Start the party wherever you are. You’ve got the music on your phone or other Bluetooth device. Now flip open your Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker, and get things going with bigger sound than you thought you could get from a speaker this small.
Bose has created a mini masterpiece in the Soundlink Mobile Speaker. It combines a stunning, intelligent design with Bose’s traditional excellence in audio. By using Bluetooth as the wireless standard instead of Wi-Fi, Bose has not only created a speaker a speaker that can truly be taken anywhere, but one that plays back music from a huge range of devices.
While most portable speakers today are somewhat limited by the inclusion of an iPod dock, the Bluetooth standard lets the Soundlink Mobile Speaker connect wirelessly to not just Apple devices, but Android smartphones and tablets, BlackBerry phones, laptops and other computers, or any other Bluetooth enabled device.
Simply press and hold the Bluetooth button on the top of the speaker, and then choose the Soundlink option from the Bluetooth devices on your phone or PC. The devices are now paired, and will automatically connect again every time the speaker is turned on and the phone is within the 10 metre range. It can also remember up to six different devices, making it perfect for the whole extended family.
Because Bose passionately created the Soundlink as a portable music solution for everyone, they had to create innovative technologies to deliver a full range of sound – from deep bass to detailed high notes – without using heavy subwoofers or large ports. Bose created specialised passive radiators, which is how they can get the deep bass notes from a speaker just 5cm thick that weighs less than 1.5kg.
The careful design includes either a dark grey nylon cover — or a premium trim with dark brown leather cover. These fold out to become the speaker’s stand, making it truly portable, without needing any bulky accessories. A 3.5mm auxiliary port on the back also allows for music playback without a Bluetooth connection.
The Soundlnk Mobile Speaker is powered by a Lithium-ion battery, which gives up to eight hours worth of playback, depending on how loud you’re playing your music. Getting the same battery life from your smartphone may be a bit more challenging. Once the Soundlink’s battery has run out, the included charger will charge it up in about three hours.
Prices start at just $449 for the dark-grey nylon covered version, or $499 for the premium dark brown leather version. For the combination of superior sound, compact and lightweight design and stylish looks, that’s great value, whichever way you look at it.
As we head into the longer days of Summer, the Soundlink Mobile Speaker is the perfect accessory for music lovers of all smartphone persuasions. [Bose Australia]