Take your Bluetooth speaker power to the extreme with Jawbone's BIG JAMBOX

Take your Bluetooth speaker power to the extreme with Jawbone's BIG JAMBOX

Did you ever look at a Jawbone JAMBOX and wish that it was bigger? If so, your wishes have been answered with the BIG JAMBOX, everything you loved about the original but at a much larger size. (10.1 x 3.2 x 3.7 inches and 2.7lbs to be exact!)

The original JAMBOX had great sound and the BIG JAMBOX aims to take that sound and fill even bigger spaces with it. Not just a room but a hall, not just a movie night but a party. With precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators, it promises great sound at any size. It also uses LiveAudio technology, which Jawbone claims "reveals rich layers of audio that you can sense all around you". 3D sound can be a bit of a gimmick, so hopefully it's good as well as fancy.

Even though the BIG JAWBONE is much larger, and is built from strong stainless steel, the BIG JAMBOX still aims to remain portable. It's Bluetooth -- though 2.1 and not 4.0 -- so you're not stuck with wires. It boasts 15 hours of battery time, so you shouldn't run out during the day (or night). You can also update it over the internet, so if apps, updates, or new content becomes available, you can grab it and make it yours. There's even a carrying case (sold separately) to protect your purchase on the go.

Certainly the original, smaller JAMBOX will still appeal to many users. It's so easy to take around and sounds so good, after all. But sometimes big music, big movies, and big games will simply require big speakers. For those occasions, and those kinds of users, now t

The BIG JAMBOX will be available in graphite hex, white wave, and red dot. It ships on May 15 and can be pre-ordered now for $299.

Source: Jawbone

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Take your Bluetooth speaker power to the extreme with Jawbone's BIG JAMBOX


I recently bought the Bose Soundlink, and I am very impressed. Huge sound for such a small speaker. I thought that it was just indoors though, but on Sunday took it outside while grilling and it still played loud with full sound, not tinny at all and it wasnt even turned up all the way. In fact, I had to turn it down in order to talk. Saw this, and thought maybe I shouldve waited, but did a search and CNET says its still not quite as good as the Bose Soundlink. Just thought Id share that, not sure how reputable their reviews are. Anyways, I can vouch for the Bose. Same price tag too. Jambox Grande looks promising though.

This is he perfect comment, I just bought a soundlink a little under 2 weeks ago, and I am BEYOND happy with it, and when I read this article, I couldn't help thinking that maybe I should have waited for this, but thank you for pitting my mind at ease, and who am I to EVER doubt bose?! Haha.

No one but still logitech boombox is the thing!!!! Wait for its #2 version all set this fall though!!!

Georgia....thank you for curing my ADD! I have no idea what you wrote about but I'm zeroed in now like a laser beam. You provide a great service.

Isn't this a new product and yet it still use old technology like Bluetooth 2.1 not 4.0. This sucks.