Jawbone Updates the Big Jambox With a Set of New and Improved Features

Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by
Big Jambox and Co.

Improved iOS support and PS Vita support join the new 'Silent Mode' in the free 2.0 update.

Jawbone's line of Jambox portable Bluetooth speakers are the standard for portable Bluetooth speakers. Jawbone has issued a few updates to the smaller Jambox, but now the Big Jambox is getting a free update to 2.0.

First and foremost are a set of iOS improved features. iOS 6.1 users should find that battery life for both their paired iOS device and for the Big Jambox itself will improve dramatically. The Big Jambox's battery life when synced with an iOS 6.1 device has improved by two hours for up to 17 hours in improbably good playback conditions. Likewise, the improved iOS connectivity should lessen user connection issues.

Devices that support AVRCP 1.4 should now have a synchronized volume setting. Adjusting the volume on either the playback device or the Big Jambox should adjust the volume on both devices, eliminating separate volume adjusters. The Big Jambox can now be set to mute non music sounds from the playback device. e.g. By holding down "Talk" and "Minus" buttons while powering on the Big Jambox, and the user will prevent alert tones and other system sounds from being played back over the speaker. This option corrects one of the Big Jambox's major annoyances.

PS Vita support is also now part of the Big Jambox's repertoire.

Big Jambox owners can update using a USB cable and the MyTalk section of Jawbone's website. The smaller more popular Jambox also sports 'Silent Mode' and is currently at version 2.2.

Source: Engadget

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