Designed to withstand use in the great outdoors, the Braven BRV-1 wireless portable speaker is IPX5-certified water resistant and is housed in a rugged case to withstand bumps and knocks.
With 12 hours of playback from the 1400mAh battery, the 6W speaker wirelessly streams music from a smartphone, tablet or computer via Bluetooth. There's also a 3.5mm jack for connecting non-Bluetooth devices.
A built-in 'power bank' can charge your phone on your travels, plus a noise-cancelling mic for making and taking calls from your phone.
To achieve its IPX5 certification – a rating that officially means “water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects” – the Braven BRV-1 survived 12.5 litres of water per minute being hosed on it at 30kPA pressure from a distance of 3m.
"In real life, that means the BRV-1 is happy being out in the rain or snow, being sprayed by water on the beach or in the bathroom, or getting muddy out biking," claims Braven.
The BRV-1 is available in two colours – the blue-faced Glacier (pictured above) and orange-trimmed Lava. Both cost £149.99.
By Andy Clough
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