Incipio/Braven | iLounge 2015 CES Reports


Show Report: Incipio/Braven

As expected at this point, Incipio and its Braven brand unveiled a wide range of exciting products at CES. From new battery cases to speakers to home automation solutions, a trip to Incipio’s booth covers a lot of new ground. In addition to the products pictured here, Incipio also showed us Prompt Flight and Prompt Auto — a wristband and car charger that offer visual notifications — and Prompt Folio for iPad Air 2 ($90), a case that shows text notifications on the outer flap.


Incipio is launching a whole series of OffGrid battery cases for iPhone 6. OffGrid ($90), OffGrid Shine ($100), and OffGrid Exo ($110) are all 3000 mAh battery cases that will fit alongside the recently released OffGrid Express. The various battery cases provide slightly different fits and looks, and will be released from now until March. OffGrid will also be offered with a charging dock for $120.


Incipio's Direct Wireless Smart Outlet ($25) is a HomeKit-compatible smart plug for controlling appliances and lamps through an app, at the lowest price point we've seen so far at the show. Siri voice commands are also possible with this device, and Incipio's other HomeKit products.


Another of those HomeKit products is the Direct Wireless Smart Light Bulb Adapter ($25), which allows for light control. Additionally, Incipio introduced the Direct Wireless Power Strip at $60 (not pictured).


Capitalizing on the iPhone 6 Plus "bendgate" "controversy," Incipio has introduced Trestle ($40), an iPhone 6 Plus case with two built-in steel rods. The case claims to "defend against the bend."


Braven introduced a number of new products, including the Bluetooth speakers 2200B ($300), 2300B ($350), and the smaller companion 1100 ($250). While still part of the Vibe series, these new speakers eschew Wi-Fi connections for Bluetooth only. The largest speaker, the 2300B, will have five drivers. Interchangeable grilles will also be a feature.


Balance ($150) is an IP67 waterproof Bluetooth speaker that can be used vertically or while laying flat. Braven claims the speaker, which comes in a variety of bright colors and offers USB charging, will get up to 18 hours of play time.


BRV-Pro ($150) is a rugged, customizable Bluetooth speaker expected to launch in February. Users will be able to outfit BRV Pro with a variety of accessories, all expected to sell for $50 or less. Accessories that we saw included a solar panel, light, mount, and Qi charging panel.


Bridge ($300) is a speaker designed for conference calls. It's fully customizable — leather accents can be added to the speaker — with a 2800 mAh battery. Bridge also supports 1A device charging. Braven claims the high-end accessory should get up to 20 hours of play time.


Fuse ($100) is a Bluetooth mixer that allows users to play with two audio tracks at once. It's positioned for a March release.


Lux ($100) is a Bluetooth speaker marketed toward women, with an intricate grille design backed by the same strong Braven sound.

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