"Poor battery, delay in conversation, mediocre sound"2.0 starson by euphorical078
Pros: The Jambox's size is ideal for carrying around from work to home, its integrated speaker is a nice touch, and the design is eye-catching. Connects as easily as stated on Jawbone's website with multiple devices and is easy to use.
Cons: Complaint #1: POOR battery life while in Bluetooth connected mode. Only lasted a mere hour or less when I was listening to music via bluetooth from my ipod touch.
#2: NOT as loud as Jawbone claims it is.
#3: WAY TOO EXPENSIVE
Summary: Bottom line, I have had this Jambox for 2 days and am returning it now because of the extremely poor battery life while in bluetooth mode and because of the sub-par audio output. Don't get me wrong, it puts out decent sound at a desk, but you will have to keep re-charging this device every hour or just leave it connected to a power source in order to fully appreciate it.I returned my Jambox to Jawbone and am pleasantly surprised with their customer support. EXCELLENT customer service with no complaints. Processed my refund with minimal questions - mostly for R&D purposes.
When paired with my phone, the integrated speaker had a delay of 3-4 seconds when talking with another person on the line, and the clarity of the call was poor; the person on the other line stated that my voice was muffled.
This product is decent, but needless to say, it has to go back. The size is excellent, design flawless, audio output fair, and battery life poor.
The other chief complaint is the outrageous cost for the device: $200. For this price, save another $200 and consider buying a Bose Sounddock (although it doesn't support Bluetooth connectivity).
Ways to improve the product:
1) extended battery life
2) better audio quality (making the product bigger?)
3) decreased price - this should be in the range of $80 - $120, not $199.99
Updated on Nov 24, 2010
Update: i charged the Jambox for a full 3 hours and the Jambox gave me 8+ hours of playing time via Bluetooth. However, the sound is still not to my liking. This Jambox is good for a single room or a small room, NOT for a large space as advertised in Jambox's advertisement video. Good for small rooms, etc.