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The “Old Brand New” – New Products of the 1920s

If we told you that a vacuum once doubled as a hair dryer, would you believe us? You should. With that, here are four new products that came out during the Roaring 1920s.   Televox the Robot: It may look like a giant game of Operation, but in fact this is the first humanoid robot, invented in the 1920’s by WestingHouse Electric. Named Herbert Televox , this robot could accept a telephone call by lifting the receiver and could then […]

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Tough but Compact: How Portable is Braven’s BRV-1?

After hearing that the BRV-1 endured sub-zero temperatures, survived an off-roading adventure and continued to play after being run over by a Hummer – you might have envisioned a bigger, bulkier speaker. However, despite its ruggedness, the BRV-1 is also extremely portable. To give you a better idea – here are a few photos that show just how compact and portable it is. The BRV-1 is beach bag ready – and waterproof too! A perfect-sized companion speaker for your iPhone! Fits […]

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Set Your Musical Mood with our App of the Month Pick – Mood Agent

Let’s face it, listening to “Crazy in Love” isn’t exactly what you want to hear after a terrible breakup – and Coldplay doesn’t quite do it when you’re getting pumped up for an exciting Friday night. But, what if your music library was intelligent enough to match your mood and expertly find the perfect song? If this idea boggles your mind, then Mood Agent is a must-have app for you.   Mood Agent creates a unique profile for each single […]

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iPhone or Android? Which Smartphone is Best For You?

So it’s time to buy a new phone and you’re faced with the tough question of which one to choose. Rather than identifying the overall best option, we think it’s more important to identify the one that works best for your needs. To make your decision easier, we’ve rounded up the top 3 phones out there – the iPhone 5, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 – picking out the distinguishing features of each so you can find your perfect […]

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What is Twitter Music?

Twitter has announced the launch of its new standalone service – Twitter #Music. The app “uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists,” Twitter wrote in a post. Hosted on your desktop or iOS device, the app syncs with your Spotify or Rdio account, featuring four major categories: popular, emerging, suggested, and #NowPlaying, allowing users to share and discover new music. Cover art is a major focus in the beautifully […]

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3 Adventures to Take with the Rugged BRV-1 Bluteooth Speaker

White Water Rafting Add a soundtrack to your white water rafting trip with the waterproof BRV-1 portable, bluetooth speaker! While you’re cutting into extreme rapids, the BRV-1 will pump out tunes – no problem! This speaker is IXP5 water resistant and shock resistant – protecting it from incoming splashes and big drops. Song Suggestions for your trip: Take Me To The River – Talking Heads Under Pressure – Queen The Rain – Beatles   Camping Whether you’re fishing waterside or […]

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T-Mobile Offering the iPhone 5

As reported this morning by our friends at TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/26/t-mobile-will-finally-sell-the-iphone/), T-Mobile users are finally getting their chance to get their hands on the super popular Apple iPhone 5.  Not only that, T-Mobile is changing the game by offering the iPhone 5 which typically retails starting at $299 for only $99 down plus 20 payments of $20 with a no-contract wireless service. Competition among the big mobile providers is fierce and is only getting more intense, and innovative pricing models like […]

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App of the Month: Discover the Sound with SoundHound

Imagine that moment when you’re listening to the radio on your BRAVEN speaker when an incredible, so-perfect-they-must-have-written-it-for-you song begins to play. You’ve never heard it before, there was no introduction and you don’t have a clue who the band is. This is where BRAVEN’s App of the Month pick comes in. SoundHound is a music recognition app that can quickly and accurately recognize a song and introduce you to the band, the song name and even provide the live lyrics […]

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ROCK OUT WITH BRAVEN: THE 2013 POST-SXSW PLAYLIST

When it started 26 years ago, South by Southwest was a conference dedicated to spotlighting emerging musical talent – leading thousands of unsigned musicians to visit Austin, hoping for an opportunity to impress record label executives and managers. From humble beginnings, today South by Southwest has grown to a huge festival showcasing the latest in emerging technology, new music and megastar performances. For music lovers, it‘s the chance to see legendary bands, unsigned musicians and rising stars all in one […]

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THE ADVENTURES OF BRAVEN: FAN PHOTOS FROM ALL OVER

A little musical entertainment for your lift ride? This Braven speaker isn’t afraid of heights! We’re going global! This fan from Estonia played music for the horses with his Braven 625s– great shot from Taavi Kikas. Surprise! This little Braven speaker packs some serious sound! Great photo from Peter Svensk This taxi line got a whole lot more interesting when the Eagle Creek team arrived. They busted out their Braven, tuned into some Jay-Z and blasted it until the whole […]

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The Old “Brand New” – New Products of the 1950s

While you’re cozied up on your couch this evening drinking a diet coke and watching last week’s DVR episodes of American Idol , think back to a time when even television stations couldn’t record programs … or when a soft drink was just as fattening as a large order of French Fries. The First Video Tape Recorder: The Ampex Mark IV video tape recorder may appear massive at first glance; however, in 1951 this was a revolutionary invention and the […]

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A Tight Race! Winner of the “Perfect Pair” Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Braven hosted a “Perfect Pair” Photo Contest, encouraging fans to share photos of themselves and their best friend, favorite pet or significant other. The winning photograph, appearing above, received an impressive 223 votes in just 48 hours. It wasn’t a cake-walk though! Coming in at 203 votes, the photo to the right gave him a run for his money. We had an awesome time looking through all of the other great photos submitted in the contest. […]

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