Speaker Solution for Your Active Kids
If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that there is no shortage of Bluetooth speaker options on the market. Whether you’re looking for a multi-room home solution or a portable set for on-the-go, there is something out there for you. But what if your prone-to-break-stuff kids want something to blast their latest Kidz Bop purchase while playing outside? There is a solution for that also – Jambanz.
Not a product you’re going to find at your local electronics retailer, Jambanz encourages you to “Lose the Headphones” by putting your music on your wrist. In what can only be described as a marriage of speaker technology and slap bracelets (remember those?), Jambanz is obviously targeted towards a younger, probably preteen demographic.
The bracelet design allows for easy wearing and secure positioning, even while grooving to cranked-up pop music. Do not expect a wide audio range from this single-speaker product, it acts more like a larger version of your phone speaker. The audio is very clear, but this shouldn’t be considered an audiophile product. Connection via Bluetooth is as simple as it should be, and battery life appears to be more than plentiful.
Power and volume controls are conveniently placed on opposite sides and are responsive. The sealed button design prevents sweat from migrating into the speaker, a nice design element. Recharging is easy via any USB port or USB wall adapter (not included).
I previously mentioned that the straps stay secure on the wrist, and we did put them through their paces, subjecting them to a few rounds of cartwheels and miscellaneous gymnastics. As we got to the typical Bluetooth range limit there was some dropout, but this is a limitation of the Bluetooth specification and not of the Jambanz themselves. While in range, connection remained strong with no dropouts noticed.
If you have little ones that love to dance, but you’re afraid to just hand them your phone/iPad/iPod/etc., then Jambanz will be a great solution for letting them enjoy their music without the fear of breaking your device. You can purchase your own set directly from Jambanz or on Amazon for under $30. Each order includes one Jambanz slap bracelet the color of your choice, one Jambanz micro Bluetooth speaker and a micro USB to USB charging cable.
And if you’re interested in learning more about the inventor behind Jambanz, check out the links on their Facebook or Twitter pages and watch this great CBS interview to also see how Jambanz can protect your kids when out and about!
47 thoughts on “Speaker Solution for Your Active Kids”
This is a well detailed review for this gadget. It really suits the age group you mentioned but I think I can also use it-(adult) for my aerobics, or even for my walks.
I didn’t consider adult aerobics, that’s a good point! Will pass that along to the inventor!
This will certainly prevent wear, tear and breakage on parents expensive electronics. And it looks “cool”-the kids are going to love it!
Pretty cool and colorful! But, I have to admit I am a bit confused. If kids are playing outside – do they really need to be listening to music? If they are dancing – what happened to “shared” speakers? And, if every person is listening to something else – doesn’t it get a bit noisy? I get the feeling sometimes, Scott, that new gadgets come onto the market so that there is something new to sell – not because they actually solve a problem or serve a purpose. SOOO much energy that could be invested in more meaningful ventures.
THANKS for sharing! I love learning about things that are definitely beyond me …
My boys would go crazy for this. I will think about this being a great stocking stuffer. Thanks for sharing. I think I would take it from them, it looks like so much fun
Very innovative – love how you can’t “sweat” into it…..though I’m wondering if they could make a smaller version.
I know my big kids would love those speakers. I got my husband their speakers for the house, but it’s not his birthday until next week so I’m dying to try them out.
What an awesome idea. My kids would really love these. I think that my husband and I would too.
We need these for my house immediately! All three of my kids would love these.
Neat idea! They seem to have a lot nice features to make them great for kids. Durability is a big thing with electionics making these nice for kids.
What a great idea. Technology is advancing so fast. A few years ago, I wrote a book set in 2027. By the time I finish editing and get it published, what’s happening now will have overtaken my ideas.
Wow! I have never seen such a thing. Very cool and I think I could find some uses for it myself! #BloggersCorner)
No way! My boys would be all over those. Maybe Santa will bring them each one?
Those are so cool. I love toys that encourage my children to play together.
This is a pretty neat speaker. I think I’d like one for myself. I think it would be great in the fitness center I work out in!
These look like so much fun. Kiddo is pretty clumsy. I worry that the speaker sticks out to far. Shes one to find the simplest way to break it lol
Interesting concept. I can see where some kids would like wearing these and they are much cheaper than an iPod 🙂
Okay, this is pretty cool. I bet my daughter and her friends would have loved these as preteens.
My kids would love this, they’d think it’s so cool. There really is a gadget out there for everyone.
That is so awesome! My niece and nephew are going to flip over these.
What a great idea! I love this so much. It’s a great way for the kids to play and have their music right there with them.
This is such a great idea. I wish they had something like this when my son was little. Thanks for the great review.
What a cool gadget! My boys would love it!
This is a great idea and perfect solution! There are plenty of great uses for this product besides just for kids!
Those are really handy and pretty darn cool! I like them a lot. Look like they would make great Christmas presents
Those are super cute! Both my babies are little dance machines and would love these.
My preteen would love this. I wish I had known about them last week. They would have been the prefect birthday present for her friend in the right price range. Next friend gift for sure.
What a fun gadget. I Can see them being useful for so many things…exercise, dancing, etc!
I love that the kids can be active and listen to their music. I like too that the sound remains strong until you step out of range. That is NOT always the case w/every speaker, but it is a driving factor for making a purchase (high quality). Thanks for the cool review. This is a great thing to keep in mind for holiday shopping.
How fun! I can picture my girls now dancing everywhere while wearing these. Such a fun little gadget and a fun way to introduce younger ones to tech.
Now those look fun for adults too! I could use this on the treadmill I bet!
Love the colors!
I can’t believe nobody thought of this before. This is pretty genius!
Now this is something that my daughter would be thrilled to have! She is always playing music, and the colors are so fun!
I remember slapbands when they were metal! These are way more stylish and techie!
My son got a slap bracelet at VBS and is STILL insisting on wearing it. I think he’d love these!
I have just heard of these recently. I think they would be awesome.
Oh how fun is this?!!? You did such a great review, my girls would love these. I can see these being on a Christmas wish list!
This would be an awesome product for most people. I agree that I could use it on my walks. I like that it’s affordable.
These are awesome. I think they’d even work for adults on a bike ride or a run!
OK, now that looks fun! My kids would LOVE this!
That looks like such a fun product! Our kids would be dancing all over the place with those things on their wrists!
What fun. These are really cool and kids love to feel all grown up with gadgets. My girls would love these.
What a fun product and in such great colors! Fun pictures too. Thanks for the review.
That is so cool! I would love that for myself.
How neat. My daughter would love something like this. Looks like a lot of fun.
These look like so much fun! My daughter would love them!
Such a cool little gadget! What kiddo wouldn’t want one?