Jawbone Big Jambox

The Good For a compact portable Bluetooth speaker, the Jawbone Big Jambox delivers impressive sound, has good battery life, and plays loudly without distortion. It also has a built-in rechargeable battery, an auxiliary input, a rugged design, and business-grade speakerphone capabilities.

The Bad The Big Jambox is pricey and isn't as portable as its little brother, the original Jambox.

The Bottom Line 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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.4 Overall

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Review

Jawbone Big Jambox

Some products end up becoming so-called poster children for their category, and there's no doubt that Jawbone's Jambox is a premier portable Bluetooth speaker that's been one of the major driving forces behind popularizing the tiny wireless speaker category. What's always impressed people about the Jambox is how much sound -- and decent sound, at that -- comes out of such a small speaker. So, what does Jawbone do for an encore?

It goes bigger and more expensive.

Yes, the latest addition to the Jambox family, the $299 Big Jambox, is three times as large as the original Jambox, measuring 3.6 by 10 by 3.1 inches (HWD) and weighing 2.7 pounds. It maintains its little brother's signature boxy design with a wraparound metal grille and rubberized top and sides. A sleek-looking speaker -- it comes in graphite, white, and red -- it's easy to pick up and carry in one hand thanks to the indented, geometric design of the perforated metal grille. It's also worth noting that Jawbone's designers equipped the bottom of the speaker with eight of what the company describes as "strategically placed rubber feet to help isolate vibrations [to] reduce movement caused by heavy bass."

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $299
  • Brand AliphCom
  • Type Portable speaker
  • Color Red
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