Jawbone, $359 jawbone.com ★★★★ You wouldn’t believe such a small speaker, without so much as a wire attached, could pump out music quite as loudly or as clearly as this Jawbone creation. The Big Jambox is a bigger brother to the original Jawbone creation, though it is still just 25.6cm long and weighs 1.2kg, making it a portable party monster. Like the smaller version, this speaker features patterns in its exterior mesh and comes in bright or muted colours. This speaker adds large external controls and uses powerful audio equipment, including neodymium drivers and opposing passive bass radiators for sound that booms on big notes. It connects to any phone, tablet or computer with Bluetooth, so it can also be used to take calls, and its built-in rechargeable battery will work for up to 15 hours from a 21/ hour charge. It’s one for audio lovers on the move.