Bluetooth audio and active lifestyle specialist Braven announced the immediate availability of their Braven BRV-XXL colossal Bluetooth speaker, originally introduced at CES 2016. Made for any location, indoor or outdoor, the Braven BRV-XXL combines a commanding design with powerful surround sound and many additional party features on a portable speaker.
The trend for large-size Bluetooth speakers was evident at CES 2016 with several lifestyle brands showing their largest products ever. After all, if consumers like Bluetooth speakers for their convenience and are getting used to using them anywhere, why not upgrade the sound quality by building larger boxes with bigger drivers and more powerful amplifiers?
Braven is a brand recognized for outdoor lifestyle products and the idea of a large-sized Bluetooth speaker fits perfectly within its portfolio, while also appealing to consumers who simply like to bring music to their patios or anywhere they are at home. The BRV-XXL is a perfect combination between a “high-intensity” speaker sound and a party jukebox, made for any location, indoor or outdoor.
The Braven BRV-XXL is not only big in size, it also combines all the gear needed for tailgates and backyard entertaining, complete with a 14-hour playtime and a powerful built-in 15,600mAh battery for charging smartphones and tablets. Expertly designed to optimize and maximize sound, the BRV-XXL features quadruple audio drivers and a subwoofer that fires from both sides of the unit, eliminating dead zones. Total weight is 18lbs (8.2kg).
Spec-wise, there’s not much to add. The BRV-XXL still uses Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (apparently there are still many cheap modules in the market. By the time we get to Bluetooth 5.0, the industry will “discover” Bluetooth 4.x), which allows for a limited 33ft (10m) wireless range using only A2DP 1.0 and AVRCP 1.4 profiles. For those that don’t like Bluetooth there’s also a 3.5mm stereo input. There’s also Micro-USB-to-USB data ports (not for connecting audio sources, that is).
“The BRV-XXL is a modern boom box that not only pumps the crowd up, but keeps the party going for hours,” says Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive. “This is the perfect speaker for anyone who enjoys life to the fullest. From tailgates to campsites this speaker is designed to impress, it even comes with a built-in bottle opener on the strap.”
The BRV-XXL easily travels to any sporting event, outdoor festival, or camping trip with a carry strap and tie-down loops that safely secures it to any location. IPX5 water resistant and built with a shock-resistant body, the BRV-XXL features one touch connectivity with NFC technology; an on-board control to easily adjust bass, treble, volume, and skips tracks; and a 3.5 mm microphone input for impromptu toasts and announcements.
Founded in 2011, Utah-based Braven is now part of Incipio (Tavik, Clamcase, Incase). The Braven BRV-XXL is now available for $349.99.