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Seamaster
Nov 11, 2010, 02:59 PM
http://eu.jawbone.com/WebRoot/Luzern/Shops/Jawbone/MediaGallery/jambox/eames%204_0000_1.jpg
Link (http://eu.jawbone.com/epages/Jawbone.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=Categories/Speakers/Overview)



sman789
Nov 11, 2010, 03:16 PM
Uhhh, what is it?:o

Seamaster
Nov 11, 2010, 03:18 PM
Try clicking it, son.

Webnasty
Nov 11, 2010, 03:54 PM
I am so getting one of those!!

GaresTaylan
Nov 11, 2010, 05:54 PM
Looks pretty sweet. Too pricy for my taste tho.

Built
Nov 11, 2010, 06:19 PM
Meh.

Not for close to 260 bucks....

For that money, they should not only play music all night but cook me breakfast in the morning, as well.

TigerBabe
Nov 11, 2010, 06:28 PM
Expensive Leogs anyone?

Webnasty
Nov 11, 2010, 08:24 PM
I missed the $260 price tag.

Pass.

Seamaster
Nov 12, 2010, 01:03 AM
If the uniformly effusive reviews are to be trusted, this is a case of getting what you pay for.

innominato5090
Nov 12, 2010, 06:39 AM
way too pricy!

Shaneuk
Nov 12, 2010, 06:54 AM
If it comes down in price I would consider it, but I would have to have a look at it in real life first.

T4R06
Nov 13, 2010, 08:36 AM
man i thought its DJ Lance! Yo Gabba Gabba!!!!!!!! lol

Cosmo M3
Nov 13, 2010, 11:39 AM
battery life killer

ZipZap
Nov 14, 2010, 06:28 AM
$199 Select the USA site at bottom.

Doc750
Nov 14, 2010, 06:48 AM
Now THIS is a must-have accessory


do not want ....

bmat
Nov 14, 2010, 06:55 AM
What I'd like is a bluetooth speaker system that permits your iPod to connect to multiple of them at the same time, so music could be streamed to different rooms. I have some creative d200s and wish that my iPhone could connect to both at the same time to stream music.

Does this do that?

Built
Nov 14, 2010, 09:02 AM
$199 Select the USA site at bottom.

Oh yeah...that's SO MUCH better than the $260 price LOL...:rolleyes:

This thing's a non-starter, IMHO.

Seamaster
Nov 27, 2010, 04:50 AM
This thing's a non-starter, IMHO.

Have you read some of the reviews "this thing" is getting?

Hit Google, kid, and report back.

mac jones
Nov 27, 2010, 07:40 AM
Buying $$$ speakers becuase they look cool, may not be the best option.
(Bose comes to mind), all though they may sound great.

For small speakers "Soundmatters" probably are the best (by far even).

highlightt
Nov 27, 2010, 05:57 PM
Got it yesterday for 148plus tax (because of the apple bf sale). The sound quality is satisfying but not good enough when u want to match it to some USB speakers like the yamaha one. I'd say it is enough for my daily use and feel like 150 is an ok price for it, not a deal tho, just barely ok. 200 is definitely no go.

I am very interested in trying out how this works out in car so that a I can do sort of hands free calling with this while driving. Will report back once I tried.

Amazing Iceman
Nov 28, 2010, 12:05 AM
Nice and Portable, if it's to be used as a portable device. For home, I would rather get an AirPort Express and connect it to an existing stereo system or powered speakers.

These speakers work on rechargeable batteries, so the question would be: are these batteries user replaceable? If yes, how much?

AppleTech22
Nov 28, 2010, 01:01 PM
Looks pretty sweet. Too pricy for my taste tho.

Same here, this is cool for $50 haha, not that needed though.

Built
Dec 1, 2010, 07:55 PM
Have you read some of the reviews "this thing" is getting?

Hit Google, kid, and report back.

PCMag...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372036,00.asp

Pros

Solid, unique design. Easy to use. Supports apps.
Cons

Poor sound quality.
Bottom Line

The Aliph Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker's great pedigree and solid feature set can't make up for the fact that it simply sounds bad.

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This is enough for me...as well as feedback on here from actual buyers which is hardly "effusive."

High-priced junk where form trumps function.

