Jawbone Big Jambox

July 2, 2012 by  
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An enlarged Jambox portable speaker with call conferencing proves bigger isn’t always better.

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Price as reviewed £259.99

Overall 6/10

Key Features

  • 2.0 speaker setup
  • Live Audio virtual 3D spatial sound
  • Battery life up to 15 hours
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 2.5 hour charge time (via mains)
  • 256 x 80 x 93mm, 1.27Kg
 Aliph is a company with great ambition. After years of making arguably the best Bluetooth headsets on the market it has expanded radically in the last 18 months with the Up lifestyle monitor and hugely successfulJambox portable speaker. For a company clearly thinking big creating a larger Jambox appears a logical next step.

Design and Features
The wonderfully-named Big Jambox is the result and it is exactly what the name suggests: a larger version of the Jambox. This means a significant jump from 151 x 57 x 40mm and 327g to 256 x 93 x 80 mm and 1.23kg though the styling is identical. On paper this makes sense. The Jawbox may look like a large Lego brick, but it is beautifully made with a vibration absorbing rubber top and bottom, and smart metal grille around its circumference.

There are a few subtle tweaks – there are now eight rubberised feet on the bottom, play/pause and forward and back buttons added to the top and a dedicated Bluetooth pairing button on the right side. Aside from this the Big Jambox looks and feels exactly like a blown up Jambox. In terms of connectivity again it is a match: it connects to devices via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm auxiliary input, has an inbuilt microphone for conference calls and is compatible with the company’s MyTalk upgrade platform which offers firmware updates and apps. These include adding the ability to read out texts/emails, hear calendar alerts and more.

Naturally enough, however, the primary reason Aliph saw the need for a Big Jambox at all is just one reason: better sound. This is a sample. Ready the full review on TrustedReviews

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