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Jawbone's best portable speaker, but there are other solid options

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The Mini might not be for everyone, but at the very least it's a clear improvement over the original Jambox for the same price.

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7.7
13 reviews
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    7.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Durability
    8.3
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8.0
Engadget Sep 24, 2013

The price is right if you're interested in what the Mini Jambox has to offer -- namely, a stylish, well-built Bluetooth speaker with extended app functionality ... the Mini is a clear improvement over the original for the same price.

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9.0
New York Times Oct 17, 2013

It looks fantastic and sounds terrific for its size. You can certainly get louder sound or richer bass in a Bluetooth speaker, but not in one this small.

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8.0
CNET Oct 3, 2013

While you'll pay a premium for it, the Jawbone Mini Jambox is the best-sounding and best-designed micro wireless speaker.

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6.0
PC Mag Nov 8, 2013

Jawbone's Mini Jambox is an impressively small, stylish speaker, but it isn't very loud for its size, offers little to no bass, and pales in comparison to the now-$150 full-size Jambox.

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9.0
ABC News Sep 7, 2013

If you're seeking an incredibly portable speaker with a great blend of sound and unmatched style, the Mini Jambox is the best speaker to have with you.

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8.0
TechHive Sep 16, 2013

For its size, the Mini Jambox is still quite impressive. If you crave portability and battery power, and if you are willing to sacrifice bass and volume to get them, the Mini Jambox is a solid buy.

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8.0
Time Sep 4, 2013

In a funny way, the Mini Jambox is a 2013 version of what the original Jambox was in 2010: A Bluetooth speaker that aims to be so intensely portable and personal that you’ll take it nearly anywhere.

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8.0
Mashable Sep 4, 2013

While other companies have stood out among wireless speakers with software tricks and larger designs, Jawbone has leveled-up the category by going back to basics.

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10
T3 Dec 20, 2013

You could argue that it should be a little cheaper, but the bonus features, the classy design and the incredibly convenient size and battery life easily make it all worthwhile once paired with the ludicrously good audio quality that we've come to expect from speakers from this company.

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8.0
Huffington Post Sep 4, 2013

The Mini Jambox is made for those moments -- at a park, at an impromptu gathering with a few friends, when you're showing someone a viral video -- when your phone or tablet's internal speaker isn't going to cut it.

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6.0
TrustedReviews Nov 1, 2013

If you want a small portable speaker to play at relatively low volumes around the house, the Mini Jambox is a solid – if slightly expensive – choice. However, if you're willing to go for a slightly larger box, you can get more powerful sound for less money.

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First Looks

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Engadget Sep 4, 2013

As you'd expect, the Mini Jambox pumps out surprisingly loud sound, given its petite frame. What's interesting is that the unibody aluminum casing (designed by Chief Creative Officer Yves Behar) acts as both an enclosure and an acoustic cavity for the two internal drivers.

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Gizmodo Sep 4, 2013

So, yeah, it's definitely smaller, and it would definitely fit into a backpack more easily (though it couldn't look/feel good in jeans pockets) but we're not exactly talking night and day here.

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CNET Sep 4, 2013

While the Mini delivered more oomph than the speakers of your average smartphone or tablet, it didn't measure up to my memory of the sonics of larger wireless speakers.

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SlashGear Sep 4, 2013

Overall, there’s a lot to like about the MINI JAMBOX, and in fact the convenience of the smaller, lighter form-factor means we’d probably lean toward it rather than the original JAMBOX.

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CNN Sep 5, 2013

The Mini is narrower and lighter, sure, but not dramatically so. Its real virtue is more subtle: It is incredibly good at connecting wirelessly to other machines. No trivial thing, that.

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9.0
Jshulman Jshulman

The Graphite Facet Mini Jambox is my side kick. Overall a great device, but thats not what anyone cares about. So whats not so great: (note: this is really critical. The little things that could be better from a detail freak.) You can feel the base if you hold the device in your hands, but...

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