The Jam Wireless Speaker is a portable Bluetooth speaker that allows you to stream music from your smartphone or tablet. This compact device features a built-in rechargeable battery, allowing you to enjoy your favorite tunes anywhere without having to plug into an outlet.
The Jam also comes with a USB charger for recharging the internal power supply. The Jam’s design includes rubber bumpers around its edges to protect it from being dropped and has two buttons on the top of the unit so that you can control song playback. You’ll find these controls on the left side of the speaker when it’s in use.
The Jam is compatible with most smartphones and tablets running iOS or Android operating systems. It works with Apple devices including iPhone 4S, 5, 6, 7 and 8 as well as iPad 2, 3, 4 and Air. For Google devices like Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Note 3, HTC One M8 and LG G3, the Jam supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
While the Jam will work with other devices too, it will only support Bluetooth connections. If you want to be able to pair this speaker with another device via Wi-Fi, check out our post here: How to Connect Your Jam Wireless Speakers Together.
How to Use and Connect the Jam Wireless Speaker
To turn on the Jam, double tap the bottom right corner of the speaker. A blue LED light will then appear indicating that the speaker is turned on.
To set up the speaker, open the app menu by tapping twice on the bottom right corner of speaker. Then select “pair”. After pairing successfully, select “play” in the app menu and start playing music.
After connecting this speaker to a smartphone or tablet, you can play songs directly through the speaker using either Siri or voice commands. Press the button once again and speak to the speaker. Once connected, you can say “Hey Jam”, “Play some music”, “Music on”, “Turn down” etc. to control music playback. You can also skip tracks and pause/resume playback by saying “skip”/”next track” or “pause”/”resume”.
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If there are multiple connected Jams in range, you can choose which one to listen to by selecting the name of the speaker in the list of available profiles. If you’re not happy with the sound quality, you can change the audio setting in the app menu. Choose between “High Performance”, “Hi-Res Audio” or “Voice Boost”.
Once you’ve chosen the audio profile, press the button once more and restart the speaker. The new settings should take effect immediately.
Please note that this speaker does not include a remote control. To adjust the volume, just hold the button and slide your finger across the screen.
The Jam uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides about 20 hours of continuous playback time. When fully charged, the Jam takes approximately three hours to charge completely. When charging, the speaker automatically switches itself off after 30 minutes of charging. You can extend this period by pressing and holding the button while the speaker is charging. Charging with the speaker plugged into a wall socket takes five hours.
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The Jam is an attractive speaker that comes with good sound quality. However, if you’re looking for a wireless speaker especially designed for home entertainment purposes, we’d recommend checking out the Sonos Play 1s (review).
This speaker offers excellent sound quality as well as an array of advanced features such as multiroom streaming, Spotify Connect compatibility and much more. It may seem expensive but it doesn’t feel like it considering how easy it is to use; you don’t need any special skills to get started. Its sleek design makes it look great in any room of the house.
Q – Can I make calls?
A – No. This speaker cannot call numbers or receive incoming calls. The speaker has no loudspeaker so it cannot answer calls.
Q – Is this speaker compatible with Alexa?
A – Yes. The speaker supports Amazon Alexa Voice Services. You can ask questions, request information and control smart home devices from anywhere in your house. You can even use it to order pizza.
Q – Can I connect other Bluetooth enabled devices to this speaker?
A – Yes, you can pair several Bluetooth enabled devices simultaneously. For example, you can connect two smartphones or tablets to your speaker at the same time.
Q – How long will it last without being recharged?
A – It depends on usage. With moderate use, the speaker should last 2 years. If you put it away unused, it could be used for up to 5 years.
Q – What happens when the power runs out?
A – The speaker shuts down and stops playing music.
Q – Why can I hear noise coming from the speaker’s internal components when it isn’t powered?
A – This is normal. There is always some level of background noise produced by electronic circuits.
Q – Does this speaker support multi-user accounts?
A – Yes it does. You can create multiple user profiles and assign different access privileges to each one.
Q – What are the dimensions?
A – The Jam measures 8 x 10 x 11 cm / 3.1 x 3.9 x 4.3 inches. It weighs about 6 ounces.
Q: What operating systems does this speaker work with?
A: The Jam works with Android OS versions 5.0 Lollipop and above, iOS 10 and later, Windows 7 and later.
Q: What is the warranty?
A: One year limited manufacturer warranty.
Q: How to install a new firmware update on the Jam Wireless Speaker
A: To update the firmware of your Jam Wireless Speaker, firstly turn off the speaker using the switch located on the back side. Then remove its battery pack. After removing the battery pack, press and hold the ON/OFF button until the LED turns green. While holding the button, plug in the USB cable into the rear port of the speaker and then wait for the LED to flash red again. Finally, reconnect the battery pack and turn the speaker back on.