Braven at CES 2016

One of our favorite weeks of the year is the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas where Braven unveils our newest products for the year. With our biggest lineup yet, we unveiled new Bluetooth Speakers and Bluetooth power in every one of our categories. Catch up on the press coverage below, complete with images and reviews.

Yahoo News

 

Braven Unleashes a Monster of A Bluetooth Speaker with the BRV-XXL | Yahoo! News

“The last time we looked at a product from Braven it was the BRV-Pro, which at the time we called the Swiss Army Knife of speakers for its litany of features. That product wasn’t the first from the company to take that approach to a Bluetooth speaker, and it doesn’t seem that it’ll be the last either.”

“Today Braven announced the latest of its many Bluetooth speakers, the BRV-XXL. It features the rugged build that we’ve come to expect from the company, while also packing in a few novel new additions that certainly seem to lend credence to the firm’s claim that the new model is “the tailgater’s dream.”

 

Android Community

BRV-BANK PRO LE Review | Android Community

“We don’t ask much from our external and back up batteries, except that they work and that they power the devices that we need. But of course the makers would like to give us more than what we expect, and Braven’s newest baby, the BRV-BANK PRO LE is chock full of surprises, claiming that it’s the “World’s First Ultra-Rugged, Smart Modular Backup Battery”. And its modular design and compatibility to optional but pretty handy accessories from its maker.”

 

Wirecutter

BRV-BLADE LE, 105, 405 in “What We Look Forward To | The Wirecutter

The first of a new group of portable Bluetooth speakers debuted at CES 2016.

“Braven announced the BRV-Blade LE—a rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker—along with the pocket-sized 105 and the mid-sized 405 Active Series Bluetooth speakers. While the Braven 105 sports a cord that makes it easy to hang the speaker in a variety of places (similar to our current pick, the UE Roll), the 405 has a larger battery for longer playback.”

iLounge

Braven introduces New Speakers at CES: BRV-XXL, BRV-BLADE LE, 105, 405 and BRV-BANK PRO LE | iLounge

“Braven has announced several new speakers at this year’s CES, expanding its active and rugged speaker lineup with new options across the board.”

Braven BRV-XXL

 

Braven BRV-BLADE Bluetooth Speaker

 

MacRumors

BRV-Blade LE, BRV-XXL and BRV-PRO BANK LE | MacRumors

“Braven has announced a pair of new Bluetooth speakers and a portable backup battery for iPhone and iPad at CES 2016. The trio of rugged accessories are designed to withstand drops, sand, snow, dirt, dust and water, making them ideal for outdoor activities ranging from camping and hiking to rafting and rock climbing.”

 

WiFiHiFi 

Braven Reveals Major Expansion of Line at CES 2016 | WiFi HiFi

“Braven is known for its rugged, high-performing, great-sounding portable speakers. And the company is introducing a number of new models and lines at CES, which kicked off today in Las Vegas”

Android Headlines

CES 2016: Braven Announces New BRV-XXL Bluetooth Speaker | Android Headlines

“Aimed at party-goers, the speaker has several features that allow it to be used in many different situations that typically speaking might not be the safest for a regular Bluetooth speaker. The BRAVEN BRV-XXL has a tank-like, heavy duty futuristic design with a black body made of aircraft-grade aluminum and ABS. According to the company, it offers protection against accidental falls, sand, dirt and dust, alongside with an IPX 5 waterproof rating to protect against rain. There are also a carry strap and tie-down loops for carrying to around and securing on non-flat locations.”

BRAVEN Unveils New 105 & 405 Active Series Bluetooth Speakers | Android Headlines 

“Today at CES, BRAVEN has announced another two audio products which will be joining their ranks. While the BRV options are more designed to facilitate the need for added protection, the two new offerings, the BRAVEN 105 and 405, are designed to cater to the active market. As such, they are far more portable, although still designed to be more durable than your standard active and portable speakers.”

