Braven, maker of all sorts of speakers, has introduced its latest Bluetooth offering at CES 2014, the Mira. The Braven Mira is a small portable speaker that is being aimed at the “music connoisseur”, bringing with it a variety of features, among them chiefly being a water resistant body for use in atypical situations — out in the rain, or near the pool without having to worry about an accident dive to the depths of electronics destruction.
The Braven Mira is of the minimalistic design persuasion, with a round thin body and bezel-based buttons surrounding a centered speaker and grille. The logo extends across the middle of the grille, which may be a turn off to some potential owners, but overall the style allows the speaker to be placed just about anywhere, one of its much-lauded features. Beyond this, the device also has an integrated kickstand, allowing it to be propped up on a shelf or such.
The speaker has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, which Braven says offers up to 10 hours of playback time on a charge. There’s an integrated noise-cancelling microphone that allows one to take calls from a distance, as well as a standard 3.5mm audio jack for those who need to go the wired route. The Mira will be available in multiple unspecified colors when the speaker launches, and will be priced at $99.99 USD.
Said Braven’s CEO Andy Fathollahi: “The Mira is the solution for music lovers looking to experience outstanding sound anywhere without heavy or bulky speakers. Ideal for home use, the Mira has the power needed to fill a room with crystal clear sound and the style to complement any décor.”