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Bose ® SoundLink ® Wireless Mobile Speaker (Chrome Finish with Dark Brown Leather Cover)

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  • Clear detailed sound brings your music to life
  • Connects wirelessly to your mobile phone tablet or other Bluetooth® device
  • Compact and lightweight—fits in your bag or backpack
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 8 hours of non-stop music
  • Built-in cover protects system and unfolds into a stand for instant music anywhere

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 24.4 x 13 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Item model number: 48688
  • ASIN: B005NF10HE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Sept. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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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® Wireless Mobile speaker.

About The Product

Your mobile phone is the centre of your music universe. Now you can play your favourite tunes out loud, whenever you like, wherever you are. With the SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker, you’ll enjoy lifelike sound that blows other Bluetooth® speakers away. It’s compact enough to take with you no matter where you go, so you always have your music at hand. The speaker connects wirelessly to your Blackberry, iPhone, Android or other Bluetooth® devices, such as tablets or laptops to play music files or stream Spotify and other internet stations. The rechargeable battery makes hours of listening pleasure possible – without having to dock the device or plug it in.

Up to the minute music

You never know what your day will bring. From a surprise visit to the beach to an impromptu lunch, your music system should be as flexible as you are. Compact and easy to carry in your bag, backpack – or even in one hand - the SoundLink® speaker allows you to bring your own music to any happening. The integrated cover protects the speaker when you’re on the move, but it can be flipped open to form a stand, and closed to power the speaker down.

Unparalleled sound quality

Groundbreaking Bose-own technology allows the SoundLink® speaker to deliver a rich performance with powerful bass notes. Specially designed passive radiators handle the low frequency range - the only way such a small speaker can reproduce such detailed sound, without the need for large ports or heavy woofers.

Simple Bluetooth® connection

Connecting your Bluetooth® device to the speaker couldn’t be easier — and you won’t have to redo it every time you want to play your music. Simply click and hold the Bluetooth® button on the top panel, then select the SoundLink® speaker from your smartphone or other music source. The SoundLink® speaker will store this information in its memory bank. In fact, it can memorise six Bluetooth® sources and has a wireless range of up to 10 metres.

Play your music all day

A rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which recharges in 2 to 3 hours from empty, will keep you in music for a maximum of eight hours. You can even email, browse the internet or text while listening. To recharge the SoundLink® speaker while in use, simply plug in the included power adaptor if you happen to spot a convenient outlet or use the optional car charger.

You won’t even need a remote. The SoundLink® speaker has its own volume and power controls and your Bluetooth® device puts you in control of the rest - from your playlists to your favourite streaming music stations.

Customise your speaker

Choose between the premium speaker with a dark brown leather cover and the standard speaker with a slate grey nylon cover. More colours are sold separately to suit your personal preference.

Features

Bluetooth® technology makes it possible to play music from your smartphone or other sound device wirelessly on the SoundLink® speaker. You won’t have to connect or dock anything. The speaker’s small size allows you to take it with you - it’s compact and doesn’t weigh much. Carry it in one hand or in a travel bag or backpack. The speaker measures only 13 x 24.5 x 5 cm, and weighs no more than 1.5 kg. Bose-own speaker technology marries a sleek-yet-robust speaker with dual-opposing passive radiators for a powerful performance with the full, deep low notes that you won’t find in other small Bluetooth® speakers. Enjoy more power and longer listening pleasure thanks to the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. With a maximum of 8 hours play time, it delivers far more than other rechargeable batteries. Protect the speaker while you’re on the go with the integrated cover, which also unfolds into a stand that makes it possible to play anywhere, instantly. You won’t need a remote. Convenient controls for volume and power and volume can be found on the speaker itself, control other functions using your mobile phone or other Bluetooth® device. A wireless range of up to 10 metres allows you to you to use your phone, tablet or other device, while placing the SoundLink® speaker wherever it’s convenient. An auxiliary input is included so you can enjoy other music sources, such as a portable DVD/CD player or MP3 device. Software updates can be made using the USB port for continuing compatibility with Bluetooth® devices. Additional covers are available separately. Choose between tan or burgundy leather and purple or red nylon for a personal style statement.

What's in the box
  • SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker
  • 3.5mm stereo cable
  • Wall charger (EU and UK plug included)


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This is the third BOSE stand alone speaker I have purchased now.
I have
1) Original sounddock
2) Portable sounddock
3) This one - soundlink

The soundlink is smaller than the other speakers, by some way. It is a fantastic build quality - solid, study but not overly heavy.
Speak performance is, I think, excellent. Loud, clear and the blu-tooth is easy to set up - so far two laptops and two iPhones are
linked to be able to use it.