Braven BRV-XXL CES 2016

Hands-On With Braven’s New BRV Speakers | Android Headlines 

“This week at CES, there has been a number of wireless audio announcements coming through. In fact, BRAVEN announced two new additions to their BRV range only yesterday. The first was the BRV-XXL and the second was the BRV-BLADE LE. Both wireless speakers come with a number of typical BRV traits, including their staple durable build and added levels of protection. Today at CES, BRAVEN has announced another two audio products which will be joining their ranks. While the BRV options are more designed to facilitate the need for added protection, the two new offerings, the BRAVEN 105 and 405, are designed to cater to the active market. As such, they are far more portable, although still designed to be more durable than your standard active and portable speakers.”

 Chip Chick

BRV-BANK PRO LE | ChipChick

“Braven is bringing a couple of their products together into one handy device that looks like it’ll be the last word on external battery packs for outdoors enthusiasts. The BRV-BANK PRO LE takes (and improves) the ruggedness of the original BRV-BANK while adding the modular features of their BRV-PRO rugged speaker. And, from the sounds of it, it could save you from a lot more than a dead phone while you’re out hiking or mountain climbing.”

iPhone Life Magazine

Balance featured in, “Top 8 Rugged Bluetooth Speakers of the Year”  | iPhone Life Magazine

“This water-resistant Bluetooth speaker has a sleek, avant-garde look that complements the iPhone and iPad nicely. The Balance allows you to use its 4,000 mAh internal battery to charge your iPhone or iPad. The snug seal over the speaker’s port means that it will stay dry, even if doused with water or splashed by the pool.”

 Android Guys

Braven featured in, “Some of my Favorite Audio Products from CES 2016” | Android Guys

“Braven was founded in Utah in 2011, and has brought us premium high-fidelity music via Bluetooth speakers since. I got to speak with one of their main engineers and he confirmed everything that I thought – sound first, everything else next. Braven’s engineering and design team put all of their best efforts in designing speakers for great sound, but they also managed to make its speakers look stunning while being rugged and waterproof at the same time. You can imagine the engineers wanted a solution for portable rugged speakers since they spend a ton of time enjoying the outdoors. The outdoors is a must in Utah, and you know they want their music while they’re outside.”

Braven Balance CES 2016

 

App Advice

BRV-BANK PRO LE, 105, 405, BRV-XXL | App Advice 

“Braven is making the humble backup battery a lot more interesting. The company has unveiled the BRV-BANK PRO LE at CES this week in Las Vegas. The company also unveiled a number of new Bluetooth speakers at the show.”

BRV-BANK PRO LE featured in, “CES 2016: 5 of Our Favorite New Accessories” | App Advice

“Made for the outdoors, the completely waterproof Braven BRV-BANK PRO LE power bank also features a 300-lumen LED flashlight. The 6,000mAH cell is protected with an aircraft grade aluminum housing. Just like the BRV-PRO speaker introduced in 2015, the power bank can be used with a number of other optional and handy accessories. Some options include a solar charging panel, multi-tool, GoPro-compatible action mount, and stacking plate. Accessories are designed to fit both the speaker and battery.”

“With the built-in Bluetooth capability, you can use the companion app to find the bank if it is lost, monitor the power levels, and turn each USB port on or off. It will arrive sometime during the first quarter and retail for $129.99. Braven also includes a USB cable and lanyard.”

 

Awesomer 


Braven BRV-XXL Speaker | The Awesomer

“Braven’s ginormous new Bluetooth party speaker is the modern day boom box. It’ll knock your socks off with massive sound, its 15,600 mAh battery provides 14h of play time, and can also charge gadgets. The rugged speaker is IPX 5 waterproof rated too.”

Digital Trends

Braven Unleashes a Monster of a Bluetooth Speaker at CES with the BRV-XXL

“Today Braven announced the latest of its many Bluetooth speakers, the BRV-XXL. It features the rugged build that we’ve come to expect from the company, while also packing in a few novel new additions that certainly seem to lend credence to the firm’s claim that the new model is “the tailgater’s dream.”