Braven launches 855s, a $300 rugged competitor to the Big Jambox

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Watch out, Jawbone; looks like Braven's continuing its assault against the Big Jambox by releasing another comparable Bluetooth speaker... but this time, it can get wet and take some bruises. Similar to its predecessor, the 850, model 855s is a 20W speaker encased in aluminum and can charge smartphones, tablets and cameras. It even has the same dimensions (10 x 4 inches) and can play tunes for up to 20 hours, or so the company claims. The new speaker costs $300, just like the 850, so choosing between the two depends on whether you want a rugged version or not. As a nice touch, you can pair the 855s with its predecessor for true stereo sound; just be sure to remember which one doesn't like water if you go that route.

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BRAVEN Ships the 855s, the World's Most Powerful Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker

Water resistant speaker pumps out 20 hours of continuous music, charges your tablets and wirelessly pairs for true left and right stereo sound

Provo, Utah – July 22nd, 2013 – BRAVEN announces the immediate availability of the BRAVEN 855s, the biggest rugged BRAVEN yet. The 855s comes encased in a shock-absorbing water-resistant exterior, making it the perfect high-fidelity wireless speaker for sport, travel, around the house, and outdoor experiences.

The BRAVEN 855s measures less than 10 inches long and 4 inches tall, but delivers enough power to fill raucous rooms or outdoor parties with amazing audio. Designed for the adventurer, the 855s is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, has a brute looking grill and is able to charge mobile devices including cameras, smartphones, even tablets. Similar to the BRAVEN 850, the 855s can also wirelessly daisy chain with a second 855s or 850 speaker for a true left and right wireless stereo experience.

To produce BRAVEN's signature powerful and rich sound, the BRAVEN 855s uses a combination of class-leading extended-range aluminum cone drivers, dual passive radiators and a digitally enhanced audio based on DTS Audio's SRS WOW technology. The BRAVEN 855s has an impressive playtime of up to 20 hours, uses Bluetooth 3.0 connection for effortlessly pairing, has an integrated speakerphone for hands-free calls and has an IPX3 water resistant rating.

"BRAVEN believes that award-winning audio should be accessible in all locations, and the 855s makes great music possible no matter where you are," stated BRAVEN CEO, Warren Osborn. "The 855s satisfies even the most demanding music lover whether they are out in the wild or just relaxing at home – and goes with you anywhere you go."

The BRAVEN 855s is currently available for $299.99. For more information about the BRAVEN 855s or the entire line of BRAVEN wireless speakers, visit or contact PR representative Pedro Chen at Visit our YouTube page to see the BRAVEN speakers in action.

Product Details:

· 20W output
· 20 hours of continuous wireless playback
· Built-in internal speakerphone and microphone
· On-the-go ability to charge almost any USB-powered device
· Bluetooth v3.0 EDR
· (A2DP) 1.2 Support
· 33 ft. operating distance
· IPX3 water resistant rating
· Hands Free Profile (HFP)
· 3.5mm line-in
· True Wireless - wireless daisy-chaining between two BRAVEN 855s or BRAVEN 850 devices for true left and right channel stereo
· DTS SRS Wow Sound enhanced listening mode