Products 21 Dec 2016

Review: Braven BRV-1M speaker

MotoOnline.com.au put the portable speaker to the test.

MotoOnline.com.au recently took possession of the Braven BRV-1M portable speaker, which has been a great addition to not only the office, but also out at the track when testing the latest motorcycles.

With its rugged and waterproof design – it can be submerged in one metre of water for 30 minutes – there’s never a worry about the generally dirty conditions of a race track affecting the robust speaker. Boasting an IPX7 certification, the Braven portable speaker can handle rainfall and splashing without an issue.

The quality of volume is super impressive, amplifying enough sound to override bikes in the background while maintaining a crisp level. This is one aspect that is crucial when selecting a speaker of this kind, and the Braven delivers on all accounts.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

The BRV-1M has over 12 hours of playtime and a built-in 2200mAh power bank to charge USB-enabled devices to assist in your recharging your mobile – if you’re on your phone as much as us, then this is incredibly handy whether you’re at the track or in the office.

Its bluetooth wireless range also extends to 30 metres, meaning you can have your favourite tunes continually playing. This comes into play when you have to grab something from the car, allowing your mates to listen on without interruptions.

An included action mount accessory is compatible with GoPro mounting systems, allowing you to install the device on a variety of surfaces with ease. This includes your motorcycle and provides no excuse to leave your music behind the next time you go riding.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Accompanying the device and its action mount accessories in the box is a 3.5mm AUX stereo cable and micro USB cable, while a tie-down strap is also included to enable a unique customizable listening experience.

Overall, the BRV-1M speaker is easy to use, has an exceptional battery life and can withstand the tough conditions you’re going to face on location at the track or whether your off-road endeavours take you.

The Braven BRV-1M is available for a recommended retail price of $159.95. For more information on Braven products, visit www.braven.com.

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