This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Jawbone's Big Jambox

About Video Transcript

First Look: Jawbone's Big Jambox

2:38 /

The Jambox grows up and, not surprisingly, sounds a lot better.

I'm David Carnelly Executive Editor for CNET.com and I'm here with the new Jawbone big Jambox. That's right. Jawbone kept it simple and simply called it the big Jambox. It's about three times the size of the original Jambox which is a bluetooth speaker. This is also a bluetooth speaker. It's obviously not as portable as the original Jambox but this one is designed to be portable and offer a better sale. It does definitely offer a bigger, richer and better sale on bigger base, more detailed. Obviously when you go to a bigger speaker size, you can get better sale. This one does not come with any sort of carrying case or anything like that. It does come with an AC adapter for charging. You do need to use that AC adapter the smaller model can be charge via USB. This one also has a USB connection but that is simply for (firm more?) updates. This one charges at about 2-1/2 hours to get a full charge and it goes for up to 12 hours on a single charge. The big Jambox weighs at 2.7 pounds but Jawbone did (watch?) be able to carry it with one hand, it comes this in graphite color here as well as a white version and a red version. Like the original Jambox, this is a peachier called live audio you enable it by pressing the volume up and down buttons together and that feature's enabled and basically widened the sound stage. If it digital trickly that makes the speakers sound a little bit more three dimensional, I have that wider sound stage. You can use your Smartphone or tablet as a remote when you using this with bluetooth to stream audio or your movies. There are also some buttons on top, that allow you to skip tracks forward and back and new to this model is a dedicated pairing button. You press that button to set the speaker into pairing mode, that's really all the risk to it except for the price point. This one is rather expensive at $299 that puts it right out there with a (boze?) sound like wireless, another very good performing portable bluetooth speaker. Well I can't say it's a bargain at that highest point, I can certainly say that it is a very well designed speaker. It also sound very good for it size and this is a premium bluetooth portable speaker. So if you're looking for something like that, this certainly fits the bill. I'm David Carnelly. And that's the Jawbone big Jambox Bluetooth Speaker.

New releases

How to play Aprils Fools' Pac-Man in Google Maps
1:56 March 31, 2015
Clear all the power pellets in your town with Pac-Man for Google Maps just in time for April Fools Day!
Play video
The Samsung Galaxy S6 gets dropped and dunked
4:25 March 31, 2015
The Galaxy S6 is getting great reviews, but its also getting tortured. YouTube is rolling out 4K video and eSports will be a big part...
Play video
2015 Chevrolet Trax LS
5:00 March 31, 2015
Chevy's newest SUV and its smallest.
Play video
Jay Z's Tidal music service makes star-studded splash
1:14 March 31, 2015
Alicia Keys joined rap mogul Jay Z, Madonna and other music icons to introduce Tidal, what they call the first artist-owned streaming-music...
Play video
Amazon Dash Buttons may be the future of grocery shopping
2:53 March 31, 2015
Running low on something? Put an Amazon Dash Button in your home to instantly order more. Also Google makes a bigger push for Chrome...
Play video
Hisense's Chromebook is portable, light and only $149
1:48 March 31, 2015
This new budget Chromebook is perfect for students.
Play video
What is the Turing Test?
1:54 March 31, 2015
You've probably heard of the Turing Test for artificial intelligence, but how does it work? And what does it mean if a robot passes...
Play video
On the road: Mercedes F 015
5:53 March 31, 2015
Brian Cooley rides in the Mercedes F 015 self-driving concept vehicle and explains how we'll live with cars in the future.
Play video