Reviews and Problems with Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker
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Awesome...for about 20 seconds!
Lindsey C., Amazon
6 June 2014
Summary: I ordered this for my husband after much research and reading reviews that claimed how much better it was than Beats By Dre or Bose. He opened it on his birthday, set it up and it literally played for maybe 20 seconds before cutting out. From that point it would only play at an extremely low muffle. We were able to return it to the seller, but am still waiting for a refund. Hassle!
Summary: Speakers are not mangoes. Do you really think a company like Jawbone is going to sell their high-end speakers in "Bulk packaging". "Bulk packaging", for the uninitiated, means you're not getting the retail box. The retail box, in my opinion, is a pretty big safeguard against getting used, refurbished, or counterfeit devices. I assume we should just take this seller's word for it that these speakers aren't refurbished or phony. Of course, when I got mine, it didn't work.
Summary: The jambox worked fine as a speaker when hooked up to my laptop but when I tried using it wirelessly there was all kinds of static. I looked it up online to see if it was something I was doing or something I could fix but it turns out this is a common problem with the jambox and it's some kind of faulty switch inside. Only option is to send it back.
Summary: It worked fine for a few months. But, the item came in bulk packaging and likely was refurbished. Within 5 months of receiving it (and after the time frame for when I could get a full refund), the stereo will no longer charge because there is a defect within the stereo unit which prevents the electrical cord from connecting to the unit properly to charge it. The stereo is broken and completely useless. Would love to get my money back!
Lasted 3 months and died. Jawbone service horrible.
19 March 2012
Summary: I purchased a Jazzbone speaker from BuyDig.com which is a subsidiary of Beach Camera. After less than 3 months, the speaker completely died. (I probably used the speaker 2 - 3 times per week.) BuyDig referred me to Jawbone to honor the 12 month warranty on the unit. I spoke to two reps from Jawbone. In each case, I was asked where I purchased the unit and for the serial number. After multipl..
Pros: While it worked, the speaker was OK. I liked the speakerphone option.
Cons: Did not last 3 months before it completely died., I did not abuse the speaker or use it everyday., Jawbone customer service would not honor the 12 month warranty. (see below)
Summary: Take it off your list, its not very good. I was immediately disappointed after taking it out of the box and heard it.
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Poor sound, not room filling at all as it is touted. Very difficult and time consuming to allow new devices to connect so you end up using the jack cable alot. Speakers blew within the first couple of weeks, even worse sound now and really not usable. Unf
Excerpt: The Jambox sounded real nice the one time I was able to use it. The fatal flaw is that the battery is reloaded via an extremely fragile micro USB connector. This connection is so fragile, it snapped from the PC board the first time I unplugged it. This is a design flaw and a fatal one. Read the forums and reviews elsewhere and you will find that this design failure is well-documented flaw.
Mine is a love-hate relationship that went from love to hate in over a year.
20 October 2014
Summary: There are so many things with Jambox that are right. And those are the things that make you want to buy it in the first place. You know what they are - I don't have to list them. You wouldn't be considering buying a Jambox if it didn't appealing to you in some ways - the myriad colours and the sexy-yet-simply rectangular shape. It feels like Apple made this. But then, as you use it, you being to think - wait, *did* Apple make this?