Samsung Rips off Jawbone’s Iconic Bluetooth Speaker Design
Samsung has today unveiled a new line of wireless speakers called Samsung Level Box mini, which unsurprisingly bears a striking resemblance to Jawbone’s Jambox Bluetooth speaker (via Gizmodo). The Level Box mini comes in an assortment of vivid colours and promises to deliver high-quality sound in a lighter, compact metallic body.
Samsung’s new speaker measures 156 x 66 x 50 mm and weighs 392g, while the Jambox measures 151 x 57 x 40 mm and weighs 347g. It features Bluetooth connectivity and an aux-in port similar to Jawbone’s Jambox. It not only looks identical to the Jambox but also comes in same colours as the Jambox i.e red, blue, black and silver.
According to the press release:
“Level Box mini delivers a seamless connected experience. To pair the device, users can simply place a Near-Field Communications (NFC) enabled smartphone near the Level Box mini to quickly make a connection. Controlling the speaker is also simple with its built-in buttons that allow you to play or stop a song, adjust the volume, and even accept or reject calls.
SoundAlive, Samsung’s innovative audio technology, intelligently makes automatic adjustments to sound quality by analyzing the source to ensure the best sound quality. The Level Box mini utilizes the aptX codec so that users can enjoy uninterrupted, robust streaming. The dedicated hardware design of Level Box mini provides noise reduction and echo cancellation, and a built-in microphone delivers clear voice, making it ideal for conference calls with friends”.
Samsung has not yet announced availability and pricing of Level Box mini.