Jawbone, the makers of the oh so sexy Aliph Bluetooth headsets, have released a new wireless speaker called Jambox. The Jambox speaker is small, compact, and stylish with the ability to crank out 85Db of sound. Jambox is powered by a pair of proprietary acoustic drivers, unmatched in their ability to produce extreme high and low frequencies from a single, ultra-small dome speaker. They work in concert with an innovative moving-wall passive bass radiator and airtight enclosure to deliver shimmering highs and thumping lows with a Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz. While these aren’t exactly reference monitors, they do have pretty good specs for something this small.
Designed to function as a companion speaker for your computer/iPhone/iPod this is a rugged stylish solution. The Jambox is sturdy, and can be tossed in a backpack without worry, it runs up to 10 hours off of batteries, so no outlet is needed to power it. Jambox dumps the requisite iPod or mini stereo input for Bluetooth wireless, so you can roam the room with your music player, without physically tethering yourself to the speaker. Another bonus of the Jambox Bluetooth speaker is that it works as a travel-friendly substitute for a laptop, iPad’s, iPhone’s lame speakers, and if you need a speakerphone it is a definite plus over the iPhones speaker mode.
At 200 bucks the price might be a bit high for some, but I could see using this on a fairly regular basis.