Next!

AlexAMoser
Dec 3, 2010, 06:51 PM
It looks nice but based on what I'm hearing sounds like the sound is not that great.

vincenz
Dec 3, 2010, 08:18 PM
Hipsters rejoice...

PWNkake
Apr 20, 2011, 11:27 PM
Wow lots of hate here...

I had been looking for something to replce my jbl audio 3.5 on tour speakers which served me well but sadly last summer experienced a battery meltdown due to old batteries left in storage.

Fast forward to today.. Happened to find one open box at bb for $100 and took the plunge.

I don't know what you guys expect for a speaker with this size, but I think it sounds great. I definitely wouldn't call it bad by any measure. Given, i probably wouldn't have even given it a second thought for $200.

The setup and use is flawless. Everyone who acme into my office today was impressed.

Say what you will, these things rock. My wife paired it with her blackberry when I got home and immediately said she wanted one for her office. LoL. She asked if it came in pink.

3goldens
Apr 20, 2011, 11:54 PM
call the design police and report these people for designing ugly products!

MacDaddy08
Apr 21, 2011, 08:59 AM
For $200 this is a no go, especially if the reviews are questioning the sound quality. I know it's a small speaker but it is possible to get high quality sound out of small speakers, ie. Bose.

If this had a Bose tag on it I might consider it, I love my Bose Dock for my iPod/iPhone, and I would even be willing to pay a little more for it.

whiskeyred
Apr 21, 2011, 09:54 AM
anyone have the Soundmatters Foxl V2? Read nothing but great things about it for best wireless speakers

whiskeyred
Apr 21, 2011, 10:24 AM
Wow lots of hate here...

I had been looking for something to replce my jbl audio 3.5 on tour speakers which served me well but sadly last summer experienced a battery meltdown due to old batteries left in storage.

Fast forward to today.. Happened to find one open box at bb for $100 and took the plunge.

I don't know what you guys expect for a speaker with this size, but I think it sounds great. I definitely wouldn't call it bad by any measure. Given, i probably wouldn't have even given it a second thought for $200.

The setup and use is flawless. Everyone who acme into my office today was impressed.

Say what you will, these things rock. My wife paired it with her blackberry when I got home and immediately said she wanted one for her office. LoL. She asked if it came in pink.

I think at that price point I'd be completely willing to go for it, how does it handle bass (low-end)?

boshii
Apr 21, 2011, 11:06 AM
You can get it for $170 on ebay. $165 if you make an offer.

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 11:35 AM
Just bought the red one from the Apple store yesterday and I'm loving it so far. If you haven't tried one out for yourself in person, you shouldn't bash it. I didn't believe that it could produce so much sound and especially so much bass from such a small unit. But it does... It won't replace your home stereo system by any stretch on the imagination, but as a personal, portable, wireless speaker solution(which it was mainly designed for) you can't beat the sound.

Check out this video on it's design, what materials were used, etc and you'll start to understand(if you're not a close-minded ass/Troll) why such a thing cost what it does. If you go into the purchase knowing that you're buying a tiny portable, wireless system I think you'll be very pleased with it's size and feature-set. That being said, it's not going to be for everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSd1qaEci3Y

TheUndertow
Apr 21, 2011, 11:39 AM
PCMag...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372036,00.asp

Pros

Solid, unique design. Easy to use. Supports apps.
Cons

Poor sound quality.
Bottom Line

The Aliph Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker's great pedigree and solid feature set can't make up for the fact that it simply sounds bad.

------------------------

This is enough for me...as well as feedback on here from actual buyers which is hardly "effusive."

High-priced junk where form trumps function.

Next!

Just what I want in "expensive" speakers....POOR sound quality.....

Jazwire
Apr 21, 2011, 01:42 PM
$200+ is ok , but it better have decent sound quality and from the sound of it it doesn't.

GoCubsGo
Apr 21, 2011, 01:50 PM
Wow lots of hate here...


In the words of a wise man, differing opinions do no constitute "hate". :rolleyes:

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 02:07 PM
Buying $$$ speakers becuase they look cool, may not be the best option.
(Bose comes to mind), all though they may sound great.

For small speakers "Soundmatters" probably are the best (by far even).

