The folks behind the Jawbone wireless Bluetooth headsets have always defied convention. When Jawbone was first introduced in 2006, the privately-held San Francisco outfit ran loud weed whackers during calls to emphasize the headset’s ability to suppress background noises. More recently, Jawbone introduced voice dialing and information apps for its Icon-branded Bluetooth earpiece.
The Jambox connects to your phone via Bluetooth to let you talk to people and listen to their replies. It can also play music, which is handy, either via Bluetooth or through a 3.5mm jack. It’s got a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that juices up via micr-USB, and it looks pretty slick overall. Unfortunately, it’s $200, and I’m not sure it’s that slick. There’s also an integrated microphone for speakerphone operation and a multipurpose button that can be programmed for speed dial. Expect around 8 hours running off the internal battery.
The Bluetooth range is up to about 33 feet, the company says. The built-in microphone (for speakerphone calls) only works with Bluetooth. Jambox is compatible with Jawbone apps. An audio voice tells you if the battery needs charging or says the phone number of an incoming caller aloud. The voice also piped in when I first “paired” the Jambox to my iPhone during Bluetooth set-up, which was a cinch.
Jambox’s eye-candy design doesn’t hurt things either. The speaker is available in four colors, each sporting a slightly different embossed geometric design on the speaker grille. The thing is exceedingly hip. It makes a speaker like the Logitech Z515 look downright matronly. Because of its small size, light weight and sturdy build, you can throw Jambox in a bag and easily schlep it to an office, hotel room or vacation home.
To Buy Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speaker from Amazon, Click Here.
Check out Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speaker & Speakerphone video,