Mini Jambox thrashes the competition


    Dec 06, 2013

    Mini Jambox thrashes the competition


    THE Jawbone Mini Jambox is the third in the series of Jambox Bluetooth speakers, the first two being the Jambox and the Big Jambox.

    Size-wise, the Mini is half the thickness of the Jambox and, like the earlier models, is controlled via a free app for iOS and Android.

    But, for those who are quite happy just using it as a speaker, there are button controls and a wired connection as well.

    The Mini Jambox comes in a 0.3kg box with rechargeable batteries that can sustain up to 10 hours of continuous playback and some 75 hours of stand-by time on a single charge.

    As a speaker, the sound it pumps out is solid, detailed and much better than what emanates from the multitude of competing Bluetooth sound boxes.

    Another distinguishing feature of the Mini Jambox is the different functions available via the Jawbone app - like activating Siri or making a call to a contact - which makes this speaker much more than a sound box.

    The Mini Jambox is also more affordable, compared to its predecessors.

    How much: $278, available in Red Dot, Silver Dot, Graphite Facet, Blue Diamond, Aqua Scales, and Purple Snowflake