One of the best purchases I’ve made in recent months is the JawBone JamBox. Thomas got one over a year ago and almost convinced me to join him at the time. I didn’t and now know that I should have trusted him. The device is small, well-made, sounds great and has the added benefit of a built-in microphone so you can use it as a speakerphone too. I love it!
So how could a competitor try to one up the device? We got word today on one such attempts and, truth be told, it looks great. The device, devices actually, come from SPAR (www.SPAR.com) and is called the ZEPHYR. The ZEPHYR comes in three different versions and all of them have an integrated microphone and exceptionally long battery life. (The ZEPHYR 550 runs for 30 hours!) Where the ZEPHYR differentiates itself is that you can use the device as an external battery to charge your phone or tablet while you listen to stream music. It’s not a necessary addition but it certainly is one that might come in handy in a pinch. As the PR release we received notes,
Bluetooth enabled and highly portable, the ZEPHYR wireless audio speaker solution includes speakerphone functionality and doubles as a portable recharger for mobile phones. Boasting stunning acoustics and class-leading battery life, the ZEPHYR is not only a high-quality speaker, but also a speakerphone for hands-free calling. What really separates the ZEPHYR from the competition is its ability to act as a portable battery pack to charge your mobile phone simply by connecting your phone via the USB port on the side.
GIVE YOUR LIFE STUNNING AUDIO: There are moments in life that deserve a soundtrack. Whether you’re lying under the stars, crafting the next big idea, or eating on the deck with friends on a summer evening, those moments are crystalized through music.
The ZEPHYR is a revolutionary audio solution that produces exquisite hi-fidelity audio, filling your environment with crisp resonating sound. The best engineers in bluetooth audio crafted the ZEPHYR from the ground up to produce perfectly toned sparkling highs and booming lows. So whether you are in the mood for a body-twitching, base thumping impromptu dance party or a delicate and relaxing listening session, the ZEPHYR is the perfect audio solution for all of your life’s settings. In fact, we’re confident you won’t find a better portable audio solution anywhere.
SOCIALIZE YOUR MEDIA: The best media should be shared. Whether it’s your new favorite album or the most recent viral video, the ZEPHYR allows you to share those golden nuggets of entertainment with the people around you. Small enough to go anywhere and loud enough to be heard by everyone— the ZEPHYR will transform any get-together into an album listening party, a movie screening, or a have you seen this one YouTube soiree.
RECHARGE YOUR DEVICE AND PLAY LONGER: Nobody likes their playtime cut short— neither does your media device. On top of stunning acoustics and go-anywhere portability, we equipped the ZEPHYR with revolutionary recharging capability powered by the best battery in its class. Recharge your mobile phone or media device by plugging directly into the ZEPHYR— and keep the party going. In fact, it will most likely outlast you.