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It wasn’t that long ago when mobile music meant carrying a device the size of a small suitcase. The first real boom box, called the Superscope was launched by Marantz in 1976, but the heyday of the ghetto blaster was the eighties, when they just kept getting louder and bigger.

Faster forward to 2013 and you get as much music power in something half the size. What’s more, if it’s the The JBL PlayUp Wireless Speaker for it will stream music from your phone, too. But how do you know if this wireless speaker is right for you? Simple, see if you fulfill these criteria.

You want your music to sound fantastic

Speakers have changed beyond recognition since Bell Labs engineers, Chester W. Rice and Edward W. Kellogg invented the first electrostatic loudspeaker in 1921. With acoustic craftsmanship from JBL, you’ve got great 360 degree all-around quality sound. What’s more,  you’ll enjoy clear, loud sound delivered from a specially designed bass port with a power range of 10 watts. In fact, it works like a mini sub to give real oomph to the MP3 tracks on your phone. Trust us, your eardrums will say thank you.

You want to play your music anywhere, with anyone

Robert Browning, the English poet once said. “He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” Living in Victorian England his idea of chillin’ to tunes was probably more string quartet than Basement Jaxx. That said the sentiment still rings true. If you’re feeling lonely there’s no better cure than cranking up your music. With the The JBL PlayUp for Nokia you can do that anywhere, anytime. Wireless and with an optimal battery life of up to 10 hours, your music goes where you go. Added to that, it plays not just your music but if they have a Bluetooth or NFC enabled device, your friends’ music, too. If you want a party in your pocket, look no further.

You want your music easy

Research has shown that smartphone users are some of the heaviest consumers of music, with 42% claiming to have a collection of between 2-5,000 songs and 27% listening for 4-6 hours per day. But what’s the point of all that if you can’t find a simple way to enjoy it? The JBL PlayUp for Nokia is compatible with all phones, music players and other devices, which support NFC and Bluetooth v. 2.1 + EDR.

JBL PlayUp speakers

What’s more, besides connecting with Bluetooth it can be plugged into any 3.5 mm audio connector. And let’s not forget the design. The tapered shape and rubbery surface make it easy to get a grip, pick it up and take it away. These features combined make all music easy listening.

Has the JBL PlayUp for Nokia ticked all your boxes? If the answer is a passionate yes, we’re willing to bet our entire record collection that you’ll get as loved up with it as we are. And if you’ve already fallen head over heels, why not share details of your musical romance below.