From what I've read, the internals and acoustic design are almost identical to that of the Soundmatters FoxL v2 loudspeaker.

Here's a quote from Engadget's side-by-side comparison:

"Staring at the outside of both speaker shells, it's a little hard to believe that they're practically the same -- the Jambox appears to be a solid pastel brick of colored rubber and metal, while the foxL, covered in glossy black , is obviously a speaker. Peel back the Jambox's stainless steel grille, however, and take a close look at the drivers inside, and you can see both they and the "BassBattery" not only look like those in the foxL, they're the exact same size and placed in precisely the same spots too. In fact, putting the units side by side, it's not hard to imagine a foxL completely fitting inside a Jambox case, although Jawbone claims to have stiffened the internals somewhat with a glass-infused polycarbonate frame."

Source Link: http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/28/jawbone-jambox-vs-soundmatters-foxl-v2-fight/

Both the units(JamBox and FoxL v2) are the same price as well.

whiskeyred
Apr 21, 2011, 02:13 PM
I just got hands with a JAMBOX in BB today. I thought it's design was great but for the sound, at least in the set-up I heard was not worth the asking price. The sound was good but lacked depth to my ears, not that I had high hopes for mini-speakers but I felt for the price it could be a bit richer in sound. I think a different price point would put me over the top.

sunetos
Apr 21, 2011, 02:24 PM
I guess it's a matter of taste. I tend to be pretty picky about sound quality (and have a few medium-high end sets of headphones+amps), and I love my Jambox. Sword & Sworcery: EP sounds phenomenal. I can clearly distinguish lows, mids, and highs in music. Voices in audiobooks are particularly excellent. The bass is very impressive for its size when you put it on an appropriate hard surface. Stereo is obviously lacking; there's no virtual stereo/surround projection attempts that I can tell.

One thing to remember is that Bluetooth is not super high bandwidth, so I wonder if there is some sort of compression going on that is compounding with already low-bitrate music people are listening to. When I play music via MOG's iPhone app (over wifi) or my own 320Kbps rips, it sounds quite good (not as good as my $350 headphones with $100 amp, but comparable to a $50 desktop computer 2.1 system). When I listened with Rdio's iPhone app, however, it sounded atrocious. Rdio's streaming bitrate is notoriously bad and the music always sounds muffled, but it seemed like it might have been worse with the Jambox. I can't prove my Bluetooth compression theory, but I think it could explain why some reviewers think the Jambox is amazing and others think the quality is poor.

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 02:32 PM
PCMag...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372036,00.asp

Pros

Solid, unique design. Easy to use. Supports apps.
Cons

Poor sound quality.
Bottom Line

The Aliph Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker's great pedigree and solid feature set can't make up for the fact that it simply sounds bad.

------------------------

This is enough for me...as well as feedback on here from actual buyers which is hardly "effusive."

High-priced junk where form trumps function.

Next!


Funny how you list the bold text as though it were actually in the review that you linked to. NO where in the article does it say that, certainly not in the Cons/Bottom Line...

In fact the only Cons are: "Middling sound quality still can't compare to most iPod docks of the same price."

And their bottom line states: "The Aliph Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker has a great feature set and packs a lot of punch for its size, but it's still pricey for what it is."

So that begs the question, are you an idiot or just a bored troll?

GraphicsGeek
Apr 21, 2011, 02:32 PM
Im not sure why everyone says this has poor sound quality. I dont think anyone will have a problem with this if you're using it for what it is, a portable speaker. Ive had one since Christmas and it sounds great to me. I use it every morning and take it with me when I travel. Its got a lot of bass to it; so much that it will walk across the counter top (or wherever you place it on a smooth surface). Obviously, the larger the room, the softer the sound will probably be. Its not meant to fill up a room with glorious sound. This is one of the best accessories Ive bought in a long time and definitely worth the $200 IMO. Remember, its a bluetooth portable speaker people, not a high end set of Marantz (sp?) speakers. You might not want to critique classical music on it but if you're looking to simply have something on while you get ready for work, working in the garage, etc, this is perfect...at least for me anyway.

SaintsMac
Apr 21, 2011, 02:41 PM
I have one since the first week it came out. I use it all the time especially while traveling. The sound is very solid with a nice range. I agree it is pricey but the quality is very good.

