Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth Speaker – Another Holiday Pick from Robyn

by Robyn Wright on December 14, 2013

in Reviews & Giveaways,Tech

JAWBONE Mini Jambox

We listen to music a lot in our home. Hubby is a musician (hobby) and I just enjoy music. However, we do not own a regular stereo anymore. It has been years since we had one actually. The music we listen to is in digital format now. I use Xbox Music and Hubby uses Google Music and YouTube for most of his music choices. When we want to hear the music out loud without the use of earbuds we use external Bluetooth speakers and our favorite right now is the Jawbone Mini Jambox (disclosure: I was gifted a Mini Jambox from Verizon, opinions are my own).

The Jawbone Mini Jambox works with Bluetooth devices including iOS, Android, and Windows Phones

The Mini Jambox works via just about any Bluetooth enabled device and you can actually use a wired connection as well. I use it with my Windows Phone, a Nokia Lumia 928, and Hubby uses it with his Android tablet, a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab 2.

To use the Jambox you simply turn it on, press the pairing button and then make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your device and scan for devices. They will quickly find each other. The Mini Jambox is actually one of the easiest and fastest devices I have seen to pair. Once paired up when you play music on your device the sound comes out of the Jawbone speaker now. Super easy!

The retail price of the Jawbone Mini Jambox is $179. I know that may seem a little pricey, but the sound quality is amazing and Hubby and I both really feel it is worth the price. We have tried other brands of Bluetooth speakers at lower prices but the sound quality is just not the same in those. The Mini Jambox has a very rich tone at all levels of sound.

Photo from Jawbone - the dimensions of the Jawbone Mini Jambox

At just over 6” long and 2.25” tall it is a nice compact size. It weighs 9 ounces – a fairly heavy weight for something this small but it makes a difference. The Mini Jawbone is very sturdy (I’ve dropped mine even – don’t tell Hubby).

The controls are simplistic. On top the round button controls play, pause, rewind and forward, and the minus and plus signs control the volume level.

The top controls on the Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth Speaker

On the side, the top button is power, next is the pairing button, and the mini USB and audio jack are both here as well.

The side controls on the Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth Speaker

Did I mention you can also use this as a speaker phone? It is great when you have it paired with your smartphone as it will allow the music to be paused and a conversation to take place. If you make conference calls it has a fabulous sound also, far better than what your actual smartphone has. The top buttons are what you can use to control answering and ignoring incoming calls even.

Another fun feature is that you can get updates to the voice that is used when you turn on the Mini Jambox, have a call, and check battery life. The original is nice, but on the Jawbone website you can get several other options including a baseball theme, hero theme, mobster them, and several other different languages as well. You just plug in your device to your computer to install these optional audio files as well as get any firmware updates for the Mini Jawbone. There is also an app (for Android and iOS) that can help you with updates and such, but it is not required to use the device at all.

The Mini Jawbone is able to fill an entire room with music at a party easily. We also use it when we sit out on the patio to enjoy music when the weather is nice. Hubby uses a different brand speaker at work, but he is going to get another Jawbone Mini Jambox to replace it because he likes this one so much more.

You can purchase Jawbone Mini Jambox from Verizon and several other retailers. It comes in several color choices as well.

For anyone who enjoys music this would be a fabulous holiday gift. Who on your list would enjoy a Jawbone Mini Jambox?

Robyn

© 2013, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

  • Jane m

    I really like this mini speaker. I would love to have this in the kitchen, right now we do have a stero system in the living room, but if the guys are watching tv, I can’t use while cooking or baking. I will take your advice, you get what you pay for.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      This would be perfect for you to have in the kitchen – plus it is super portable so you could use it anywhere else you like too!

  • Eileen Richter

    We ended up buying a cheap AM FM boombox with a place for my daughter’s ipod for our kitchen. But it doesnt have real quality sound. I can’t beleive our kids have never heard the REAL music like we used to get from woofers and real stereo sound. I miss that. I am thinking some of these small jam speakers might do it!

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Your kids will be shocked LOL. This might be a great family gift for the holidays even because any of you can connect via Bluetooth or audio jack and play your own music through it with that great sound

  • http://historyinculture.wordpress.com/ Robin

    The price does seem high, but since it’s high-quality and user-friendly I can see how it would be a great gift (and I might put it on my own wish list)!

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      When I first saw the prices on Jawbone Jamboxes I was a little hesitant as well. However, after hearing them in person I was incredibly surprised at their quality and was convinced they were worth the cost. I still feel that way after having them in my own home, and especially with comparing to lower cost brands which have not held up.

  • Ravzie

    This is exactly what I need for the hubs. I have looked at some of this sort of speakers, but I never know which ones are really good or worth the money. Thanks for the info.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Happy to help Ravzie! There are 3 different sizes of the Jawbone Jambox even so you can get the one that will suit him best.

  • tannawings

    My husband actually has one of these and he LOVES it. He has always collected music and put all of his LPs and his CDs on a harddrive. I couldnt tell you how many he has but if you name a band it is there. It works great and it is pretty darn loud. It was one of his presents!

  • tbradwofford

    Demoed one of these at Target yesterday. Very impressive sound. For the past couple of years I’ve been using a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker (http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-D200-Bluetooth-Wireless-Speaker/M/B003N9PJDI.htm). I also use Xbox Music. This time of year I enjoy creating a playlist of Christmas albums by my favorite artists and streaming the playlist (in shuffle mode) to my Bluetooth speaker.

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