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Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox

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Beats Pill (black)

Beats Pill (black)
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)

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Jawbone Big Jambox (graphite hex)

Jawbone Big Jambox (graphite hex)
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Price $194 to $299 at 3 stores $389 to $399 at 3 stores $149 to $249 at 6 stores $269 to $299 at 8 stores $249 to $339 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 7 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date November 15, 2010 July 11, 2012 October 17, 2012 September 13, 2012 April 27, 2012
The Bottom Line The Monster Beatbox may not deliver the most refined sonics, but if you're looking for big, aggressive sound from a small box, this is the one you want. The Beats Pill outperforms the Jawbone Jambox and has a couple of intriguing extra features, but the speaker is overpriced at $199. While the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II may no longer be in a class by itself, it's still near the top of the portable Bluetooth speaker category. The Jawbone Big Jambox doesn't quite measure up to the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile and it carries a premium price tag, but it's an impressively designed product that offers strong performance and speakerphone capabilities.

Basic specs

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System Components Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x Speaker
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Info unavailable Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
MP3 Player Compatibility iPhone (3G and later)
iPhone 5
iPod
iPhone
iPod
Android devices
Apple devices
Laptops
Bluetooth devices
Android devices
Apple devices
Android devices
Apple devices
Color Black
Black
Black
Black
Graphite
Dimensions (WxDxH) 6.5 in
6.7 in
7.5 in 1.8 in
9.6 in x 1.9 in x 5.1 in
2.2 in x 6.1 in x 1.6 in
Battery Info unavailable 6 x Standard battery - D type
Speaker battery - Rechargeable
Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer
Remote Control Info unavailable Included
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable aptX
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Speaker System Details Portable Speaker
Info unavailable Portable speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Wireless speaker
2 - 60 - 20000 Hz
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired - Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Wireless - NFC
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless - Bluetooth
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable United Kingdom
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Weight 12.4 lbs
8.8 lbs
10.9 oz
2.9 lbs
12.2 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Description Beats BeatBox
Wireless speaker
Beats BeatBox Portable
Beats Pill Wireless speaker
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II - Wireless speaker
Aliph Jawbone Jambox Grey Hex - Portable speaker
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 - 20000 Hz
Power AC 230 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Product Type Info unavailable Wireless speaker
Wireless speaker
Wireless speaker
Portable speaker
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