Name: JAMBOX by Jawbone
What it is: A rechargeable Bluetooth wireless smart speaker that packs a big sound into a box that's less than 6 inches long, 2 inches tall and about 11/2 inches deep. It includes a built-in microphone for phone calls, and features proprietary acoustic stereo drivers and a passive bass radiator. Jawbone says JAMBOX gets better over time because its MyTALK feature allows users to personalize their JAMBOX with a signature voice and add audio apps and software updates. The speaker is available in red dot, gray hex, blue wave and black diamond designs, and comes with two micro-USB charging cables (60-inch and 12.5-inch), a wall charger, sleek black carrying case and a 36-inch, 3.5-mm stereo cable for laptops or devices without Bluetooth connectivity.
The good: The JAMBOX pairs easily with my iMac and my
The bad: The volume can be cranked only about half as high on the Real Audio setting, so I sometimes switch to the default setting when I want to boost volume. I wish the speaker cost a bit less. (At last check, Amazon was selling JAMBOX as low as $170.)