Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Honey, They Shrunk the Speaker

Your big sounds just got smaller with the Mini Jambox


There was a time when a man couldn't enjoy his tunes out loud without at least a small sound system or the tinny speakers of his smartphone. And those were dark days, indeed.

Jawbone changed all that a few years back when it introduced the Jambox, a pretty-as-can-be Bluetooth-enabled portable speaker that sounded just right for the price.

Now, Jawbone's done it again with the Mini Jambox.

At a little over six inches long and two inches tall, it's about half as thick as the original, but pumps out nearly as much sound from a package that could fit in your pants pocket.

Made from a single piece of unibody aluminum and available in nine different designs, the Mini packs two neodymium drivers and a passive bass radiator, guaranteeing superior sound compared to similar speakers of its size.

The Mini also comes loaded with a free Jawbone app for iOS and Android that lets you collect all of your various playlists — iTunes, Rdio, Spotify — in one place for optimal tunage at all times. And its rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers up to 10 hours of audio and a whopping 75 hours of standby time.

But you won't be standing by, now will you?

Mini Jambox

Price: $180 here

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