CES 2015: Braven unveils new wireless speakers

The BRV-PRO is the first "ultra-rugged" PRO series speaker from the manufacturer and is targeted at "outdoor enthusiasts", with its IPX7 waterproof design shielded by an aircraft-grade aluminium shell.

It's capable of up to 20 hours of playback thanks to the 2200mAh rechargeable battery, which is also able to act as a power bank and charge USB devices. A solar charging panel can be fitted too.

The speaker – available for $150 (UK pricing to be confirmed) – can withstand dust, water and more. Meanwhile, accessories starting from $30 also include a Stack Plate Multiplier to link other speakers.

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Elsewhere, Braven has expanded its Design Series with the addition of the 1100, 2200b and 2300b "luxury" Bluetooth speakers – available in six colours and with price tags starting from $250.

The 1100 supports the aptX Bluetooth codec and is due to go on sale in the second quarter. It comes with TrueWireless technology, letting you pair another Braven 800-series, 1100 or BRV-HD speaker.

In comparison, the 2200b ($300) and 2300b ($350) boast left- and right-channel stereo and over-the-air updates to ensure you keep up to date with the latest software tweaks from the manufacturer.

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Braven's new 805 Bluetooth speaker (above) comes in nine colours and has been designed to act as the "ideal home companion". It will cost £200 and is equipped with TrueWireless Technology.

The Balance ($150) is described as the "ideal active-lifestyle" speaker, with an anti-slip exterior that makes it easy to carry when wet. Its 4400mAh battery can also charge your mobile device.

And last but not least is the Braven Fuse ($100), a Bluetooth mixer that can link to two audio sources and two speakers in order to let you create custom tracks and splice songs between devices.

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