The Bose SoundLink mobile speaker is as portable as can be, thanks to its Bluetooth wireless connectivity, 8 hours of battery life and a built-in cover for transportation. Matt Mira joins Kevin Pereira to rate the new features for Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Bose SoundLink wireless mobile speaker is a tiny portable speaker with a nylon cover that also functions as a support stand.
When it's closed, it will automatically turn the speaker off.
The device is about 2" thick, a little over 9.5" long and 5" tall.
The speaker can fit in a bag or a suitcase with ease.
It weighs just under 3 lbs which is actually a lot heavier than we thought it would be.
We also really liked the layout of the few but relatively large buttons on the top.
The speaker comes with a rechargeable lithium battery (unlike the Dre Beatbox, which took 6 D-cell batteries).
Bose says the speaker can get up to 8 hours of continuous listening, which we have no reason to doubt after testing.
It will take around 2-3 hours to fully recharge the battery, though.
The Bose SoundLink features Bluetooth connectivity and the option of using the aux port.
We found it really easy to put your phone in pairing mode: just hold down the Bluetooth button on the speaker for 3 seconds and it's ready to pair.
We didn't experience any latency or dropped signals with the Bluetooth connectivity.
The signal was strong and didn't really cut out.
The connection went well past 30 feet for us.
The option of connecting this speaker with an auxiliary cable is a huge plus, and it comes with one, too.
We thought the sound was incredible; we've never been this surprised by a product so far.
This sounds like a speaker system with four times its size.
Bose has crammed a whole bunch of new tech in this speaker.
There are two small drivers on either side of dual opposing passive radiators.
This means that in the center are two oval shaped passive radiators that are delivering the bass.
They face each other so they cancel out vibrations.
The sound was incredibly clear across the full spectrum.