Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Speaker

Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Speaker Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info: The Big Jambox from Jawbone was first announced last February at the FCC, and after just a few months, it is now officially available in the market. The device is a speakerphone that has Bluetooth connectivity and has functionalities of a so-called smart-speaker. Unsurprisingly, the device is an oversized version of the previous micro-boombox from the same company released back in 2012, but it is nonetheless still portable. There have been some improvements with the device as expected not just in its appearance but also among the core features of the device including the Jawbone MyTalk applications and noise-cancelling features.

Physically, the Jawbone Big Jambox comes off as three times the size of the original Jambox. The device measures 3.6 x 10 x 3.1 inches and weighs around 2.7 pounds. In terms of design, it still has the wraparound metal grille and rubberized top and sides like those found on its little brother. However, it has been made to look sleeker with its graphite, white, or red facade. Also, the design incorporates some indented geometric features on the metal grille that makes carrying the device easier. The bottom of the speaker has also been incorporated with eight “strategically placed rubber feet” that functions in isolating vibrations so as to reduce movement of the speaker from heavy bass. There is no protective cover included although a travel case is available as a separately paid accessory to the device.

As for setting up, the Jawbone Big Jambox is fairly easy to put up wirelessly. It is able to stream audio from any A2DP Bluetooth-enabled device but only within about 30 feet of the speaker as with many other Bluetooth devices. However, when it comes to a stretch, the user can try streaming music from a good 50 feet away and the device can still do so without any trouble. Being connected to external devices via Bluetooth means that the Big Jambox can sync with nearly any smartphone or tablet computer although there are notable exceptions like the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet and Nook Color, and the first-generation iPod Touch.

The Jawbone Big Jambox offers several feature upgrades including small ones as well as more significant ones. The new model now has a dedicated Bluetooth pairing button located on the side, which makes pairing with other devices a slightly easier process. Also, it is able to remember as many as eight devices that has been paired to it, and the user can actually pair two different devices with it at the same time. However, in this case, the Big Jambox would only play the sounds coming from one device. The user can however pause the other device and immediately play the music from the other.

Buttons that are available on the Jawbone Big Jambox include the ones to adjust volume, pause/play tracks, and skip tracks forward and back. A button that has a J on it activates a female voice that tells the battery level of the device. In addition to all of these, perhaps the most significant improvement on the Big Jambox is its speakerphone capabilities.

Performance-wise, the Jawbone Big Jambox offers up to three times as much volume as its little brother. It also sounds significantly better, plays at a much louder volume, and overall delivers better bass and quality of sound. The sound from the Big Jambox is fairly tight and can easily fill a medium-sized room. It is also particularly great with the iPad. The sounds do not distort even at max volume although at this level the sound comes out a bit restrained and canned at times. Also the speaker leans better on the brighter side of music quality rather than the slightly edgy and warm. The best sounds can be achieved around the vicinity of 4 to 8 feet away from the Big Jambox. However, when the LiveAudio application is activated, the soundstage is made wider and more three-dimensional.

As a whole, the Jawbone Big Jambox seems like a welcome upgrade to its predecessors. With a nice design and good quality sounds, it can surely add a good dimension to anyone’s entertainment. Overall, its performance even beats that of its competitions like the Soundfreaq Sound Kick and Logitech Mini Boombox. The device costs around $299.

Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Speaker Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 380.00

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