Braven brought a whopping six new products to CES 2015. Including: Braven’s most colorful speaker yet, a speaker designed for the active person, their most customizable speaker, the new Braven flagships, a business speakerphone, and even a portable speaker. Let me tell you all about them.
The Braven 805 takes the sound and quality materials Braven is known for and adds a healthy dose of colors. The 805 is available in nine different finishes. In addition to Bluetooth audio, the 805 also includes a noise cancelling mic to act as a speaker phone, and a 4400mAh battery to recharge your mobile devices.
The Braven 805 costs $199 and will be on market later during January.
While Braven speakers have always been friendly of the active lifestyle, the Balance is the first Braven designed for it. It features a rubberized anti-slip enclosure that’s designed to take drops and is even IPX5 rated for waterproofing. Under the skin it’s all Braven with its high quality speakers, noise cancelling mic, and 4400mAh battery for use as a power bank.
The Balance is $149 and comes in six different colors. It’s scheduled to ship in Q2 2015.
The BRV-Pro takes one of the toughest speakers Braven has ever made and adds a modular accessory system to the mix. The BRV-Pro is IPX7 waterproof and has a super long life of up to 20 hours. It features a 2200mAh power bank. For the bolt-on accessories, there are 2800mAh batteries, LED light pads, solar panels, stacking plates for multiple BRV-Pros, GoPro Mounts, Qi Chargers, and the possibility for even more.
The BRV-Pro is $149.99. Accessories range from $29.99 to $49.99. It ships Q2 2015.
While taking a break from building Bluetooth Speakers, Braven created a Bluetooth mixer called the Fuse. The Fuse features two Bluetooth channels allowing it to take audio from different sources. Fuse allows you to dial in the EQ or even splice tracks. It can also work with wired audio products. With a 12 hour battery, you don’t have to worry about Fuse running out of juice.
Fuse is $99 and ships in Q2.
1100 Series, 2200b, and 2300b
Braven is introducing their new flagship line beginning with the 1100 and stepping it up to the 2200b and 2300b. The new Bravens have technology that optimizes base, even at low volumes. The 1100 is a high definition speaker using the aptX plugin and Braven True Wireless technology to pair with a second Braven speaker for true stereo sound. It also has a mic for speakerphone calls. The 2200b and 2300b are designed for the home and feature stereo sound and interchangeable grills.
The Braven 1100 is $249, the 2200b is $299, and the 2300b is $349. All 3 ship in Q2.
The Braven Bridge is designed for conference calls. It features twin noise-cancelling omni-directional mics and speakers optimized for conference calls. It has a leather wrapped enclosure, and while big on sound, it is also very portable. It’s not just a speaker phone. It’s also very capable of playing music, and has a 2800mAh power bank.
The Bridge is $299 and ships in Q2.
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