The Jawbone JAMBOX

The Jawbone JAMBOX

Gregory Han
Nov 4, 2010

You probably already know we're big suckers for anything designed by Yves Béhar (can he, Jonathan Ive, Tom Dixon and Dieter Rams just join together and form a SuperFriends design company already?). Whether a wireless headset or personal massager. But in this case any vibratory stimulation will come via the audio emanating from the beautiful, angular-geometric case of the Jawbone JAMBOX.

The JAMBOX is the big brother to the Jawbone headset aesthetically, enlarged and equipped to operate as Bluetooth wireless speaker in conjunction with your mobile phones, computer or tablets. Designed to be for on-the-go portability, the battery powered JAMBOX is rated for 10 hours of use, making it a solid option for travel audio duty.

Two acoustic drivers and ultra-small dome are housed inside the stainless steel construction and industrial-weight molded rubber casing, with all four sides wrapped with a single wrapped grill surface to reduce vibration and give the speaker a very solid, seamless form. Besides the meticulous modernist design (his designs always exude a tactile enthusiasm inviting touch), the other notable feature is the ability to update and upgrade the speaker unit via an online app platform, MyTALK. We can't yet say how it sounds, but a few early reviews point out it does a serviceable job, especially for the size.

Available in Blue Wave, Black Diamond, Grey Hex and Red Dot, with each colour adorned with its own specific dots, diamonds and wave pattern (can't decide whether we love the Blue or Red version more). The JAMBOX will sell for $199 at Apple Stores and BestBuy Mobile Stores on November 16, 2010.

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