Outdoors

Gear item for Feb. 13

Wireless speakers

THE NEED: A durable wireless speaker is a great asset for any outdoor excursion.

AN ANSWER: Braven’s BRV-1 takes that duty seriously with a housing that’s built for the outdoors and IPX7 rated to be water resistant and shock absorbent. Able to sync wirelessly with compatible devices so you can stream your own music collection over Bluetooth.

It also stands out for being able to charge mobile devices from a power reserve and even function as a hands-free device for taking calls with its built-in microphone.

THE DETAILS: The BRV-1 comes with a 1400mAh battery that allows wireless audio for up to 12 hours on full charge. It’s very portable, with a compact size that can fit in your hand. And considering its size, the sound quality is excellent.

Playback controls on the speaker allow volume adjustment, track selection and power mode. The speaker comes with a lanyard, USB to Micro-USB cable and 3.5 mm stereo AUX cable.

The BRV-1 is available in gray and black.

PRICE: $99.99.

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find additional retailers, visit braven.com.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, Tribune News Service

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