Braven BRV-Bank: A Smart, Rugged Portable Power Bank for Travelers Mike Richard August 5 First Look, Gear, Modern Vagabond 2 Comments This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.We’ve long been fans of BRAVEN’s entire line of badass rugged portable products. Now, they’ve taken the staid, now-ubiquitous backup battery and made it even … awesomer. The new BRAVEN BRV-Bank is “the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled, USB controlled ultra-rugged power bank”. A mouthful for sure, but the gist is that it’s designed to take one helluva beating – ideal for the modern digital nomad’s life on the road. Features include: Shockproof and waterproof design that meets MIL-STD 810G and IPX5 specs respectively. Can withstand just about anything you throw at it, including dust, debris, water and shock Bluetooth Smart technology with a Remote Battery Monitor mobile app to monitor battery levels and control the USB ports Dual USB ports with a total 3.4A output to charge two devices simultaneously Includes a wrist lanyard, ruggedized, cloth wrapped USB cable and USB flashlight Compatible with almost any USB-charged smartphone on the market, plus MP3 players, tablets, GoPro cams and other devices We’re hesitant to call it a mere “backup battery” because it’s more than that. At nearly $130, it ain’t cheap. But it’s likely the last and only device of its kind you’ll ever need to buy. Pricing + Availability Available now in Black/Cyan or Grey/Red color combinations directly from Braven.com for around $130 (USD). Subscribe to Our Under the Radar Newsletter Get our freshest + most popular travel stories, exclusive travel deals, and loads of pretty pictures + travel inspiration! Disclosure: Vagabondish received one complimentary BRV-Bank in advance of this post. Read our view on sponsored content. 2 Responses Andreas Moser August 6 As a traveller, I need another heavy gadget like a hole in my head. Reply Mike Richard August 13 Why would you want a hole in the head? That doesn’t seem useful at all. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let's Make Sure You're Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. five × = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.