Jawbone Jambox Brings the Beats
Recently I was able to get my hands on a portable bluetooth speaker. Not only does it pump out quality sounds it can also handle hands free calling. The added bonus is that it is quite portable. The product I am talking about is the Jambox from Jawbone. Yes the same people who make quality bluetooth headsets decided to take their knowledge and push in onto the portable speaker front. Well did they do a good job? Did it fall short of high expectations? Find out now in our in-depth review.
I got the package from Jawbone and it came in a shoe box, with an old school radio on the cover. Inside the box was all I needed to have to set up the Jambox, a 60 inch microUSB charging cable, 12.5 inch microUSB charging cable, 36 inch 3.5mm stereo cable, carrying case, A/C wall charger, and User Guide.
The odd thing is when I first saw it I was wondering if the quality of sound coming out of this little box will be anything note worthy. To my surprise it does a great job pumping out the tunes. Check out the specs...
There are a few key specifications that may be of interest to you, including:
- Built-in microphone
- Bluetooth 2.1 radio
- 3.5mm headset jack
- microUSB port
- Output level of 85db at 0.5m
- Frequency response of 60 Hz to 20 kHz
- Battery life of about 10 hours of continuous play
- Dimensions of 151 x 57 x 40 mm and 347 grams (12 ounces)
- Four available colors and front designs: black diamond, blue wave, grey hex, and red dot
The basic design is simple. A box shape with a wire mesh design around all sides. Once you look in the front of the Jambox do you see the two speakers. On the top of the Jambox is the Volume up and Volume Down and the Talk button. The Talk button is used to answer and end calls. During a call you can press and hold the plus and minus buttons at the same time for 2 seconds and then hear the “mute on” words spoken by the speaker. The light of the on/off switch will also glow red. You can also voice dial through a compatible phone by holding the talk button for about 3 seconds. MyTalk in the Jambox so you can customize your experience a bit. You can change the voice and tone with MyTalk. You can also try out dial apps on the Jambox so make sure to check out the MyTalk page for more.Continued on the next page