Jawbone Mini Jambox 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.
- Elegant design
- Sturdy build quality
- Impressive battery life
- Improved Jawbone app works with Spotify, Rdio and iTunes
- Limited volume
- Annoying firmware update process
- Overall package trails some competitors
Jawbone's original Jambox made Bluetooth portable speakers a mass-market hit. Since then, though, Jawbone has started to lag behind as other companies have come out with better units that cost either the same price or less. Now, the $180 Mini Jambox is here with an even more portable design to help Jawbone keep its edge. Now that we've gotten the chance to live with it for a few weeks, it's time to answer the big questions you might have before placing a pre-order. Does the Mini Jambox offer marked improvements over the original? Is it enough to compete with all the other options in this space? And, most importantly, is the price right? Read on for the Engadget take.
How It Stacks Up
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