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The BRAVEN 105 is a palm-sized speaker that blasts with full body sound. This lightweight and durable Bluetooth speaker is completely waterproof, and can be attached to sport accessories, belt loops, handle bars and more using its versatile elastic strap or 1/4 inch thread mount. Part of our highly acclaimed Active Series, the BRAVEN 105 Bluetooth speaker also comes with a versatile Action Mount accessory that can be used as a stand or mount to play tunes your way. While on the go, the internal speakerphone enables hands-free phone calls with noise-canceling technology for background sound. Experience wireless streaming and be amazed by the impressive volume that comes from such a compact speaker with the BRAVEN 105.
Available in seven colors, the circular design measures 3.8 by 3.8 by 1.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 7 ounces. It has an IPX7 rating, meaning it's waterproof, and its rubberized exterior and watertight front-facing grille do indeed look like they can withstand far more than a rainstorm. There's a snap-shut cover on the rear panel that protects the 3.5mm aux input, a pinhole reset button, and a micro USB port for charging—that IPX7 rating goes out the window if you don't secure this cover tightly. Also on the rear panel is a 0.25-inch threaded mounting insert and an elastic strap that looks like it could be secured to anything from an arm to a tree (one end of the band is removable to make this possible).
There are three buttons across the top panel, including a central multifunction button that controls power, playback, call management, and pairing, and plus and minus buttons that control both volume (which works in conjunction with your mobile device's master volume) and track navigation, depending on how long you hold the buttons down for. We're not huge fans of combining volume and track navigation on the same button—it makes it pretty easy to accidentally skip a track when you just meant to turn it up.
The included action mount will likely be a strong selling point for many users—between the strap, the thread mount, and the action mount, the 105 is well-outfitted for active outdoor use. As for cables, you get a micro USB charging cable, but no 3.5mm audio cable for the aux input. It also doesn't ship with a protective carrying pouch, but it hardly needs one.
Braven estimates the 105's battery life to be roughly 8 hours, but your results will depend on how loud you play your music and your mix of wired versus wireless playback.
On tracks with powerful sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the 105 delivers a decent sense of bass at moderate volumes, though if you want anything resembling true deep bass, you need to spend more money on a larger, more powerful speaker. At top volumes, this track distorts pretty noticeably—this is true of plenty of small, portable Bluetooth speakers in this price range, but there's now a decent number of speakers that manage to avoid distortion, or that at least avoid distorting so noticeably. (The similarly shaped, sized, and priced JBL Clip 2 is one example.)