JAM Voice is tiny and lightweight but packs a punch. Once you get it set up, it can do some pretty neat things. You get full access to Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, the Siri-like voice-activated assistant. You can set up and connect multiple speakers for a surround sound or full home experience. You can also use JAM Voice as a smart home controller for products from companies such as Philips Hue, Belkin Wemo, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink. Unlike the Amazon Echo, the JAM Voice is not always on and listening; you do need to press the button.
First, you’ll need to charge it for about 3 hours to get 4 hours of play time. It does come with a charging cable, but not an AC adapter. Download the JAM Wi-Fi app get set up. Using the app, you can connect the JAM Voice to your Amazon account, or create one here. You’ll also want to download the Amazon Alexa app to get full use out of the speaker.
I used the JAM Voice to ask Alexa to order me some chocolates.
With the JAM Wi-Fi app, you can connect the JAM Voice to your favorite music sources, such as Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Tidal, Amazon, or your own music library. You can also use the app to control your tunes if you’re not near the speaker.
Another neat thing you can do with this app is broadcast to other speakers. Record a message within the app and it will play on the speaker. If you have multiple speakers set up throughout the house, your message will play on all of them.
The JAM Voice is compact and easy to take with you around the house or on the go.
The Amazon Alexa app shows you the kinds of things you can ask Alexa to do. For example, you can ask her to sing you a love song, play a certain kind of music, add items to a shopping list contained within the app, order things from Amazon, get local movie listings, general facts, and much more. Anything you’ve asked of Alexa on the JAM Voice, you’ll see more details in the app.
I used the JAM Voice to ask Alexa to order me some chocolates. Alexa gave me a couple of choices based on popular Amazon chocolates and asked if I’d like to purchase them now. Later, I went into the Amazon Alexa app, and those chocolates were listed in the app along with some other options. Similarly, more information about other questions I’d asked with the JAM Voice was there for further perusal.