3. Jambox wireless speakers
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$50 from every sale of the limited-edition Jambox speaker is donated to charity:water.
Price: $199.99
Available: www.jawbone.com

They're cute, colorful, weigh less than a pound, have a 10-hour battery life and are perfect to throw into your backpack.

Best of all, these stylish portable wireless speakers from San Francisco-based Jawbone also benefit a charitable cause to provide clean water.

In late 2011, Jawbone launched a limited-edition Jambox available that supports charity:water, which provides clean drinking water worldwide. Jawbone donates $50 to charity:water from every sale of it's limited-edition speaker.

Travis Bogard, vice president with Jawbone, said the company was first inspired to become more socially-involved when a tsunami struck Japan in 2010. "We partnered with the Red Cross and donated proceeds from sales of our red-colored speakers to raise money for Japan," he said.


- Last updated August 23 2012 01:45 PM ET
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