The Braven Mira is a larger unit than the images to the right and below might indicate — the full unit is circular with a diameter of just over 12cm, of which some 9.5cm is the speaker grille, surrounded by a rim that acts as the control surface, offering power, volume and ‘play’ buttons, this last doubling up as a call answering button should someone ring while you are indulging in your ablutions of choice. The volume buttons can also be used for last/next track by pressing and holding.
The Braven’s price is the same as that of the Nude Audio unit, and it feels good and solid, with a good neoprene flap over its charge port and auxiliary input. Its IPX5 waterproof rating again precludes direct dunking but permits splashes and jets of water. The hanging strap is clearly intedned for shower use, but keep it out of the water, not so much to protect it, but because the sound muffles when the grille gets wet. Wiping it unmuffles the sound. The stand folds down behind the unit if you want to simply plonk it by the bath, or can be used at a reclined angle, where it better allows any drips to run from its surface.