Ferris23
Apr 21, 2011, 02:48 PM
No, it is not.

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 02:57 PM
No, it is not.

Not a 'must-have', but definitely a very 'nice-to-have'. Either way, it's a luxury item and won't fit everyone's taste, sound, price or design-wise.

SaintsMac
Apr 21, 2011, 03:19 PM
Not a 'must-have', but definitely a very 'nice-to-have'. Either way, it's a luxury item and won't fit everyone's taste, sound, price or design-wise.

Well said and totally agree.

thibaulthalpern
Apr 21, 2011, 03:55 PM
Expensive Leogs anyone?

that's my thinking too. I don't know why so many people rave about the design of Jawbone Jambox or even the original Jawbone or the Jawbone II. They're all very boxy looking and rather dull. I have an original Jawbone myself and don't think it's that particularly beautiful or well-designed.

Anyway, $200 for that speaker is too expensive. For what it is, I think it's only worth at most $80.

Ferris23
Apr 21, 2011, 03:55 PM
Not a 'must-have', but definitely a very 'nice-to-have'. Either way, it's a luxury item and won't fit everyone's taste, sound, price or design-wise.

Fair enough. ;)

As far as I'm concerned the only MUST have accessory for an iPad is the charger.

thibaulthalpern
Apr 21, 2011, 03:58 PM
PCMag...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372036,00.asp

Pros

Solid, unique design. Easy to use. Supports apps.
Cons

Poor sound quality.
Bottom Line

The Aliph Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker's great pedigree and solid feature set can't make up for the fact that it simply sounds bad.

------------------------

This is enough for me...as well as feedback on here from actual buyers which is hardly "effusive."

High-priced junk where form trumps function.

Next!

This is sad. For an expensive speaker, the most basic criteria it needs to fulfill is to produce good sound and yet there is where it fails. Disappointing. Sure, it wins in connectivity and maybe looks for some people but what about the ultimate thing the device is supposed to do: produce sound? Shame.

thibaulthalpern
Apr 21, 2011, 04:01 PM
Wow lots of hate here...
I don't know what you guys expect for a speaker with this size, but I think it sounds great. I definitely wouldn't call it bad by any measure. Given, i probably wouldn't have even given it a second thought for $200.

I think most people's criticism about Jambox is in relation to the price that it is being sold at. That is fair.

At about $200 (and more sometimes), the Jambox needs to produce very good sound. Unfortunately, it doesn't. It it were being sold at say about $50 or $80, then sure, the sound it produces is very acceptable for the price range. But for $200, you get this kind of sound? I don't think so.

thibaulthalpern
Apr 21, 2011, 04:03 PM
Check out this video on it's design, what materials were used, etc and you'll start to understand(if you're not a close-minded ass/Troll) why such a thing cost what it does. If you go into the purchase knowing that you're buying a tiny portable, wireless system I think you'll be very pleased with it's size and feature-set. That being said, it's not going to be for everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSd1qaEci3Y

Marketing. You've bought into marketing, and that's exactly the place where marketing wants you.

Again, people are criticising the product because of its price point. If it were a $50 or $80 speaker then sure it performs great. But for $200 no, the sound it produces isn't acceptable.

sotie
Apr 21, 2011, 05:30 PM
I purchased one in January and it does what I need. I knew going in that it wasn't worth the price point but I really wanted to go with a portable speaker that was wireless. I feel the build quality is more than the $50-80 range that others have mentioned. More like $100-140.

ethics101
Apr 21, 2011, 06:42 PM
I'll get one when they hit $75

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 07:31 PM
Marketing. You've bought into marketing, and that's exactly the place where marketing wants you.

Again, people are criticising the product because of its price point. If it were a $50 or $80 speaker then sure it performs great. But for $200 no, the sound it produces isn't acceptable.

Well, I didn't actually see that video until last night when I was looking for a tear-down of the unit. I bought the unit earlier the same day. In all honesty, the only thing that I read/watched about the Jambox was an Engadget review from some time ago, and they gave it a decent review, but far from perfect.

