Jabra Solemate review

Decent enough, but for the money we'd want better sound Tested at £150

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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

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.

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.

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Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.gnnetcom.com/UK/EN
Brand NameJabra
Product TypeSpeaker System
ManufacturerGN Netcom A/S
Product LineSolemate
Manufacturer Part Number100-97100000-61
Packaged Quantity1
Product NameJabra Solemate

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response120 Hz
FeaturesMicrophone, Rugged Design
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz
PortableYes

Audio

Subwoofer TypeActive
Wireless SpeakersYes

Physical Characteristics

Width6.4 cm
Depth17.2 cm
Weight Approximate610 g
Height7 cm
ColourBlack
Dimensions7 cm (H): 6.4 cm (W): 17.2 cm (D)

Miscellaneous

CompatibilityMP3 Player

Power Description

Power SourceBattery

Network and Communication

BluetoothYes

Interfaces-Ports

USBYes

Warranty

Limited Warranty1 Year