Jawbone brought out some very sexy mini wireless speakers last month called Mini Jambox and sent me a set to play around with. First thing I thought when the package arrived though was that this couldn’t possibly be the whole thing given it’s half the size of a bestselling novel?! But no there’s a reason its called a mini and thats cause its amazingly compact.
So first things first the packaging is nicely designed and a clear taster of what you’re going to find inside. Crack the box in half and the first thing you touch is the cold brushed aluminium body and the tactile indented speaker pattern down one side… I was feeling the same kind of excitement opening it up as I would for a brand new Mac! I got a very attractive ‘blue diamond’ coloured Jambox and after a brief skim over the quick start guide I fired it up. Make sure you hold on tight though because the little brick shook and pulsed so loudly that it scared the crap out of me and I nearly dropped it!
The Mini Jambox is packed with features and a long list of special tech that means it can squeeze out some impressive sounds from its sleek little body for around 10 hours! Usually on something this size you play some house music and nothing in the low end comes through and its all hi hats! But on the Jambox you definitely still get some of those lower bass tones. In fact when I was playing some new Waze & Odyssey stuff on it the sofa started to vibrate.
The Mini Jambox comes with a USB charging cable and a double ended stereo cable to plug into any device that won’t sync up with it via Bluetooth. You can also download a very good looking app for your iPhone to control it with. Once you’ve synced it to your phone with the help of a surprising little French accented lady you can play all your tracks on your phone or pick from a few internet streaming services like Spotify or Rdio. You can even use the Jambox speakers as a hands free devise as it will synch up with Siri.
All together if I wanted to buy a little wireless speaker dock to take with me to a festival or on my holidays then this would be it… it looks amazing, it sounds incredible for its size and if you can afford the £149.99 price tag then we would definitely recommend this piece of kit.