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What’s In My Diaper Bag: Jawbone Jambox

JAMBOX BlackI always thought Bluetooth speakers were dumb unless you were some music-obsessed, single, childless male with nothing better to do then buy tech toys to play with. I couldn’t figure out why you would need another gadget just to play your music when you could just play in on the computer or listen to it straight off the phone, or on headphones. However, after spending a little time with the Jawbone Jambox, I’m thinking I might need one…or maybe a few.

The second I opened the box, I realized the power this little speaker possessed. Not only was it loud, crisp and clear, it could amplify so much more than my music. It would certainly help when I’m watching Breaking Bad on my tablet and the volume won’t go high enough for me to figure out what Walt is whispering to that drug lord. It would be so useful when I’m on a conference call or webinar and I don’t want to hold my phone (it has a microphone so you can totally use it as a speaker phone). My kids music, my music, in the camper, outside, near the treadmill, in the bathroom….oh and best use I found: My kids bedroom.

(What? We had too many snow days! I put it in their room, turned on Disney music on Pandora and I could pause and stop it when I needed to talk to them or I thought things were getting out of hand.)

Here are some details about the Jawbone Jambox:

    • Connects with mobile phones, computers, tablets, iPods or any other Bluetooth device
    • Stream and share music, movies, games, phone and conference calls through the speaker for a bigger volume range and clearer quality than your phone.
    • Can be updated with apps, software and new features via Jawbone’s MyTalk portal
    • Up to 10 hours of power from internal rechargeable battery. I never ran out of battery. Plus a little voice comes over the speaker periodically to tell you where the battery levels stand.
    • It can be as unique as you with a bunch of color and design combinations.
    • Size (LWH): 5.98 inches, 1.57 inches, 2.83 inches
    • Weight: 12 ounces. Compact and portable!


For some reason, I have never been great with connecting Bluetooth devices and this speaker did not come with instructions in the box. I quickly Googled it, figured how to turn on the paring mode and away we went, never to look back. It was easy to do. And once I knew how to set up the initial pairing, connecting other devices was easy.

It would be really cool if these Bluetooth speakers could work together to really amplify the sound and spread it around throughout the house. But I guess that is when you buy a bigger speaker.

I was provided a Jambox from Verizon Wireless for review purposes. I was not compensated monetarily and there views here are my own.

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