Braven BRV-1 Speaker Spits in the Face of Water (Video)

There are speakers that can get splashed, and then there are speakers that you can literally poor water on. And run over with a Hummer. And shoot with a gun. Braven says it’s BRV-1 speaker can survive all of the above, and here at CTIA 2013 we literally had a blast watching the company torture test its accessory.

The BR-V1 launched in February, but Braven says the price will likely drop from $179 to $150 in time for summer. And this is a speaker that’s definitely ready for the outdoors. To show the BR-V1 IPX5 water resistance, the company doused the device with a pitcher. The speaker proceeded to spit the water out to the beat, taking only a few seconds to go back to maximum volume.

Braven BRV-1 water resistance with pitcher

You can also drop the BR-V1 to your heart’s content, as the company did here in Las Vegas, and it will come away without a scratch. Expect up to 12 hours of listening time. Plus, you can use the BR-V1 to charge your phone.


Here at CTIA Braven also showed off its new Braven 850s, which deliver unbelievable power. Coming in June for $279, you can actually pair two 850s together to rock out to your favorite tunes. The aircraft grade aluminum housing is sleek, and you can charge other gadgets like iPhones and iPads. 

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