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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Model

Key Specs

Type
Wireless speakers
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo, Bluetooth

General

Type
Wireless speakers

Connections

Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo, Bluetooth

Controls

Controls
yes (Volume, Media playback)

Power

Has batteries
yes (Rechargeable)
Power adapter
Internal

Other

Clock
no
Kickstand
no
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