Reviews and Problems with Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker
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Jawbone Big Jambox Review
14 December 2012
Summary: Like its smaller brother, the $299 Jawbone Big Jambox has a stylish design and clever features, such as LiveAudio and speakerphone capability. Those who are solely interested in audio quality will prefer the Bose SoundLink, though that device lacks the ability to make and receive calls.
Excerpt: Travel speakers are lot like Bluetooth headsets: Just a smaller, less-satisfying approximation of the real thing. So leave it to Jawbone to design a pocket-sized Bluetooth boombox that actually kinda rocks.
Pros: Literally small enough to fit in jacket pocket. Front/rear speaker projects 360-degrees. Metal casing feels substantial, but not too weighty. Rubber trim and bottom are excellent for gripping and setting on slippery surfaces. Press the Call button on top, and a voice reads off the remaining batte...
Cons: 0 feels like too much. Power/pairing light doesn’t always stop flashing (spoils the calm serenity of a pitch-black room). Device
Summary: Although there are a number of smartphones with capable speakers (Nokia 5800/X6/N8 all come to mind), many have loudspeakers which are rather weedy if we're honest. Making podcasting listening around the house somewhat of an ear-straining experience and making music playback almost a no-no.
Excerpt: Ah yes, Jawbone strikes again with yet another sophisticated, beautifully designed product wanted by virtually anyone that takes a look at it. Jawbone's little portable Jambox speaker is all grown up now, make way for the Big Jambox .
Excerpt: Jawbone , the makers of the most stylish and popular Bluetooth headsets around have finally come out with a wireless Bluetooth portable speaker for listening to music and what would this thing be without being a speakerphone too. All of this jammed into a small, perfectly portable speaker.
Conclusion: The Jawbone Big Jambox doesn't offer the best audio quality among portable Bluetooth speakers, but its long battery life, speakerphone features, and generally solid sound make it worth a listen.
Pros: Doubles as a speakerphone. Good sound quality with powerful low end for its size. Clear voice quality. Long battery life.
Excerpt: It's a wireless Bluetooth speaker that's grown three times in size since we first met the original Jambox in 2010. It looks like it's grown into its body, with its flavoured grilles covering it from edge to edge, bar some rubber buttons up-top and some more rubber on its sides.
Pros: Great design; Excellent sound; Long lasting battery life;
Cons: At $359 it nudges portable speakers that connect via WiFi or Wireless direct.
Summary: Not entirely new as I am told this first launched more than eighteen months ago. However at an event specifically to showoff its larger sibling I left with one of these smaller units to review. The brand new larger unit will follow later.