70
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

We're not sure why Jabra thinks a Bluetooth speaker that looks like a sneaker (Solemate, get it?) is a good idea, but that's about the only thing that makes this average-sounding speaker stand out. As CNET points out, it has "decent sound and battery life" and "doesn't sound great at high volumes." PC Mag dings it for "mediocre speakerphone quality" as well as some bass distortion, and warns that you shouldn't expect it to "power your next big party." Given the plethora of affordable Bluetooth speakers now available (the Logitech UE Mobile Boombox, for example, is less than $100), there are better options than the Solemate -- unless you really want a speaker that looks like a sneaker.

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Audio quality

73
 

Design and form factor

78
 

Durability

80
 

Portability

76
 

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80
 

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