I had all but forgot about the Jambox until I saw and tried it out myself at the Apple store a couple months back. It sounded great to me. Trust me, there was no marketing that swayed my decision. I bought the Jambox yesterday because my birthday's coming up and I gave myself an early b-day present and couldnt be happier.

Also, a good deal of what they said in that video is not marketing schtick. If you've ever built custom sub cabs and/or are into proper bass response and acoustics you'd know about what materials are best for the job and how to form and seal said cab. Proper cabinet design and implementation is arguably more important than the speaker itself.

And the pricing thing, that's all opinion. In my opinion it was two hundees well spent... And the 4% corporate discount didn't hurt either.

BTW- have you actually heard the Jambox in person, or have you bought into all the negative opinions around here? ;)

joltaxt
Apr 21, 2011, 07:50 PM
This thread is a perfect example of how people are fooled into buying crappy products because of fancy marketing.

They should show this thread to future college courses in marketing to explain how easily people can be duped into throwing their money away.

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 07:58 PM
This thread is a perfect example of how people are fooled into buying crappy products because of fancy marketing.

They should show this thread to future college courses in marketing to explain how easily people can be duped into throwing their money away.

Read my post above and you'll see that it negates your point completely. That is, unless I was subconsciously marketing the Jambox to myself... :rolleyes:

Like has been said many times in this thread, it's my and others opinions that the Jambox sounds great for what it's intended purpose is. No marketing needed. Just go to an Apple store and try on out for yourself. Just make sure your expectations are in line with what the the product really is and is meant for.

Advil
Apr 21, 2011, 08:09 PM
if that was under $75 i would have been all over it. I need something to plug my ipod into while i shower.

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 08:25 PM
if that was under $75 i would have been all over it. I need something to plug my ipod into while i shower.

Funny you say that because I tested the Jambox out in a few different rooms in my house last night and it sounds even better in the bathroom due to the acoustic properties that most bathrooms have. Especially my tiny bathroom :o

boshii
Apr 21, 2011, 08:51 PM
This thread is a perfect example of how people are fooled into buying crappy products because of fancy marketing.

They should show this thread to future college courses in marketing to explain how easily people can be duped into throwing their money away.

No, it's a perfect example of how people automatically hate something because it's out of their price range. :rolleyes:

Nobody in this thread who actually owns the product has said that they dislike it. All the negative comments are coming from people who think it costs too much.

PWNkake
Apr 21, 2011, 09:21 PM
No, it's a perfect example of how people automatically hate something because it's out of their price range. :rolleyes:

Nobody in this thread who actually owns the product has said that they dislike it. All the negative comments are coming from people who think it costs too much.

I am sorry to start the bandwagon again.

I own one and I love it. I didn't pay full price for it and probably wouldn't have initially( cause $200 is alot of $), but now tht I have one I will be ordering another for the m$.

I paid $149.99 for my JBL audio speakers that were my old portable beach/lake/party speakers. I paid less than tht for these, this one sounds better.

I am in agreement with the poster above, owners need to pipe up, I've yet to hear someone who owns it diss it. Just saying.

People looking for this type of speaker want to know if it sounds good and mine sounds AWESOME.

And for the person who asks me how it handles bass the answer is very well. Go to a Store where you can hear one and just turn it on, it does this power up bass waterfall tht quite frankly will shock anyone who holds one. I had some portable bose speakers before my jbl speakers and this sounds better than bost.

Sound, it's. Subjective thing. These sound great, checkem out.

PWNkake
Apr 21, 2011, 09:39 PM
Funny how you list the bold text as though it were actually in the review that you linked to. NO where in the article does it say that, certainly not in the Cons/Bottom Line...

In fact the only Cons are: "Middling sound quality still can't compare to most iPod docks of the same price."

And their bottom line states: "The Aliph Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker has a great feature set and packs a lot of punch for its size, but it's still pricey for what it is."

So that begs the question, are you an idiot or just a bored troll?

