HMDX JAM Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Review
AT&T provided me with a HMDX JAM Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.to try for the summer, and it’s been a fun accessory to have. It’s not too late to purchase one and have it for Labor Day weekend. It makes a perfect portable speaker for camping trips or other fun outings you may have planned. Check out the details and a sweet discount they have going on right now on the AT&T Accessories Page.
First, here are the details:
- Connects wirelessly up to 30 feet away
- Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices
- Lithium-ion battery – it won’t develop a “battery shadow.”
The number one thing I noticed when the speaker arrived was the packaging. It comes in a reusable carrying case with a small stand and all the cords you need. It was really easy to take it out and pack it up again. If you’re taking it with you on vacation, like we did, or camping, space is a valuable commodity. It doesn’t take up much space. That’s a big “pro” for me.
Set up was really simple, too. Frequently with Bluetooth gadgets, there is a code required to pair with your device. This isn’t the case with the JAM and iOS devices. It took less than a minute each to pair with my iPhone, iPad, and SubHub’s Android phone. I had Girl Child experiment with pairing it with her new tablet (a Nexus 7 2) and she found it simple, too. She did have to enter a PIN for connection, but it was 0000. Not exactly tough to remember.
Now the important stuff:
How Does It Sound?
Awesome. For real. I have two portable speakers – one is a little plug-in and the other is a competing Bluetooth speaker. It beats the competitor’s Bluetooth hands-down. Very clear, decent bass, and a singer’s upper register – the high notes – don’t get fuzzy or static. My other little speaker, the plug-in one, was pretty hard to beat – it sounds awesome. This little guy is easily on-par with it.
We brought it with us on our vacation and took it out to the deck where the adults were hanging out. All of our kids were in the house watching a movie, and we were able to enjoy music outside, drowning out the dulcet tones of Dr. Doofenschmirtz as our conversational soundtrack.
Girl Child, as you may have read previously, is hard of hearing. Our TV is normally turned up LOUD in order for her to hear it. We were hoping to be able to use this as a supplemental speaker for her, but due to the limitations of our stereo and television, we weren’t able to set that up. We’re hoping to be able to do something like this for her when we upgrade our television in the next year or so. We have high hopes for Bluetooth technology to help with her hearing as time goes on, and this little speaker would be perfect for a portable assistive device. It’s inexpensive, and easily fits in her backpack or purse.
As I said before – take advantage of the discount going on with the JAM, and take it with you on your long weekend coming up. It’s worth it.