Braven has taken the wraps off its brand-new wireless, portable speaker, the 710. With it, Braven aims to encompass all the wants and needs users require from a portable speaker.
The 710 continues Braven's long-running fashion of featuring custom-made drivers for superior sound quality. Wireless connectivity comes via a number of options; NFC is available for a stable connection, as well as Bluetooth for those devices without NFC technology; apt-X streaming is also supported.
What's more, the Braven 710 can act as a Bluetooth bridge: plug it into into any hi-fi/AV system and you can stream music from a mobile device to your home cinema or audio system.
The speaker can also be used to receive phone calls; a noise-cancelling speakerphone is built in to the device to allow for clear audio, as well as featuring an integrated power bank to charge mobile devices.
An aircraft-grade aluminium water-resistant casing was able to withstand 12.5 litres of water per minute, from a distance of 3 metres, during testing. So expect it to hold up well in the bathroom or at the beach.
The Braven 710 is available now in silver, blue or graphite and retails for £149.99
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