The Good The Soundmatters FoxL Dash 7 is a tiny wireless speaker that sounds good for its size, has good battery life (12 hours), and is ideal for frequent travelers. It comes with a nice carrying case that converts into a stand and has speakerphone capabilities.
The Bad Pretty pricey; doesn't sound as good at higher volumes with bass-heavy material and more complicated music.
The Bottom Line While it's a bit overpriced, the Soundmatters FoxL Dash 7 is a superslim Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its size.
A top micro wireless speaker that's pricey
Jawbone put tiny Bluetooth wireless speakers on the map with the, but Soundmatters is the company that provided key audio components for the Jambox while quietly selling its own well-received speaker, the FoxL.
Like the, which also apparently uses some of Soundmatters' technology, the new FoxL Dash 7 is a very slim speaker that's only 0.75 inch deep and weighs a mere 0.44 pound. It's thinner than the Mini Jambox but longer and can be propped up vertically using the included convertible case stand, or laid down flat so the speaker fires upward. Like the Jambox, it doubles as a speakerphone and works well in that capacity.
Overall, it's a really nice little speaker that comes in a few different colors and obviously travels very well -- and I like the fact that it comes with a case, something that Jawbone didn't include with the Mini. On the flip side, the Dash doesn't have the Mini's fancy voice prompts, which also alert you to battery level.
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