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While you'll pay a premium for it, the Jawbone Mini Jambox is the best-sounding and best-designed micro wireless speaker.
The Jawbone Big Jambox doesn't quite measure up to the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile and it carries a premium price tag, but it's an impressively designed product that offers strong performance and speakerphone capabilities.
Available as a free download via Jawbone's MyTalk, the update adds new features and performance improvements, including better battery life.
While it doesn't live up to its billing as "the world's smallest audiophile Bluetooth speaker," the Monster SupersStar has some nice attributes, including a slim, splash-resistant design and built-in speakerphone.
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Jawbone has used the LiveAudio algorithm across its Jambox range, but the audio widening makes the Mini sound truly remarkable.
The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.
While it doesn't sound as good as its more expensive rivals, the Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz XL is the best big Bluetooth speaker you can get for under $100.
Cambridge SoundWorks adds to its line of value wireless Bluetooth speakers with the larger OontZ XL, which sounds better than competing $100 models.
Jawbone pushes out a free software upgrade for its Jambox Bluetooth portable speaker, allowing listeners to enjoy a more expansive stereo audio effect the company calls LiveAudio.