The Braven numbers just keep piling up. The portable Bluetooth speaker maker has introduced the 710, yet another model in their ever-expanding lineup. What makes this speaker different from the similar 650 is: NFC (near field communication) pairing with non-iDevices, true stereo left and right pairing using two speakers, HD audio drivers, and APTX Bluetooth. It is also Braven’s only aluminum IPX5 rated water-resistant speaker. This is now the best looking IPX5 speaker they offer. Like other BRAVEN speakers, the 710 is equipped with a built-in noise-cancelling speakerphone, is capable of charging USB devices, and keeps the 12 hour battery life of the 650. Braven is still selling the 650 for the same price, but if the 710 sounds as good (or better) than the 650, then the 710 is the easy choice for holiday giving. The Braven 710 is available now for $169.99 US.