December 29th 2011 6:21 pm


conclusion:We like it

89 March 18th 2012 3:38 pm

If you're ready to move beyond all those bulky, traditional speaker docks that require you to, well, dock your device, be sure to check out the Jambox: a portable battery-powered Bluetooth stereo speaker that looks and sounds great, considering its size. It also doubles as a speakerphone, and will work with your iPhone, Android, or any other Bluetooth-capable device. And if you really want to cable up, it still has a standard 3.5-inch stereo input, too.

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User reviews

39 reviews
Engadget Dec 3, 2010

it's the perfect way to augment anything you'd share that doesn't have decent speakers of its own. Plugged into a bedroom TV, connected to an iPad or typical laptop -- or any phone you'd care to name -- there is absolutely no comparison between the Jambox and the drivers these devices ship with.

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CNET Aug 24, 2011

The Jawbone Jambox is a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker with advanced features, a stunning design, and a balanced sound that defies its small, convenient size.

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PC World Nov 4, 2010

This isn't going to be an impulse purchase for most people, but it packs a major upgrade in sound quality into very little space. I think frequent business travelers are especially likely to find it appealing.

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PC Mag Aug 24, 2011

Offers some great features, long battery life, and solid sound. However, its $199 price tag simply isn't justified ... If you really need a wireless speakerphone/music speaker in one product, it's a good choice, but there are better dedicated alternatives.

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SlashGear Nov 4, 2010

The Jawbone JAMBOX’s RRP of $199 is no small amount, but the payoff is audio performance that belies its size and portability ... If you’re serious about speakerphone and mobile music, the combination of flexibility and above-average sound quality makes it tough to beat.

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Android Central Oct 16, 2012

If you're looking for a portable and stylish Bluetooth speaker, it's hard to go wrong with the Jambox... The only real downside is that the pricetag might be a little steep for something so small.

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roberto roberto

I absolutely love this product. The universality of having a Bluetooth speaker makes it easy to use across different brands of devices without having to worry about things like dock compatibility. The sound quality is superb for such a small device. I'm not an audiophile, so perhaps more...

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usercf49d9f498d usercf49d9f498d

I resisted buying a Jambox for over a year, because the $199 price is pretty outrageous, Last New Year's Eve, however, I found myself reaching for a red one at an Apple Store, and before my head knew what was happening, my hands had whipped out my iPhone and scanned it. Back at the hotel, it...

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Badmojoman Badmojoman

I may be in the minority, but I'm not too thrilled with the Jambox. The overall audio quality is excellent, but the volume is limited at best. If I have it on with any appliance running in the background, the sound from the Jambox is completely diminished. From a design perspective, it's ok, but...

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Growmac Growmac

Battery life is far better than claimed. Gets about 20 hours+ easily. A great little thing, but not a patch on the Bose bluetooth speaker we also own. Saying that, it's 1/5 the size and half the cost!

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briferg briferg

It worked great right out of the box. It is small and light and sounds way bigger than it is. The bluetooth was great and I really liked it. A few weeks after I got back the USB charging port detached from the circuit board and it wouldn't charge anymore rendering it useless. After checking...

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nesscar nesscar

Overall, pretty good. Works better on a hard, flat surface of course. Bass is kinda lacking. The case that it comes with is next to useless. Great battery life.

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Roney Roney

I had been looking at these for awhile. I wondered how the sound would be from something so small. An instructor at the college I go to has one in her office and I was impressed. The sound is big and full, turning up the volume does not rattle the box or distort the sound. I have used it while I...

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MetalHaze MetalHaze

Only thing I have an issue with is successfully pairing the device on my first attempt to my iPhone. It usually takes me a couple tries to get it to properly pair. It can be very annoying. But other than that, it's an amazing device.

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