BRAVEN READY ELITE
With 2018 in full swing, you’re probably planning a winter getaway and, presumably, a righteous playlist to match. But even the most well-curated playlists can fall foul to a cruddy, hit-and-miss Bluetooth speaker. Thankfully there’s a slew of outdoor-loving speakers around, and Braven joins the pack with its new voice-controlled Ready Elite. Burly, drop-proof thermoplastic housing, aircraft-grade aluminium grille, reinforced alloy anchors and 12-hour battery life, plus water- dust- and debrisproofing to ensure survival from the beach to the balcony. We’re impressed with how much heavyweight audio gear Braven has squeezed inside this mini boombox: two bass-rich subwoofers, a pair of large extended range drivers, dual tweeters and 40 watts of power. T3 SAYS: This ultra-tough Bluetooth speaker will bring the party to any outdoor adventure.