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Even more Google Assistant speakers are on their way, from the likes of Anker, B&O, and Klipsch

According to Google, the company has been selling Home speakers at a rate of more than one per second since the Home Mini was released late last year. That's an incredible statistic, and it doesn't even take into account Assistant speakers from third-parties that have been available since last fall. Last year, we learned about devices from Mobvoi, Panasonic, Sony, and Anker's Zolo sub-brand. They were clearly the tip of the iceberg.

CES 2018 in Las Vegas has been awash with new Assistant products as Google takes the fight to Amazon's Alexa. Even the monorail has been taken over by Assistant branding.

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[Update: winner selected] Giveaway: one lucky reader will win a Braven BRV XXL, the most massive and powerful Bluetooth speaker I have ever tested (US Only)

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John Reddersen

The Braven BRV XXL is the largest, loudest, heaviest, and most rugged speaker I've ever tested. It's so powerful that it literally shakes my house when played at full volume. Of all the gadgets I've used over the years, it is perhaps one of the least practical, but that doesn't change the fact that I absolutely love it.

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Review: The Braven BRV XXL - If Thor, the God of Thunder, were to design a Bluetooth speaker, it would probably look and sound a lot like this

Here at Android Police we've tested devices of all different shapes and sizes. Well, the Bluetooth speaker I'm reviewing today is the largest and heaviest portable speaker I've ever used – by a lot! This is the Braven BRV XXL ($350), and it lives up to its name in both size and sound. Let's have a look, shall we?

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[Deal Alert] Touch Of Modern Has Braven Speakers Discounted By Up To Half And A SunJack Solar Charging Fold-Out Thingamajig For $30 Off

Touch of Modern's site is a place where only the cool gadgets are allowed to hang out, and to do so they have to offer some sort of a discount. In the corner of the room there are currently three Braven speakers all vying for attention, and they're discounted by up to half.

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At the high end, we have the Braven 710. This speaker is discounted from $169.99 down to $99.99 - $20 lower than Amazon's going price. At the opposite end, we see the Mira priced at $64.99, which also manages to undercut Amazon by $20. In between the two, there's the Braven 570, which sees the largest discount at $49.99, a 50 percent savings.

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Braven 710 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Good Set Of Features, Lackluster Sound

Generally speaking, I consider Braven to be one of the top manufacturers of Bluetooth speakers. Its products are usually well-made and sound good, and its product catalog is fairly expansive for what it is (in other words, the company offers a speaker for most needs). Having spent time with past Braven speakers, I grabbed the 710 review unit expecting what I'd get. After using it for a while, however, I have to say I'm actually kind of disappointed with the 710.

I don't want to come off like it's a bad speaker, because it's not really what I'd call bad. It's just not as good as I expected, and there are other speakers on the market that easily trump it within the same price point (or less).

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Braven 570 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Available From Tech.Woot For $29.99, Offer Expires In 13 Hours

Anyone looking to snag a portable Bluetooth speaker might want to head over to Tech.Woot, as the site is currently selling a refurbished Braven 570 portable Bluetooth speaker for $29.99. Sure, it's a used product, but considering that this device would normally set you back just shy of $100 (even on Amazon), today's deal lets you get the same speaker for one-third of the price.


Tech.Woot's offer will only last for thirteen hours or until all of the units are sold, and there's a limit of three per customer. This could be a great way to get some Christmas shopping out of the way on the cheap.

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Accessory To Merger: Case Maker Incipio Acquires Bluetooth Speaker Manufacturer Braven

Portable speakers and premium phone cases are two great tastes that taste great together, at least if you've got enough disposable income to afford both on top of your expensive smartphone. In a consolidation of the high-end accessory world, California-based case maker Incipio has purchased Braven, the Utah-based maker of a line of portable Bluetooth speakers.

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Both companies tend to skew towards the higher end of the accessory market. Incipio likes to go for the low-hanging fruit of the iPad and iPhone (though they do have plenty of accessories for the more popular Android phone and tablet models) while Braven's Bluetooth speakers are device-agnostic in nature.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Braven 600 Bluetooth Speaker On Woot For $34.99 With $5 Shipping ($67 New)

Bluetooth speakers come in at a variety of price points and corresponding quality levels. Some have more features, and others emphasize sound. But sometimes you see such a good deal that it almost doesn't matter what the speaker does. Woot has the Braven 600 Bluetooth speaker on sale today for just $34.99. It's a refurb, but you'll save a lot on a pretty good speaker.

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We reviewed it last year and were happy with the device. It has since been bested by other products, but the price is right. Amazon is selling the new Braven 600 for $67.

The Braven 600 is all aluminum and puts out good sound.

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Braven 850/855s Bluetooth Speaker Review: Big Box, Bigger Sound

The amount of Bluetooth speakers on the market could easily boggle one's mind, with more manufacturers getting in the game every day. And while there are many worthy competitors in this somewhat-crowded market, one of our favorites in the "small and portable" category is easily the Braven 600 –  a small speaker with a lot to offer.

Today, we're taking a look at the 600's big brothers, and Braven's competitors with Jawbone's Big Jambox: the 850 and 855s ($300 each). The sound quality and size are virtually identical with this pair, with the primary difference being the 855s' rough-and-rugged build quality.

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[Deal Alert] Braven 625S Bluetooth Speaker $99 ($80 Off) From Best Buy For Today Only

If you're in the market for a portable speaker, it's hard to beat the Braven 625S. Its dual 3W drivers can put out some sound, while the 1700mAh battery doubles as a portable charger to power your devices in a pinch. And for today only, you can score one of these bad boys for $99 from Best Buy. It goes for around $180 on Amazon on any other day, so grabbing one today will save you a cool eighty dollar bill. Not bad.


Just to add a little more sugar on this already-good deal, shipping won't cost you a penny. So, let's recap: good speaker, built-in charger, $80 savings, free shipping.

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