Ever since I got a Jambox speaker, I have been looking for a way to mount it on my bike for some in-ride tunes. And here, made in the good old U.S of A, is the Jambox Case, a little $25 accessory which will strap the portable speaker to just about anything, including a bike.
So why haven’t I bought one? Why don’t you just watch the video and see for yourself.
What’s that? you couldn’t even see the speaker or the case in the video? That’s exactly what I’m talking about, and the product photos don’t look any better.
From what I can make out in these images of a black item, in shadow, backlit by the bright background outside, the Jambox Case is a square tube with a mesh front and a pair of velcro straps dangling from one side. The speaker slides inside and the straps secure it to handlebars, top tubes, strollers or railings. I could even use it to stop it falling off the wall of my roof terrace.
It might be great. Or it might be some old plastic chopped out of a trash can and duct-taped to a velcro strip. Who can even know? My worry would be that anyone spending so little time on taking such bad photos (or so much time on hiding the product in such bad photos) may not be selling a very good product.
Still, the design reminded me that the Jambox comes with its own little close-fitting tubular case, and that a few slashed with an X-Acto knife coupled with the pair of Zefal velcro pump-straps I have somewhere in my bike’s handlebar bag will make me a great little DIY version.