The Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker is compact, measuring 13 x 24.4 x 4.8 cm (H x W x D), and weighs only 1.3 kilograms. That boosts the sound of your tunes, podcasts or portable gaming wherever you may be. It will output sound from your portable device to a distance of around 10 metres.
There’s a choice of two colours available. The black finish Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker ships with a grey nylon cover, while the silver finish is paired with a more upmarket dark brown leather cover. Additional covers are available separately – in leather burgundy or tan leather, in nylon red or purple.
The Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker is powered by an internal Lithium-ion battery, that provides power for 8 hours on a full charge. The battery takes from 2 to 3 hours to go from a flat state to fully-charged.
Non-Bluetooth-enabled devices can be plugged into the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker via the 3.5 mm jack connection.
If a phone is paired to the speaker, then the multimedia audio will pause for the duration of the phone call. Note that the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker does not function as a speakerphone, to take the call the audio will only be via the phone’s speaker. It should also be noted that the SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker is a Bluetooth-only device, it will not work with your home or office’s Wi-Fi network.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker release date and price
No local Australian pricing for the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker has been released as yet. I’ll be attending a Bose media event on October 6, so I would expect pricing to be announced there.
In the meantime, US pricing is as follows:
US$299.95 for the Dark Gray nylon cover with black finish model
US$349.95 for the Dark Brown leather cover silver finish model
Buy the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker now
Online retailer Amazon have the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker currently available in the silver / leather finish, along with a range of coloured leather covers at the Bose online storefront
In true Bose tradition, other than the dimensions and the weight there are no specifications supplied for the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker.
Update: 6 October, 2011
Bose today held the Australian press launch of the SoundLink. It primary purpose is to replace using iPods, iPads, etc to play music, game soundtracks and video on something other than the speakers of those devices. It does it well, the Bose SoundLink is definitely a superior sound option.
We saw videos of the SoundLink being tested for wear and tear. In development it was subjected to impact testing, and testing in various weather and atmospheric conditions. And the buttons? Each and every one was pressed 100,000 times in testing. At ‘normal’ volume, a full battery will give you 8 hours of playing time. At full volume you’ll get 3 or 4 hours. For those travelling, there will be a car charger accessory.
The Bose SoundLink will go on sale in Australia and New Zealand on October 19. The Australian pricing will be as follows:
$449.00 for the Dark Gray nylon cover with black finish model
$499.00 for the Dark Brown leather cover silver finish model