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Bose ® SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

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  • Connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device
  • Exceptional sound performance compared to other mobile speakers this size
  • Rechargeable battery plays up to 14 hours
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandBose
Item Weight1.8 Kg
Product Dimensions25.6 x 4.8 x 13.5 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number61606
Colorgrey
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Lithium Battery Energy Content21 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight185 Grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells3
  
Additional Information
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Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
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Date First Available6 Feb. 2014
  
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Product Description

Product Description

About Bose

Dedication to research and excellence has been the Bose approach to better sound since Dr. Amar G. Bose founded the company in 1964. Ever since then, Bose engineers have focused on creating better technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III.

About The Product

Better sound. Ready to go.

You've got your own music, friends and sense of style. Now there's a Bluetooth speaker that brings them all together. The SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III combines years of experience with Bose technology to bring you an exceptional mobile Bluetooth speaker. With enhanced performance no matter how loud you like it, you can experience and share your music like never before, with unparalleled fullness, clarity and depth. And with the option to add a range of colourful covers, you can truly personalise your speaker.

Pair and play

Using this speaker with your smartphone, iPad or other Bluetooth device is easy. You can pair it with devices over a distance of around 9 metres, so you can enjoy your music without worrying about cables. All you need to do is press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker's top panel, and then select the SoundLink speaker III from your device. And reconnecting is even easier, because the speaker has its own memory, so can remember the last six devices that it's been paired with.

Share better sound

Everyone knows that the right soundtrack can make a good time even better. And with this speaker, you can always have the right tunes on hand. Whether you want to relax and unwind or party at full volume, improved digital signal processing lets you share your music like never before. Four drivers and two passive radiators deliver full-spectrum audio and clarity, and unlike many other mobile speakers, the bass doesn't suffer either, with exceptional performance at the low end.

Built to travel

The SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III looks just as good as it sounds. Its curved edges and thin profile stand out from the crowd, and adding a splash of colour with an optional cover lets you make a real statement. The speaker has been made to go wherever you do, so it fits right into your bag or backpack. The button panel is made from silicone for protection from dirt and dust, and the wraparound metal grille is highly durable and fingerprint resistant.

Make it your own

The optional soft covers not only add another layer of protection to your SoundLink speaker III, but also enable you to give it your own twist.

Additional features
  • Aux input lets you connect a wide range of audio equipment, adding to the speaker's versatility
  • USB port enables software updates so that the speaker will remain compatible with Bluetooth devices in the future
  • Compact power adapter folds flat to fit perfectly in your bag
  • Optional 12V car charger charges your speaker when you're out and about



Comparison features
Audio performance Good Better Best
Bluetooth compatibility
Wireless range 9 m 9 m 9 m
AUX input (connects to other sources)
Rechargeable battery
Charging cradle Optional
Dimensions in cm 13.4 x 12.8 x 5.3 5.1 x 18 x 5.8 13.5 x 25.6 x 4.8
Weight 0.57 kg 0.67 kg 1.37 kg

Box Contains

SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III
Wall charger

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

105 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Re Golin on 9 Sept. 2014
I'd already made up mind to buy a Bose Soundlink, the question for me was: Soundlink III or Mini? So, I bought both (from the Bose shop) in order to compare them side-by-side at home.

Of course it's a subjective choice, but my view is that the Soundlink III sounds "better". I should qualify this by saying that to me it sounded more expansive (i.e. you could tell that the sound from the Mini was coming from a smaller space) and the trebles were crisper (especially noticeable to me on piano/vocal type tracks of the Bat for Lashes/Kate Bush variety).

The Soundlink III also passed the test with the following tracks, but the Mini did struggle: Buiral's Archangel; Bjork's Undo; Radiohead's Everything in its right place.

Conclusion: both are similar and you'd be happy with either. I bought the bigger model because I don't intend to take it outside my home (that's where the Mini overtakes the SIII), it's going to be my main way of playing music so I wanted that extra bit of quality and, put simply, once I'd tried them side by side I couldn't have sent the bigger model back to the shop.

