9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Expensive, but amazing and totally worth it,
This review is from: Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Speaker Hi-Fi, Stereo, Speaker, Red Dot (Electronics)
This speaker is amazing. Not only does it deliver technically and design-wise, but the practical implications are very dramatic! I have found myself listening to music in places I never was able to before, e.g. in the hire car, by the pool etc. Yes there have been solutions already but something about the ease of use and design just make this a joy to get out and use. When there are a few of you all with smartphones with music, anyone can play their music on it wirelessly, its very awesome.
The sound quality is excellent. Its not going to fill a party room but its as close as you'll get at this size. The sound is crisp and you get bass as well - its the first mini speaker I've been happy to listen to rock music on.
You also get MyTalk - a service on the Jawbone website that lets you download firmware updates to the speaker and add new features like changing the voice and installing apps like voice dialling etc, all of this is free.
You can also connect multiple devices to it simultaneously, so for example you could be streaming music from a laptop or tablet, and have your phone connected for answering phone calls.
It is really really easy to use, with only 3 buttons and one on/off/pair switch. You can use this pretty much out of the box without even looking at the manual.
The battery life is excellent, I've not managed to run it out yet and used it all holiday with just one small top up. It also charges really quickly (2.5hrs for a full charge).
In the box they haven't skimped either - you get TWO USB cables - one for use with the mains charger and a spare, and you get a really nice fabric case with magnetic clips to hold the speaker. These magnets also are used when the case is collapsed and hold it together - some great design there.
Obviously the cost is prohibitive for many, but like Apple products, if you place a greater value on things like build quality, design, and user interface/experience, you need look no further than this product. You pay a premium, but you get the best product in its category.