The looks and feel
Being an engineer myself, I really appreciate the attention to detail that goes into a product, and the Jabra Solemate definitely has that built into it. The speaker comes packed in a case that is transparent to let you see what you are about to get. The speaker itself has a ‘sole’ at the bottom, and is shaped like a shoe, letting you know it is ready to take some rough action.
Along with it the box packs in an AC charger, a USB cable, a Get Started guide and a ‘weather proof bag’. All these are neatly packed in the base of the case, which comes with snap open and close options, meaning once you are done, you can put the speaker back in it’s case.
At the bottom is neatly packed away a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable that you can use to attach this speaker to any device that has a port.
Portability and durability
This is where this device works quite well. You can pop it in a bag and take it wherever you want. If it is raining, or you in one of those parties where drinks are occasionally spilt, put the ‘Durable sound bag’ on it. The quality of sound is not at all hindered, but your device is protected from spills, splashes and sand. Makes this ideal for the beach too.
It comes with a promise of 8-10 hours on a single charge, and it definitely delivered. It also allows you to hold the ‘Speech’ button down to ask (?) it what the battery is, and it announces it. Once the battery is low, it will ‘tell’ you to plug the charger in.
The device costs about £149.99 from major retailers including Amazon. However, I have seen a few great deals on the device so I’d urge you to shop around.
This is a wonderful device that has definitely become my speaker of choice as of now. The only two niggles are the price and the weight. However, for the quality of sound and portability it offers, it gives you a fairly good value for money.
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