It won’t — unlike a boat — float, but Braven’s new BRV-1 All Weather Speaker will survive squally showers and poolside splashes with aplomb. It’s a battery-powered Bluetooth speaker, and it looks ideal for taking anywhere this summer.
At $180, it comes in at the fairer end of the Jamboxian Speaker Price Scale (or JSPS as it is know to a small, select group of insiders). It packs 12 hours of playtime, six watts of sound and can work as a speakerphone, letting you answer calls whilst keeping your phone safely inside its own beach-proof case.
It also has buttons on the back for volume and play-pause, and ships with a wrist strap in the box. Hell, even if you never leave the house the BRV-1 might be good for the kitchen and bathroom at least.
The speaker will be available on February 15th, just in time to replace that useless Valentine’s gift your dumb girlfriend/boyfriend bought you. Make sure you get the receipt!