Braven BRV-XXL/2 rugged speaker hands-on: Big size, big sound, and built for 18 hours of blissful audio playback

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Google Home speakers litter the inside of my house while I have a couple of Ultimate Ears small portable speakers to enjoy outside. The folks at ZAGG sent along the new Braven BRV-XXL/2 rugged portable speaker for me to try out and I almost fell out of my lawn chair in sheer joy listening to classic rock blast out of this boombox speaker.

The BRV-XXL/2 is a large speaker with a weight of 17.4 pounds, but you quickly forget about the weight as soon as you connect your phone and stream audio to the speaker. My family has been enjoying

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