Gone are the days when portable music meant toting a boombox full heavy D batteries. Now our mobile devices double as stereos and personal music players, making our favorite tunes only a click away no matter where we are. Few mobile devices come with speakers that are suitable for sharing that music with others, however.
Although we’ve featured lots of sound augmenting equipment in the past, both low and high-tech, none have the versatility of the Braven625s Bluetooth outdoor speaker. Not only will this device allow you to rock out in a variety of places, it can also act as a flashlight, power supply, and speaker phone.
There are hundreds of Bluetooth speakers already available on the market, so Braven seems to have gone above and beyond to set this one apart. In addition to doing transmitting high quality sound it also serves as a 1700mAh power supply comes with a slot in flashlight attachment. It can be used wirelessly (up to 30 feet) with any Bluetooth device, and If your device isn’t Bluetooth compatible, you can still connect using the included 3.5mm audio cable.
As a portable USB power bank, the Braven 625s can be used to quickly recharge other USB mobile devices for up to 16 hours while you’re off grid. And if you’re exploring off the beaten path and are losing sunlight, just plug the included LED flashlight into the USB port and continue exploring. Additionally, the internal mic is compatible with Bluetooth enabled phones, Facetime, iChat, Skype and other applications, so you can use it to check in with base camp as a speakerphone while building a fire.
Available for $179.99