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Bose ® SoundDock ® Series III Digital Music System - Black

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  • Proprietary acoustic design delivers a combination of small size and proven performance
  • Convenient remote controls the system and basic iPhone or iPod functions including playlist navigation
  • This system is only compatible with iPhone and iPod models with an Apple Lightning connector (iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation)
  • Auxiliary input lets you play other audio devices

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 16.5 x 16.8 cm ; 2.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.5 Kg
  • Item model number: 60741
  • ASIN: B00BNRXVT6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Mar. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Colour Name:Black  |  Style Name:Lightning Connector

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 SoundDock Series III digital music system.

About The Product

Created for performance. Created for the latest versions of iPhones and iPods.

The SoundDock Series III digital music system allows users to play their digital music from any iPhone or iPod model with the latest Apple Lightning connector, and experience it with the Bose standard of high quality sound.

Big on sound, small on size

The system’s size doesn’t tell the whole story. Inside its compact frame you’ll find Bose digital signal processing and acoustic design that produce wide-ranging sound, with consistency and clarity—all from a compact system small enough to carry from place to place, effortlessly.

The party doesn’t have to stop

Music continues uninterrupted from your iPhone or iPod whenever it’s docked and when the SoundDock system is plugged into a wall outlet. The system charges your device, even while your songs are playing.

Control is in your hands

The SoundDock III comes with a convenient remote that turns the system on and off, adjusts volume, changes tracks and navigates your playlists.

Not just for iPhones

Hear all the sound you’ve been missing by simply connecting your DVD/CD player, tablet, laptop or other mobile device to the 3.5mm auxiliary input.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod models

This system works with iPhone and iPod versions equipped with an Apple Lightning connector.

Now available in an assortment of colours

The SoundDock Series III system – Limited Edition Colour Collection offers you a choice of attention-grabbing colours: green, orange, purple or blue in addition to standard black. Great for gifts or filling your own living space with Bose sound—and a splash of colour.

Comparison features
Audio performance Good Best Good Good
Bluetooth compatibility
Wireless range 9 m 9 m
AUX input (connects to other sources)
Rechargeable battery
Charging cradle Optional
Dimensions in cm 5.1 x 18 x 5.8 13.5 x 25.6 x 4.8 13.17 x 30 x 8.57 16.83 x 30.48 x 16.51
Weight 0.67 kg 1.37 kg 1.80 kg 2.11 kg


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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Black Verified Purchase
The Bose SoundDock II system has the most amazing sound. Bose really know how to let you here every detail in a piece of music. There are not any controls on the unit other than volume. You do not need to tweek any trebles or bass as the sound is just amazing. I would throughly recommend this product. I wish I had purchased it sooner!
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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Black
I bought this product just over two years ago. It has recently stopped producing any sound when the iPod is inserted. I have done some research online and it seems that this problem is not uncommon. The repair costs £75 and is only guaranteed for a further 12 months. Bose admit that the connector pins are a weak link and advised me only to use the remote to control iPod when it is in the docking station. Bose has always meant "quality" to me but this item is simply not up to the job.Bose® SoundDock® digital music system (Gloss Black)
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Style Name: Lightning ConnectorColour Name: Black
I have a couple of docking stations. Both perform well but the fitments are for earlier generation iPods. I wanted one with lightning fitment which would work with iPod, iPad mini and iPhone. And I was hoping for outstanding volume and sound quality. This Bose SoundDock ticks every box.

As with any Bose product, the quality is excellent. Black high gloss finish, clean, neat classic design. It's unobtrusive and will sit well in any surrounding. The lightning connector works with any of the recent iPods/phones with the smaller fitment. I've also tried my iPod mini and although it's slightly less stable than the iPod, it sits well on the connector and as long as it isn't moved around, it performs well and looks good with the album or playlist clearly visible on the screen. The device charges when connected.

The remote controls all functions; volume, play order, pause, rewind on and off. It operates well over a distance > 12 feet, which should be enough for most domestic areas. The remote is neat but feels substantial and all buttons operate at a single touch. It'll also work with other devices which don't have the lightning fitment, but you need to buy a cable connector. I already have one from a Sony soundock and this speaker works fine with a Sony Walkman or when connected to the laptop.

As for the sound, it's outstanding. Deep rich bass, clear crisp highs. There's no tinny quality and even at relatively low volume setting, it fills a room. I can't imagine a home setting which would need anything better.

The only perceived drawback may be that there's no Bluetooth. Docking stations have fallen out of favour a little in the last couple of years or so. Not a negative for me, but if you're expecting Bluetooth connectivity, look for a different model. There are plenty.
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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Black
I have had this unit for two years and the sound is great but the cradle where the Ipod sits is cheap and nasty rubbish! It is so bad that the cradle does not support the weight of the Classic 160gb and the result was that the connector separated from the unit. It is an obvious fault that happens so often that you can buy the front connector for about 40 quid but why should you have to?

Bose if you read this get it sorted as your image is badly tarnished by this defect!
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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Silver
My original and fantastic BOSE speaker system broke so I replaced with this later model. Was incredibly disappointed with the quality. Sounded more like a cheap system than a BOSE. So therefore I have returned and am in two minds, as to whether I'll buy another BOSE or to look at their competitors. My priority was quality - not price. But on this occasion, BOSE have not delivered. Very disappointed.
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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Black
The sound quality is good but the connection with ipod is problematic. It is poorly designed and the connection is always loose. Similar problem with a friends docking station, likely to be a more widespread problem. As a result the docking station is useless. Unfortunately it does'nt has any other input. Looking for a suitable cable to see if it will work.
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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Black Verified Purchase
Arrived very quickly but wasn't what I had expected. The bass wasn't deep enough for me, maybe it was my room who knows. I sent it back to amazon and bought a Denon DM39DAB Black + Dali Zensor 1 for nearly the same price. I can plug my iphone in and the sound is just amazing! Also has a cd, dab radio and usb socket.
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Style Name: 30-pinColour Name: Black
My father bought these speakers as the 'family' iPod dock and they are fantastic. I myself have a smaller longer version of Bose speakers which are great but this design is more expensive by the sound quality is amazing.

Pros:

* Bose are renound for their speakers this speaker is no exception. Music come out nice and crisp and I am never disappointed with the sound quality.

* You can get different docks for all shapes and sizes of mp3 player which is great as it is multifunctional and fits my daddy's iPhone, my brother's iPod touch, my 5th gen nano and my mother's 6th gen nano.

Cons:

* Sometimes the device will not connect if there is a case on it.

* On the large size so not suitable for travelling if that is the intended purpose.

Overall I recommend Bose for any speaker needs as although they are pricey you are paying for amazing quality.
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