Liquidating an estate
It stood out in a sea of clunky, bulky counterparts with a unique design and different colors that "instantly spoke to the consumer," said Bob Hoyler, research analyst at Euromonitor International.
"It certainly wasn't the first, but it was the one that brought the product to the mass market." Jawbone continued to iterate on the design, eventually releasing the Big Jambox and the Mini Jambox, but the market soon became saturated as established manufacturers released their own take on the portable speaker, including Bose and Beats by Dre, now owned by Apple.
The unit ran entirely on an internal battery (an innovation at the time), connected via Bluetooth, was designed to be small enough to throw into a bag and could even take calls.
Melanie has been liquidating estates for over 17 years.
She specializes in valuations, downsizing, and estate sale services.
Fresh off its successful Jambox line, the company released the Up, a sleek wrist-worn wearable designed to track exercises, issue move alerts and monitor sleep cycles.
The associated smartphone app could show user stats, compare it with friends and even log food intake.