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Jawbone Jambox review:

Jawbone Jambox

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Typical Price: $249.95
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The Good Funky Lego-like design. Microphone works well. Easy set-up.

The Bad Audio quality is suited for speakerphone usage, but is not great for music. Audio over Bluetooth can be a little quiet. Expensive.

The Bottom Line The Jambox would happily find a place on a desk in a modern office as a speakerphone, but we don't recommend it as a speaker for most types of music.

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CNET Editors' Rating

6.0 Overall

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Design

Portable speakers, especially of the wireless variety, are typically a good-looking bunch of devices. A glance at the speakers section under iPhone accessories on the Apple Australia website is like a beauty pageant of tech, where the Jambox by Jawbone shares the stage with the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin and the UFO-like Philips Fidelio speaker dock amongst others.

Of this group, the Jambox is the smallest speaker, in fact with 151x57x40mm dimensions the Jambox is one of the smallest speaker units you'll find with a reputable name attached. Our review unit came in a ruby red colour, giving the Jambox the appearance of an oversized block of Lego from a distance. On the top of the unit are three raised buttons, a round calling button and two volume keys. On the side is a 3.5mm audio input socket alongside a power switch and a micro-USB port for charging.

The Jambox is at least as good looking as you are.
(Credit: Jawbone)

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