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CES 2016: Braven Unveils New Rugged Bluetooth Speakers and Portable Battery for iPhone and iPad

Braven has announced a pair of new Bluetooth speakers and a portable backup battery for iPhone and iPad at CES 2016. The trio of rugged accessories are designed to withstand drops, sand, snow, dirt, dust and water, making them ideal for outdoor activities ranging from camping and hiking to rafting and rock climbing. The Braven BRV-BLADE LE is a rugged portable Bluetooth speaker that features an IPX7 waterproof rating, aircraft-grade aluminum casing, shockproof ABS construction, built-in 4,000mAh power bank, microphone for hands-free calls and more. The speaker will be available for $199.99 in Q2 of 2016. The Braven BRV-XXL is another rugged portable Bluetooth speaker with an IPX 5 waterproof rating and a tank-like design crafted from aircraft grade aluminum and shockproof ABS. The speaker delivers 14 hours of music playback and has a large 15,600mAh built-in battery for charging smartphones and tablets. The BRV-XXL also has NFC, on-board volume and audio controls and a 3.5mm microphone input, and is similarly designed for the outdoors with drop, sand, dirt and dust protection, tie-down loops and a carry strap with a built-in bottle opener. The Braven BRV-XXL will be available for purchase for $349.99 in Q1 of 2016. Braven claims its BRV-BANK PRO LE is the world's first ultra-rugged, smart modular backup battery. The portable charging accessory has an IPX7 waterproof rating and features a built-in 300-lumen LED flashlight, aircraft-grade aluminum housing and Bluetooth SMART support for controlling the battery with Braven's iOS app. The BRV-BANK PRO LE has

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rugged Waterproof BRV-1 Speaker From Braven

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Braven to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's BRV-1 outdoor speakers. The BRV-1 is a rugged speaker that's ideal for outdoor use at the beach, the pool, hiking, or anywhere else. It's light weight and compact at 4.75 x 3.25 x 2.25 inches, able to fit in the palm of a hand, and its shockproof exterior keeps it safe from drops and dings. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating, so it's going to survive rain and splashes. It can be fully submersed in water up to a meter deep for 30 minutes. The BRV-1's battery will last for 12 hours of continuous audio play and it comes equipped with a 1,400 mAh powerbank that can give an iPhone or iPad a little more juice. There's a built-in noise-canceling microphone and speakerphone and it has a 33 foot wireless range when connected to an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth. Braven's BRV-1 is available from the Braven website for $99, but two MacRumors readers will be able to win one of the speakers through our giveaway. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway The contest will run from today