Who would have ever imagined that we'd be paying upwards of $199 for Jawbone's Jambox or $299 for Bose's Soundlink Wireless!? Forget the days of "docking as both these devices offer Bluetooth connectivity. I personally think it's a must these days are wires have become the bane of the electornic frontier.
I had the opportunity to try out both the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker and the Jawbone JAMBOX over this holiday season. Admittingly, the sound that they produced was great. You can't really go wrong with either one. The Jambox doesn't "fill" a room with it's sounds presence as much as the Bose and while the Bose offers better bass, the Jambox does undercut the competition by offering itself as a bluetooth speakerphone handy for conference calls and also comes in at a $100 less.
Forget those two and take a peek at this Kickstarter offering! The Hidden Radio & BlueTooth Speaker, which will normally retail for $175 is being offered for an introductory $119 for those willing to "kickstart" the duo. They have some great features and sound is "touted" to being on par. From what I can tell in their introductory video, they compare it directly to the Jawbone Jambox.
Here is a FAQ taken directly off of the website:
Q/ How long will the batteries last?
A/ The rechargeable batteries last over 30 hours.
Q/ How will I know it will support my phone, tablet or computer?
A/ Bluetooth is a global standard designed to work on any device.
Q/ How loud is the sound?
A/ We’ve tested it over 80dB, basically it will easily fill the space of a large apartment.
Q/ Is shipping included?
A/ We are offering free global shipping only for Kickstarter backers!
Q/ When will you start to manufacture?
A/ Once we get to 1000 units we’ll begin production immediately. I hope you can help us bring this great product to market.