As we rapidly move away from speaker docks to Bluetooth devices, one feature that often gets lost in the transition is the ability to charge your mobile device in a pinch. Braven's new 850 Bluetooth speaker aims to provide the best of both worlds. Just shy of a foot long with an aluminum case, the speaker can also charge iPads, tablets, or cellphones. For those that want a full-bodied sonic experience, two 850s can actually pair with one another for a true mobile stereo set-up. That said, the features don't come cheap: the 850 will be priced at $299.99.
Rounding out the company's new products are two additional speakers. The BRV-1, priced at $169.99, is a small weatherproof speaker aimed at those that need a rugged speaker for the outdoors, and will be available in February. The $119.99 Braven 570 features 10 hours of playing time and can also charge your mobile devices. It is available in black immediately; additional colors will go on sale later in the month.