I hope this helps similarly mad people.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Ben Neale on 6 Aug. 2014
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I wanted a Bluetooth speaker which didn't shirk on quality and did a lot of research into which one to get.
I read practically every review on the SoundLink III, good and bad, and after buying it and using it I found the ones which were slating it were really to do with it's inefficiency to meet that particular person's needs; and was effectively the wrong item for them to buy.
When you look at the purpose this item is trying to serve, it's a wireless speaker to connect to multiple devices and isn't really meant to serve as the sole source of sound for DJ-ing and won't blow your head off if you put your ear next to it.
But if you're having a bbq/house-party/picnic and want to sit 9 foot away with your Ipad then it's perfect!

The main thing I wanted was a speaker which wouldn't distort the bass when you turned it up. And with BOSE I was pretty confident this wouldn't, and it didn't disappoint. I had a party with about 30 people in the garden and it was more than loud enough, and if you place it in front of a wall/fence as instructed then the bass is perfect too.

It has a 9 foot radius, ability to remember 6 devices, and 14 hours of playing time on a full battery. (The battery doesn't take long to charge either.. another bonus!) It's pretty heavy to carry (heavier than expected) but I wouldn't class this as a flaw personally.

I did find the Ipad battery drained a lot quicker when playing YouTube though but it's understandable as it's connected to both the internet and Bluetooth which would be battery intensive. Not exactly a fault of the BOSE SLIII though!

Value for money wise it's really up to you. You get what you pay for with this though as it's quality truely is stunning, but if your budget is a bit lower then possibly go for the Mini if you're not fussed about the volume.

Definitely give it 5 stars and can't find a fault with it at all.
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90 of 101 people found the following review helpful By mandynolan TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Mar. 2014
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The Bose Soundlink III is a top notch product....I've had it for about three weeks now and I have taken my time to review it...I wanted to see how it worked out for me...is it worth the money? Is it really better that my Bose ® SoundLink ® Mini Bluetooth Speaker....Is it worth paying that bit more????....

Well....Yes.... and....No......

Its a fantastic piece of equipment...Looks good....sounds amazing....but although they are from the same range I think you would own them for different reasons....
I've already reviewed the Soundlink Mini....its fantastic....BUT....This is even better....although I think they have slightly different purposes...but thats just in my opinion....

So whats different?....well this is simply bigger and has better sound....This is really the one that you could use for your whole sound system if you just wanted one thing...it is better than the mini version....BUT....its not as portable...and I think its more of a serious piece of sound equipment for the house....

So...

PROS
1. Looks great...
2. Great build quality...love the rubberised buttons....
3. Sounds brill...really loud if needed...good sound on all types of music...
4. Attaches well to loads of devices...I've successfully tried...an iPhone 4, iPhone 5s, an iPad Air, a Samsung Galaxy and a Kindle Fire HD....all worked well via bluetooth....
5. Portable.....
6. Good cover....bought separately...although you don't necessarily need it!....Bose Cover for Soundlink III - Orange...I got the Orange...its cool....
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71 of 81 people found the following review helpful By John Ryan on 19 Feb. 2014
I'd spent months looking at the competition (details below), and eventually settled for the Bose Soundlink Mini. However my brother trumped me when he bought this little beauty, and I have to admit, although it costs £100 more - it's incredibly impressive.

Here's why...

What is it?
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The Bose Soundlink III is a very latest version of the slightly larger wireless Bluetooth speaker. In short, if you've got a smartphone (ie. any Android or iPhone) or tablet (eg. Nexus or iPad) or even a modern laptop you can wirelessly stream (play) music from your device.

No wires, no fuss just superb, room filling quality sound!

How does it work?
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You simply press the Bluetooth button on the top of the speaker and"pair" it with an iPhone/iPad/Smartphone, and play your music or radio. On the iPhone (but almost certainly available on Android) I use the following Apps:-

* Music - to stream music from my iPhone and iPad
* Tune In Radio - An app to listen to world wide radio stations (or XFM London and Radio 4 in my case)
* Spotify - where for £5-£10 a month (or even for free) you can listen to unlimited tracks of your selection
* BBC iPlayer or You Tube - to boost the sound from your iPad or tablet

As it's wireless, you effectively have a built in "remote control" (your smartphone), meaning you can change tracks or adjust volume easily - depending upon the app you're using. Be aware, the Bose doesn't come with a dedicated remote or special app to control the device - but another remote would just be something else to lose behind the sofa.

What's it like?
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Like it's smaller (and £100 cheaper) device the Soundlink Mini - the sound quality is just amazing.
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