Mini Jambox speakers play to smartphone lifestyles
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Jawbone on Wednesday set out to keep in tune with mobile lifestyles with a stylish, powerful wireless speaker as easy to carry around as a smartphone packed with digital music.
The San Francisco-based firm unveiled Mini Jambox as a slim addition to its line-up of speakers that synch to smartphones or tablets using Bluetooth technology.
"A lot of speakers in the market don't lend themselves to being easily carried around," Jawbone audio product management senior director Tim Pryde said after pulling a Mini from a suit jacket pocket. "If the best camera is the one you have on you, then the best speaker is the one you have on you."
Members of the Jambox team spent months experimenting with blocks of wood to find an ideal size and weight for the Mini, which is about half the size of the original Jambox but boasts louder volume and improved audio clarity. The Mini weighs in at 255g and measures 154mm long, 24.5mm wide, and 58mm tall.