I have mine primarily linked to my MBP to provide better sound than the laptop alone.....Why did I not choose a dedicated speaker?
Well this is more versatile and needs no cable from the laptop to the speaker! It seemed a great product fulfilling all my requirement.

Is it loud - YES
Is it clear - YES
Would I recommend it - YES

If you are in the market for a versatile high performance mobile speaker, and this is in your price bracket - I don't think you would
easily beat it.
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Brilliant sound from one of the best portable speakers on the market. There is also an auxiliary input for your non bluetooth compatible device. Its easy to connect your bluetooth device to the speakers.

Just my opinion, but this is 10 times better than ANYTHING 'Beats' make!
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I bought this speaker system to go travelling around New Zealand and Australia and I am so glad I did. The sound quality is pitch perfect and the battery life is seriously good. It packs away neatly and I have it linked to my iPod, Galaxy Tab and Laptop. Add a Spotify Premium account and you have a whole world of music at your fingertips. Love it! Don't be put off by the price - this is a Bose product and you are paying for the highest quality.
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I didn't get this from Amazon but the review is still relevant but not greatly technical as I am sure others can do that better than me. Like most people our music is stored these days on Iphones, Ipads, main computer and all sorts of other digital mediums(we are a bit of an apple house these days). We wanted something that we could use on all our devises but mainly in the garden when enjoying the rare spells of sun. My husband had some gift vouchers and said rather than getting yet another cheap dock we should treat ourselves and look at the soundlink someone had told him about. We already have a 2.1 Bose system for the main TV that sounds fantastic so after the 3 hours of 'its a lot of money' turmoil we took the plunge.

WOW - I cannot say how excellent this product is and how good the sound is in my experience and opinion. Its looks fantastic, it's built like a brick(quite heavy), and a proper little classy music media speaker unit. I now have all my devices hooked up so anywhere I am the music just gets blasted to it and I can honestly say I will never listen to music through the computer speakers ever again.

The battery lasts for a long time and it reminds me of my dads old Roberts radio as I think it will be in our house forever now. The price is a lot for what is essentially just a speaker but if you can afford the little extra it's worth every penny.
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The leather cover version is very nice to behold. Feels like good quality - apart from the poorly finished connections round the back.

A good solid item - though a little heavy if portability is your number one requirement.

Sound is very good quality. Like most Bose speakers it has the "Bose Sound" - which is nice but a little heavy in the upper bass region. I don't mean deep, deep bass but somewhere I guess between 100hz and 500hz is over emphasised. This can leave it sounding a little muddy. I noticed some complex classic music sounded a little "mushy" - instruments getting a little lost in the mix.

However those are really issues that would worry audiophiles and I suspect most people will be more than happy with the sound.

In fact I actually rarely use mine for music. I use it 90% of the time to connect to my portable blu-ray player and for watching movies or TV programmes off DVD/Blu-ray discs.
For this the sound is excellent - speech nice and clear and enough bass to add some excitement. I highly recommend it for this scenario.

I use the aux input socket to connect to my blu-ray player. I did try linking my laptop - via bluetooth - to the speaker and playing movies off the laptop. However I noticed a significant lag between the sound and the picture. An actor would speak and the sound was about half a second or so behind the lip movement. It was very off putting. Whether this is an issue with bluetooth, my laptop or the Bose speaker I'm not sure. But I'd recommend using the aux port if using the speaker for movies.

Overall I'm very happy with the item. Its not top end audiophile quality - but it produces a nice sound and brilliant with movies and spoken word stuff.
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Like another reviewer on here, this is one of several Bose Sound Docks purchased. I first saw it on demo in PC World and after pairing it with my phone (it took 15 seconds literally), it was streaming music. I kept staring at the thing convinced that they had rigged it up to much bigger speakers and sub-woofer. I must have looked like I was on "You've been Framed", I kept looking for hidden cables running into the Sound Deck, but they didn't exist.

Was the sound quality good? You bet. Not only did this very compact piece of kit sound amazing, punching well above its weight in terms of volume and range of frequencies emitting from such a small device, but the packaging is so far ahead of the game it really is a work of art. Even Apple could learn a few design cues as long as they don't both end up in court. The side panels are finished in brushed aluminium and the whole body is clothed in real leather, hand stitched with chrome accents abound. The Sound Deck has a real retro look and feel to it just like a seventies transistor radio. Even the speaker grill is perforated aluminium with a mirror finish bezel running along the top.

It contains a heavy duty set of rechargeable (Li-Ion) batteries allowing up to three hours full volume or a lot more if you crank the audio down. Haven't had it long enough to put it to a full play duration test yet.

If you appreciate good quality and want to play any audio on your Android or Apple phone (in fact anything with Bluetooth) then check this out. It would make an ideal birthday or Christmas present and at £299 it really is good value.
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