- HMDX Jam Classic Wireless Speaker from HoMedics Inc
- We recommend this product for ages 8 and up
What It Is
No matter where you are, with the HMDX Jam Classic Wireless Speaker, you can listen to your favorite music. This three-inch tall speaker features Bluetooth technology, allowing you to connect the speaker to a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a smart phone, tablet, or notebook, and play music from that device through the speaker from up to 30 feet away. If the speaker is being used at a distance from your music source, you can still control the volume using buttons on the speaker. There is also a "play/pause" button.
The HMDX Jam runs on a rechargeable battery that you can charge with the included USB cord. It takes about three hours to get a full charge, and that gives you four hours of play. There is also a line-in for connecting the speaker to non-Bluetooth devices, but you'll need to provide your own cable for that.
It is available in a variety of colors, including green, red, blue, purple, grey, and orange.
Is It Fun?
Don't be fooled by this speaker's size. The sound quality is great. Plus, it's portable and really does play music from up to 30 feet away. And its shiny metallic look makes it great for keeping out on display.
Who It’s For
Because this is not a toy, it is not age-graded. But we think this is easy to use for music lovers ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The only problem we had with this was making the Bluetooth connection, mainly because we had some trouble getting the speaker to stay on. After jiggling the on/off switch a little bit, the device did stay on. But we had this issue every time we used the speaker.
The instructions for the speaker say that the speaker is scented. We couldn't detect any scent, but for those who might be sensitive, the scent could cause an allergic reaction, according to the manufacturer.
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