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Hands On: Lux Bluetooth Speaker + Powerbank

08/12, 7:30am

Fashionable speaker doubles as power bank, falls a little short on sound

If you're like us, you like your technology to work well and look good. There's nothing wrong with wanting your devices to be stylish, and there's something to be said for a device that wows you with its appearance and its capabilities. Braven takes that philosophy to heart with Lux, a Bluetooth speaker that's capable of turning heads.


Briefly: Bluetooth 8-driver headphones and speaker, BRV-Bank battery

06/23, 9:55pm

Life N Soul releases new Bluetooth 8-driver headphones, stereo speaker

Audio device producer Life N Soul has announced its new BE501 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones, and the BM211 Virtual Surround Bluetooth Speaker. The company's Bluetooth headphones feature Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and can pair with two different devices with a range of up to 30 feet. Offering built-in lossless transmission technology and dynamic surround sound, the BE501's frequency response ranges from 5Hz to 25kHz. Each ear piece bears 1pc woofer and 3pc drivers, with a total of 8 neodymium dynamic audio drivers. The headphones can hold a charge for 28 hours of play time, and 1300 hours of standby time.


Briefly: Hex's Marquee Briefcase, Braven's Mira Bluetooth speaker

06/04, 3:23pm

New tablet briefcase bag by Hex now available

Tech accessories company Hex has announced the availability of its new briefcase bag, the Marquee Briefcase. Featuring a new structural design with tablet and accessory pockets, the bag includes an internal suspension pocket for up to a 15-inch laptop, internal organizer and tablet storage, on top of a main compartment. Composed of black leather with aged tan leather accents, its shoulder strap is fatigue-green, and the bag's lining is offered in a custom camouflage pattern. Priced at $280, the Marquee Briefcase can be purchased through Hex's online store.


Briefly: Context app for Illustrator, Braven announces 710 speaker

11/04, 4:18pm

Livesurface's Context introduces photorealistic previewing into Adobe Illustrator

Livesurface, a design development company, has launched its full version of Context. The program is an integrative app that allows users of Adobe Illustrator to display projects on a wide variety of real-world objects and scenes. While working, users can preview designs in Context without leaving Illustrator, and see 3D renderings to help better predict a finished, implemented product. Featuring photorealistic 'inks' for adding printing effects to a project, surfaces to select for previewing, and access to direct tools that allow for quick visual implementations, Context can create professional, high-resolution output renderings. Context can be downloaded as a free test version for access to low-resolution surfaces, and as a $10 monthly subscription or $90 annual subscription, providing full access to high-resolution content. Software requirements include Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, and Adobe Illustrator CS4 through CC.


Braven launches BRV-1 outdoors Bluetooth speaker

02/19, 7:12pm

Ruggedized speaker water, shock resistant

Audio equipment manufacturer Braven has announced the availability of the shock-absorbent BRV-1 speaker. The IPX5-certified water-resistant speaker is aimed at the outdoors afficionado. The device boasts a built-in power bank, allowing users to charge a cellphone from the battery in the speaker.


Braven expands Bluetooth speaker line with three new models

01/08, 7:46pm

New models boost high end offering; adds waterproof model

Braven has taken the wraps off of three models of Bluetooth speaker. Newly joining the family, the 850 is similar to the brandís Six Series device, but is four times larger -- allowing for deeper bass and bigger sound. The BRV-1 is suited for outdoor adventures with its compact, waterproof, shock-resistant design weighing in at less than 400 grams (0.88 lbs).†The Braven 570 delivers the same quality audio as its predecessors with a stylish, impact-resistant exterior and a lower price point.


Braven intros daisy-chaining Bluetooth speaker range

06/15, 8:03am

Braven unveils multi-talented Bluetooth speaker line up

Braven has taken the wraps offits new SIX Series Bluetooth speaker range. Designed for smartphone users, the range comprises the Braven 650, 625S and the 600. In addition to being to be daisy-chained to create a larger sound stage, the speakers can also double as a mobile charger over a built-in USB port as the video embedded below demonstrates.


Braven Six Series speakers tout USB charging, daisy-chaining

04/16, 5:10pm

Braven speakers support FaceTime, iChat, Skype

Braven, which used to be called Spar, has just introduced a new Bluetooth speaker range that aims to differentiate itself from the others out there thanks to a couple of uncommon features. All three can be daisy-chained to provide stereo or surround sound, and they can also be used to charge phones or other portable devices through their USB ports. The wireless range is Bluetooth's typical 33 feet, and the auxiliary port also allows connecting other sources.



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