Jawbone’s “Jambox” Portable Speaker Looks Like A Brick, Yet Sounds Can Fill A Cathedral!
By: Foster Scott (Contributing Editor)
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Listen Up! Better yet, with the ability to pump out 85 decibels (more than a motorcycle) for about 10 hours straight, you can now enjoy what you are listening to anywhere you happen to be and all completely wireless. Jawbone, a company who makes some of the best bluetooth headsets available is offering you the “Jambox“, a bluetooth speaker to play your music that is just under the size of a brick (about 6″ X 4″ X 1 1/2″). Funny that with red being on of the colors offered and along with its’ size the only thing missing is to play the old Rick James’ song! (Cue rim shot for “She’s a Brick, House). With the Jambox you can play music from your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch for example and fill a room, picnic area or backyard with sounds you don’t have to stay within arms length to hear and enjoy. Jawbone explains it best when they say, “Unlike other portable speakers, JAMBOX is powered by a pair of proprietary, highly sophisticated acoustic drivers, unmatched in their ability to produce extreme high (tweeter) and low (woofer) frequencies from a single, ultra-small dome speaker. They work in concert with an innovative moving-wall passive bass radiator and airtight enclosure to deliver shimmering highs and thumping lows that you can literally feel – the richest sound all in the palm of your hand”.
Not only will the Jambox pump out your tunes, movies and games loud and clear, the Jambox has another trick hidden under it’s sleeve. Now you have a portable conference call or personal speakerphone you can place for example on the kitchen table so you can walk around and talk while you cook with no wires and at least a 33ft range away from your phone, all since this bad boy also has a powerfull built-in microphone. Now I am sounding like a late night infomercial host when I say “wait, that’s not all”. Jawbone claims “JAMBOX is the only speaker in the world that gets smarter every time you plug it in. Just sync it with Jawbone’s industry-first MyTALK online platform and JAMBOX downloads apps, software upgrades, and the latest features. Its integrated intelligence allows you to personalize JAMBOX to your specific preferences. No other speaker on the planet is intelligent and updateable – but then again, nothing else is quite like JAMBOX.”
For a $199 price tag I can say if the sound lives up to half of the hype, I will be looking to purchase myself one in the near future. I spent $169 a few years ago for a portable speaker system for my iPod Video to get away from the tin sounding treble and non-existing bass that other speakers were offering at the time. It was neither wireless (you had to plug the iPod into the speaker frame) and had no speakerphone. With some of the games for the touch, the need to hold the iPod and have great sound with no wires, just sounds great to me. Plus many of the apps I have sound great with headphones so to watch movies, listen to music or enhance my gaming experience (not to mention connecting it to your netbook/laptop/tablet for better sounding audio) is a welcome addition to my tech collection. Comment below and let MRT know what you think of a Jawbone speaker device. We always value your comments.