808 HEX TL Wireless Speaker

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There are plenty of impressive portable speakers out there if you’re looking to enjoy your music beyond your headphones. But if you’re looking for bigger sound and a thumping base it helps to go with something a little bigger.

The 808 HEX TL offers a great option as it’s a little bigger than many of the portables out there but is still manageable in size. More importantly, the sound is impressive and can power a small party or gathering. It’s also extremely flexible as it has Bluetooth capability and provides two power options with an AC power adapter or batteries for up to 12 hours of portable listening.

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BRAVEN 625s portable speaker unit

We reviewed BRAVEN speakers earlier this year, and now we had the chance to check out the 625s. This version is encased in a rugged, shock-absorbing exterior with aluminum grills that let listeners take this tough speaker on the go. All of the BRAVEN speakers are portable but the 625s is ideal for outdoor settings and for travel. It comes with a waterproof bag, USB flashlight, and up to 16 hours of continuous play.

As we noted last time, these speakers produce excellent sound and you can also string them together to make the sound even more robust. They’re perfect for impromptu parties or even for casual listening regardless of where you find yourself. Now with the 625s you can feel even more comfortable taking it anywhere.

The Braven 625s (or frankly any other Braven models) offers a great stocking stuffer for plenty of people on your list. It’s obviously perfect for young people but it’s also great for those of us who grew up in the boom box days when people shared music experiences as opposed to wearing headphones and staying in their own little world.

  

Great Sound from BRAVEN Speakers

With so many portable devices playing music, we’re seeing more and more options for portable speakers. We tested the new BRAVEN speakers and the sound was excellent. These units are loaded with other features and have a very slick design as you can see in the photos above, but sound quality is the most important feature and the Braven speakers deliver. The BRAVEN SIX Series speakers have two custom extended-range drivers and 3 watt speaker output providing high-fidelity stereo audio with left- and right-channel passive sub woofers.

You can take this speaker unit anywhere so you can share music with friends. It’s perfect for impromptu parties or just hanging out by the pool.

It’s also loaded with other cool features. Each device offers the ability to charge USB devices and daisy chain multiple speakers together through 3.5mm audio in and out jacks. The internal duplex microphone allows for hands-free speakerphone calls with most any Bluetooth cell phone as well as compatibility with FaceTime, iChat, Skype and other apps. Battery life ranges from 12 to 20 hours and the speakers allow continuous wireless play up to 33 feet away.

The line includes a rugged speaker built for durability in sporting and outdoor settings, as well as two striking aircraft-grade aluminum models. We tested the Stealth Black BRAVEN 625s which is encased in a rugged, shock-absorbing exterior with aluminum grills. The BRAVEN 625s is ideal for sport, travel, and outdoor experiences as it’s equipped with a waterproof bag, USB flashlight, and up to 16 hours of continuous play.

This also makes a great gift for music-loving dad on Father’s Day as well, or for anyone who is on the phone a lot and like to use the speaker phone option.

Check out the video below for a demonstration.

  

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