Our Verdict Decent enough, but for the money we'd want better sound For Good battery life Speakerphone mode Rugged design Against Treble is a little bright Short leash on volume Reviewed on 30th November 2012 Jabra straddles the space between portable music speakers and more business-orientated ‘speakerphones’ and headsets, and this Solemate is a good example. A portable Bluetooth speaker that’s good for around eight hours’ playback when fully charged via USB, it can also switch to speakerphone mode and take voice calls via its built-in mic. As a package it’s clearly aiming to flag up its portability with a fairly rugged design, attached carry handle, bundled bag and even an integrated 3.5mm cable. But it’s Bluetooth wireless connectivity that brings the Solemate alive. It connects easily – just hold the Bluetooth button. Jabra Solemate: Sound qualityThe volume of sound produced is decent: the Jabra sounds bigger than it looks and produces genuine hints of bass, but treble notes are a little bright. More after the break Crank up the volume – don’t worry, you won’t bother the neighbours – and it starts to toughen up and lose composure. All told, it’s fine – but for £150, we feel it should sound a bit better. See all our dock system reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Where to buy View all » Jabra Solemate £60.27 View Offer £84 View Offer £49.99 HMV.co.uk is one of the leading online retailers of CDs, DVDs and Games. Everything online is shipped with Free UK Delivery. View Offer Related News iXOOST speakers are made from supercar exhaust pipes Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 03:14pm Best iPod, iPad and iPhone docks to buy in 2014 Thu, 01 May 2014, 05:27pm Arcam rDock-uni with built-in DAC handles all iPhones and iPads Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 11:19am Pure Contour i1 Air comes with AirPlay, 30-pin and lightning connectors Tue, 01 Oct 2013, 11:52am Pure expands Jongo family with T2, T4 and T6 wireless speakers Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 06:00pm Dock systems Hi-Fi Jabra Solemate Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.