2014 Gear Of The Year: Braven BRV-Bank
A generation ago, when people headed into the woods they carried a map and a compass for navigation, and matches in case of emergency to start a fire. The campers of today are a different story. They don’t want to leave their vehicle without their smart phone, tablet or video camera. These great tools have their benefits as long as they have power. Losing juice on your phone during a run on Clash of the Titans can be annoying; relying on your phone’s GPS with limited battery can turn into a dangerous situation. This is why portable chargers can become your best friend while camping.
With the advances in technology both products and prices have been shrinking. Yes, we are a little spoiled. Manufacturers today are producing affordable, functional, portable chargers to make life easier outdoors. But, we left out a key feature we look for in a power supply – durability. This is what we love about the Braven-Bank.
When out camping you want to make sure your gear can withstand the outside elements. A little spill of water or rain can ruin electronics very quickly. No need to fret, the Braven BRV-Bank is the world’s first water-resistant and shockproof rated power bank. In addition to the ruggedness, this power bank comes with a custom downloadable Braven App that will let you monitor battery levels and start and stop the charging of connected devices via Bluetooth technology. Braven really thought of everything with this amazing charging source so you can focus more of your attention on the great outdoors, and never miss an opportunity to capture that perfect selfie.