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Published on August 27th, 2012 | by Kira

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HMDX: Sound So Sweet You Can Taste It!

We take our mu­sic se­ri­ous­ly, al­ways look­ing for the lat­est and great­est songs and bands, check­ing out shows around the bor­oughs, and test­ing out a va­ri­ety of gear. In fact, we’ve got tunes play­ing just about all of the time, whether it’s on the go or in the of­fice. And we’ve al­ways got sev­er­al gi­ga­bytes of mu­sic with us at all times.

The HMDX Jam Blue­tooth Speak­er is jam’n on many lev­els. For starters, it has the cutest pack­ag­ing I have ev­er seen! It comes in a case that looks like a jam jar, and in­stead of col­ors you get to pick your fa­vorite fla­vor: ap­ple (green), apri­cot (or­ange), black­ber­ry (grey), blue­ber­ry (blue), grape (pur­ple), and straw­ber­ry (red). I re­al­ly like the cas­ing and col­ors, all of them look very sleek and shiny. Fi­nal­ly, to com­plete the con­cept, the speak­er is light­ly scent­ed in its fla­vor of choice.

The speak­er is pret­ty small and eas­i­ly portable (2.5″x2.5″x2.5″), which is per­fect for adding mu­sic to on-lo­ca­tion pho­to shoots. You prob­a­bly won’t want to put it in your pock­et, but it will eas­i­ly fit in­to a small bag. And the unit has a nice stur­dy feel to it, which means it is not very light (9.6 oz), but finds a good bal­ance be­tween ide­al weight and stur­di­ness.

This speak­er has a sur­pris­ing­ly loud punch to it for its size and price. It isn’t as crisp when it is com­plete­ly turned up, un­like high­er end speak­ers, like the Au­dyssey Wire­less Speak­ers we en­joyed. How­ev­er, if you keep it in the mid­dle of a table, it sounds pret­ty good and will fill a small room. If you do not like loud nois­es, you may dis­like the chime the speak­er makes when it turns on. It can be a lit­tle much, and you can not turn it down or off. Fi­nal­ly, the Blue­tooth works great up to 30 feet away, which is more that enough for what most peo­ple are like­ly to use it for. Bat­tery life is on­ly OK at four hours, but since the speak­er charges off a mi­cro-USB, you can use one of thebat­tery packs from my­Charge to keep your mu­sic go­ing for quite a bit longer.

Over­all, the HMDX Jam Blue­tooth Speak­er is very sleek, with very cute mar­ket­ing, and works quite well for the price: a very rea­son­able $40.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.



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