The JBL Jembe Modernizes a Traditional Instrument

 - Nov 19, 2011
References: jbl & ubergizmo
For those who need a pair of speakers with a clean look that has a bit of power, check out the JBL Jembe speakers.

The design of the JBL Jembe actually draws inspiration from the djembe, which is a traditional African drum played by hand. Like the instrument, it takes on a fairly large form with a wide top that slims down slightly as it moves down to the base. The Jembe has a built-in amplifier that delivers clean, powerful sounds when music or movies are playing. It has about 6W of output power which can hold its own at a party. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack for those who want to immerse themselves in multimedia.

Overall, the concept and the technical work behind the Jembe is impressive and would make a great fit for the home.