Jabra Solemate

Jabra SolemateThis is my review of the Jabra Solemate.  You can read my initial first impressions, and I recommend you do as well as this review.

As I have mentioned before, in my humble opinion this has been the best portable speaker I have ever used.  I have had iPod docking stations and other speakers before, and the build quality, the sound has been the best.  

When you purchase the speaker it also comes with some accessories.  It comes with a USB Charging and data cable (USB to Micro USB), Charging wall plug, to plug the USB cable into, the plug comes apart so easier to store away, but the best accessory is the Durable Sound bag that comes with the speaker.  It's worth noting all the accessories fit in the bottome of the box.

The bag is Sand and Rain resistant, at the weekend with the weather being good, it came the time to start the gardening and clean out the garage/shed.  AccessoriesThe speaker was placed into the bag and put on the shelf, my iPod nano was in my pocket and I could happily work away with some cool tunes on so it's not as bad.  After a couple of hours, the bag was covered in dust but the actual speaker itself was still clean and working perfectly.  So to me this is great, because if you have this bag you can take this speaker anywhere.  Even if your older iPod doesn't have bluetooth you could use the cable and also pop your iPod in the bag.

It says the device will run for 8 hours of continuous play on a single charge, I have used this for around six hours so far, and that was straight out the box, so I can see this will last around that time.  What I have tested this on this for a few times, is when I am not using this for Music, I have this siting on my desk and using this as a speaker phone for my phone.  I have the phone in a stand and when people call it comes through the speaker so I can still have my hands free to continue working etc.

Below are the specifications for the device

  • Connectivity

    • Wireless Technology: Bluetooth
      Supports Bluetooth™ for wireless connectivity
    • Bluetooth version: 3.0
      Supports Bluetooth® version 3.0
    • AVRCP: No
      This device does not support AVRCP, meaning you cannot control your music directly from the device
    • Auto Pairing: Yes
      With Auto Pairing, a device pairs automatically with Bluetooth® devices supporting this feature
    • Music Streaming: Yes
      Device can stream music from a source, such as a Smartphone, Bluetooth enabled laptop, tablet, or MP3 player
  • Speakers

    • Frequency Response: Wideband
      Speakers with Wideband/HD Voice frequency response enable realistic reproduction of human voices on optimized digital lines, e.g. IP telephony and Unified Communications
    • Digital Signal Processing: Yes
      Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is a technology that digitally optimises your voice and music and suppresses echoes
  • Microphone

    • Microphone Type: Omni Directional/noise filter
      Enhances call clarity by eliminating background noise from the office.
    • Mute function: Yes
      Mute gives you the option to mute/unmute the microphone directly on the device
  • Battery & Power

    • Talk Time: Up to 10 hours
      Talk Time is the maximum time you can talk before a device runs out of power
    • Standby Time: Up to 960 hour(s)
      Standby Time is the maximum time a device can remain powered on
    • Music streaming time: 10 hour
      Music Streaming Time is the maximum time you can stream music before a device runs out of power
    • USB Charging: Yes
      USB Charging enables a device to be charged via a USB cable
    • Battery Status Indicator: Indicator
      A battery status indicator reveals the remaining battery time
  • Design

    • Weight: 610 grams
      How much the product weighs (in grams)
    • Length: 172mm
      The length of the product in millimeters
    • Width: 64mm
      The width of the product in millimeters
    • Depth: 70mm
      The depth of the product in millimeters
  • Remote Call Control

    • Digital Signal Processing: Yes
      Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is a technology that digitally optimizes your voice and music and suppresses echoes

If you are looking at a portable speaker then this is my recommendation, for me I have not had a problem with this.  You can get them in black or white, there are links to Amazon below.

I am always looking at ways to improve, and so I am always interested in feedback so feel free to add any comments to the site, or you can email me here.


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