those looking for more color, black/red and gray/black combinations are also available direct from the Braven website.