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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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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Pros
  • Elegant design
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Impressive battery life
  • Improved Jawbone app works with Spotify, Rdio and iTunes
Cons
  • Limited volume
  • Annoying firmware update process
  • Overall package trails some competitors
81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

100
rdsOLDschool
I got the Mini Jambox when it first came out and I have to say it smokes them...read more
100
netzkobold
Love it, take it anywhere we go, camping, weekend trip, vacation, park, beach,...read more
90
chuckst
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
95
Average user Score
 
100
rdsOLDschool
I got the Mini Jambox when it first came out and I have to say it smokes them all. It is just the right size with the best sound. It feel like QUALITY when you hold it in your hand and turn it on. I love that you can pair two together. Great product from a top notch company!
 
100
netzkobold
Love it, take it anywhere we go, camping, weekend trip, vacation, park, beach, backyard/BBQ etc
 
90
chuckst
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
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 you can't really hear it.Usb input would be nice for charging other devices, even if the battery is only big enough for a little bluetooth speaker. Would be nice.There is customization of what buttons do, just not enough.Skipping tracks by double clicking the pause/play is not intuitive. Found myself constantly pressing the buttons to slow. A short press of the volume up and volume down would be preferred.Not a fan of the branding. Unsure of its purpose as it's almost impossible to read as is. To me the device is so unique it doesn't even need the minuscule JAWBONE branding.