Wow. In a recent news item, I stated how Braven isn’t taking it easy after a string of successful portable speakers by releasing the monstrous Braven 800 – a direct competitor to Jawbone’s BigJambox speaker. It’s only been a few days, but Braven went and did it again with the Braven 855s, an identical twin to the 850 with some important differences. The 855s is encased in a shock-absorbing water-resistant exterior, making it a wireless speaker for sport, travel, around the house, and outdoor activities. The technical specs are identical the the 850: Extended-range aluminum cone drivers with dual passive radiators, 20 watts output, Bluetooth v3.0, built-in internal speakerphone and microphone, 20 hours of continuous wireless playback, DTS SRS Wow Sound mode and more. Even with the cool looking water-resistant exterior added, Braven has kept the price identical to the 850 at $299. The 855s is available now.
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