HMDX Bluetooth speakers impress at CES 2013 Unveiled

HMDX builds on the momentum it gained in 2012, with a line of new Bluetooth speakers slated for release this spring.

In 2012, the Jam Classic Bluetooth speaker surprised with impressive sales. Josh Miller/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Here at the CES Unveiled press event, HMDX, makers of the Jam Classic -- one of the neatest Bluetooth speakers I've seen (I actually received one as a holiday gift) -- revealed a line of new products to build on the momentum it gained in 2012.

First up is the Jam Plus, which is a step up from the Jam Classic. Just like its predecessor, the Jam Plus speaker works with Bluetooth-enabled devices up to 30 feet away and comes with a rechargeable battery that provides up to 4 hours of wireless play. As for sound quality, the Plus puts out comparable sound quality with the Classic, but it does offer slightly deeper bass because of its larger design. Its primary selling point, though, is its ability to pair with another Plus speaker for a two-channel stereo experience. When paired, either speaker can be designated left or right, or you can switch both to mono sound, in case you want an identical listening experience in, say, two different rooms. The Jam Plus is slated to be released in spring 2013 for $59.99.

The Jam Classic speaker was released this past June, while the Jam Plus and Jam Party speakers are slated for spring 2013. Josh Miller/CNET

If your listening purposes require even more power, HMDX has a bigger Bluetooth speaker on the way. The upcoming Jam Party offers the power of four speakers packaged in one compact speaker bar that's about the size of a Jawbone Jambox. The Jam Party speaker bar is slated to be released in spring 2013 for $119.99.

If you're interested in Bluetooth speakers, then definitely give HMDX's products a look. They're the only speakers I've seen that come packaged in glass jars, so they should be easy to spot.

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Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.

 

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