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11 Amazing Tech Gifts

A Holiday Gift Guide for all the techies on your list


Big Jam Box

Big Jambox

Jawbone Big Jambox

You know that one person who always insists on using his laptop or smartphone to play music through? Yeah, that guy? Well, rather than simply unfriending him and walking away, why not give him the gift of music as it was meant to be heard? Jawbone’s Big Jambox is the big brother of their much-lauded Jambox mini speaker, and it’s the perfect accompaniment for anyone who plays their music in the house, on the roof, at the pool, in the park… anywhere. Featuring stereo acoustic drivers, dual passive bass radiators, Bluetooth compatibility with two simultaneous devices, 15 hours of battery life, LiveAudio – which gives music a 3D effect by multi-layering the instruments/sounds – and compatibility with a wide range of devices, the Big Jambox is sure to entertain. It’s light, at just under 3 pounds, and is small enough that it can be taken with you and large enough to completely fill a room or space with sound. Available in white, red or black, the Big Jambox is $299 – but it’s a price worth paying to never hear low quality smartphone speakers again.

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at