By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 12/08/2016
What good is a rugged, waterproof wireless speaker if you have to carry it around with you while on an adventure? That's the thinking behind the Braven BRV-1M ($99.99), an attractive, solidly built outdoor Bluetooth speaker that is designed for on-the-go use. It's waterproof (IPX7) and quite rugged. But unlike most competing outdoor Bluetooth wireless speakers, it has a GoPro mount built-in, so you can easily attach it anywhere a GoPro camera would go, such as on a bike, boat, or motorcycle. I just wouldn't mount it to a helmet since it is somewhat heavy.
The BRV-1M features 12 hours of battery life, using a 2200 mAh power that can be used to recharge USB devices; although only at 1 Amp, so don't expect to charge a power-hungry iPad. The portable speaker also works as a speakerphone, and even offers noise cancellation. It's available in black, gray, or red (with black and gray accents.)
- Waterproof (IPX7)
- Attaches to standard GoPro mounts
- 2200 mAh power can recharge USB devices
- Noise canceling speakerphone
- 12 hour battery life
- 1 Amp output via USB
If you lead an active life, and are looking for the best outdoor Bluetooth speaker that can keep up with you, strap on a Braven BRV-1M!