Big Jambox wireless speaker on the way

Big Jambox wireless speaker, in black, red, and silver

The handy little Jambox was a big hit a couple of years ago, and now Jawbone is set to release an update, with the Big Jambox.

Just like the original, the Big Jambox will play tunes wirelessly – via Bluetooth – from your phone, tablet or mobile device, or be used as a speakerphone, and can have its firmware updated via connection to a computer. Inside is two speaker drivers, and dual passive bass radiators. So bigger box, more sound.

The original Jambox dimensions were 151 x 57 x 40 mm (L x W x H), while the Big Jambox is 256 x 80 x 93 mm. What has diminished is the range of colours. The Big Jambox will be available in grey, black and red.

Big Jambox wireless speaker, in red, in hands

Big Jambox price and release date

There’s no word yet on an Australian release date or price, but as a guide the Big Jambox is available in the USA for US$299.99.

UPDATE 23 August, 2012: The Big Jambox is now on sale in Australia, at an RRP of $359.

Big Jambox specifications

  • Audio: Proprietary acoustic drivers (stereo pair), proprietary dual passive bass radiators, built-in Microphone (IEEE 1329 Type 1-compliant speakerphone)
  • Dimensions: 256 x 80 x 93 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 1.23 kg
  • Power:  Up to 15 hours of continuous play, battery life displayed on compatible devices, built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Bluetooth: Wireless Range: at least 33 feet (10m); Bluetooth v2.1 compliant; Supports Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
  • Connections: Bluetooth, 3.5mm Stereo Input, micro USB port (for updating on MyTALK), simultaneous multipoint: connect with two devices at the same time
  • Computer requirements (for updates): Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OSX 10.5 and higher
  • In the box: Big Jambox Wireless Speaker, 1.5 metre micro USB cable, 3.5mm Stereo Cable, wall charger, Quick Start Guide