Light up the party with this cool little speaker from JAM. Read our full review here.
Jam Trance Mini Review
Value for money
Bright lights, big sound
While so-called 'audio snobs' may not be impressed, The Jam Trance Mini is a fantastic Bluetooth speaker that provides great sound at a reasonable price.
Right now the market is flooded with portable Bluetooth speakers that provide great sound but are expensive or they’re reasonably priced but have mediocre sound.
The Jam Trance Mini provides a good compromise, packing incredible sound in a compact size and comes with a neat trick up its sleeve.
Read on for our full review.
Look and feel
The Jam Trance Mini is small (it measures 8 x 4 x 8 cm) and incredibly light (it weighs 59 g). It has a good build quality and comes encased in a thick rubber shell that protects the speaker nicely if it falls (which it will if used at a party). It also prevents the speaker from moving around too much when it’s playing a loud track that’s bass-heavy.
On the side of the Jam Trance Mini is a flap covering the USB port to charge it up (it comes with a Micro USB cable in the box) and an Auxiliary Jack.
Using the Jam Trance Mini
The Jam Trance Mini comes in good quality packaging with a try me button so you can test the LED lights before you play music.
You’ll need to charge it up for about four hours before using it which will give you around five hours of usage out of it. No worries if you forget to switch off the Jam Trance Mini, it’ll automatically power off after a period of inactivity.
It’s so simple setting it up that you needn’t bother reading the instruction manual it comes with
All you’ll need to do is enable Bluetooth on your Apple/Android smartphone or tablet and hit ‘Search for devices’. It’ll come up as ‘Jam Trance Mini’. Sync your device to the speaker and you’re good to go!
We now come to the audio. While it’s not the loudest, the Jam Trance Mini produces a good, clear sound quality. The Bluetooth has a range of about thirty metres so as long as you’re nearby you’ll get a good sound that won’t break up.
The Jam Trance Mini’s coolest feature is, undoubtedly, the LED light show it puts on while playing music. It has thirty-six colour combinations which you’ll find weirdly hypnotic.
We’d have liked it if there’d been an indicator that informs you how much battery life it has left, though a rather stern voice will come on and warn you when it’s running low. It also comes on when the Jam Trance Mini is powering on or pairing with a device.
Value for money?
While the Jam Trance Mini may not pass muster with true audiophiles, for most people looking for an affordable, portable Bluetooth speaker with decent sound, this is an excellent choice.
The Jam Trance Mini isn’t just for music but also has an integrated speakerphone for added versatility and performance.
Priced at around £30, the Jam Trance Mini is a great little speaker packed with great features that looks good and is great value for money in our opinion.
Not only does the Jam Trance Mini provide good sound, it has an LED lightshow which is a great touch.
With less than a week to go before Christmas, if you need a stocking filler for music lovers among your friends and family, the Jam Trance Mini is perfect.