rugged portable wireless speakers are a dime a dozen but as portables, they can be quite small for the liking for some folks and so we thought the Braven 855s Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker might just be able to fill that void.the 855s is bigger, measuring 10″ x 4″ and has a full 20W of audio bliss. but setting itself apart from the sleek 850 is its ruggedized built; out-of-the-box, the Braven 855s Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker is water-resistance to IPX3 rating and has a shock-absorbing construction suitable for use for sport, travel and any outdoor environment. as with the 850 announced recently, the 855s also can be daisy chained with a second 855s or 850 speaker for a true wireless stereo sound system and is equipped with a built-in rechargeable battery that not only gives you up to 20 hours of wireless audio playback, but could also be used to charge almost any USB-powered devices such as your smartphones, cameras and tablets.
under the hood, it has extended-range aluminum cone drivers, dual passive radiators and a digitally enhanced audio based on DTS Audio’s SRS WOW technology that covers the audio reproduction duty. other features include integrated speakerphone functionality for hands-free call, up to 33 ft (10 meters) of operating range, Bluetooth v3.0 EDR with A2DP 1.2 support, and finally a 3.5mm input jack, catering to non-Bluetooth enabled media sources. well, the Braven 855s Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker may not be “as pocketable” as the smaller counterparts that Braven has to offer, but as far as big sound goes, there’s no substitute for size. available now for $299.99 a pop. catch a product video after the break.