Actually after following the link, it says their initial review was based on a defective unit. Re read this link for a better idea of how it plays out. Perfect example of early reviews being withdrawn and rewritten. They gave it 3-1/2 stars put of 5. I would give it 4 out of 5 simply because of the cost. At $100-$150 it's a 5/5. :)

danrel
Apr 21, 2011, 10:20 PM
Actually after following the link, it says their initial review was based on a defective unit. Re read this link for a better idea of how it plays out. Perfect example of early reviews being withdrawn and rewritten. They gave it 3-1/2 stars put of 5. I would give it 4 out of 5 simply because of the cost. At $100-$150 it's a 5/5. :)

Ah yeah, I didn't catch that it was a re-review. I agree with you though, I'd give it 4 out 5 stars as well, as far as price is concerned. But if price were not in the equation at all, it'd be a five stars for build quality, speaker quality(for such a tiny unit) and overall functionality. The little box that could has quite an impressive feature-set, what with all the voice commands for use as a speakerphone, firmware updates and downloadable voice apps available through their MyTalk portal. The package as a whole has me quite impressed. Not to mention all of the quality extras that are included in it's packaging(two micro-USB cables of varying lengths, folding charger (a-la iPad charger), a collapsable magnetic travel case and that sweet flat ribbon cable (3.5mm audio) which now resides in my car, connected to the aux jack.

I'm liking my purchase more and more :)

Alright, time to hit the sack...

Lenow
Apr 22, 2011, 10:41 AM
I just bought a Jambox at the Apple Store. I don't know about all the criticism on this thread, but I love mine. I think the sound is great. I love the blue tooth functionality and the fact that I can drop this in my brief case, and have a great speaker when I need one.

My big plan is to use this with my iPad, my new tiny 300 lumen Qumi Projector (when it is released in May), and have a portable presentation system that fits in one pocket of my briefcase.

I think it is worth $199 but expect it will come down in price. I have used someother smaller speakers that are cheaper and they don't have the same richness of sound.

itsjustmeee
Apr 22, 2011, 10:59 AM
Ok, so the big question is are there any other products around that basically do the same thing and are less expensive? I'd love to have something like this but $200 is a bit much.

danrel
Apr 22, 2011, 11:10 AM
Ok, so the big question is are there any other products around that basically do the same thing and are less expensive? I'd love to have something like this but $200 is a bit much.

I'd assume the prices will come down at some point. A lot of what you're paying for currently is the R&D for the unit. Once that expense has been recouped, I think we'll see less expensive units with similar or the same sound quality in a similar size. This is of course, just speculation on my part though.

sunetos
Apr 22, 2011, 11:26 AM
@itsjustmeee I looked at several other somewhat similar bluetooth speakers at Fry's a couple months ago in the $80-150 range, because I was hoping to avoid dumping $200 on the Jambox (which I'd already used after getting my wife one for Christmas). I don't remember most of the models, but I do remember this one which is smaller than the Jambox: http://www.amazon.com/Monster-MBL-CLY-SPKR-BT/dp/B003TFEHMU

I remember testing 3 of them in the store. Differences with the Jambox:

Sound quality was generally poor, significantly worse than the Jambox. Most sounded worse than the Apple earbuds that come with your iThing.
None of them had the speakerphone capability for conference calls, if that's something you think you might use.
The build quality was generally lower, but that's to be expected for a more reasonable price.

prot0type
Apr 22, 2011, 11:42 AM
Ok, so the big question is are there any other products around that basically do the same thing and are less expensive? I'd love to have something like this but $200 is a bit much.

Insignia, Best Buy's in store brand, had a bt speaker available for around $20-$40 a few months ago. I was lucky tofind a display model for $15 and it worked pretty well. Paired up easily, sound was able to fill a bedroom and also had a line in port for direct plug in audio.

I've noticed a lot of companies now doing bt speakers such as logitech and Creative as well as a handful of others and their prices start at $50 depending on which one it is and where you buy it from.

itsjustmeee
Apr 22, 2011, 01:29 PM
Insignia, Best Buy's in store brand, had a bt speaker available for around $20-$40 a few months ago. I was lucky tofind a display model for $15 and it worked pretty well. Paired up easily, sound was able to fill a bedroom and also had a line in port for direct plug in audio.

I've noticed a lot of companies now doing bt speakers such as logitech and Creative as well as a handful of others and their prices start at $50 depending on which one it is and where you buy it from.

I'll keep my eyes open. I've been pretty happy with logitech products in the past. The thing is whether these bt speakers also have a mic. That really adds to the functionality.