Bose introduced two new additions to the company’s SoundLink line, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker and the SoundLink Bluetooth on-ear headphones. The SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker is a completely new SoundLink design. It weighs just 0.5 Kg, and measures 12.7 cms wide, 5.3 cms deep and 13.4 cms high to fit easily into any bag. Bose combined exclusive dual-opposing passive radiators with two high-efficiency transducers for full-range sound, including deep, low-note performance.
The SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker connects wirelessly to a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth enabled device, and uses voice prompts for setup and tell which source is connected. The SoundLink Color speaker remembers the last eight devices paired. It then automatically connects to the two most recently used Bluetooth enabled device when switched on. You can switch between the two seamlessly. Essential controls are on the product; the additional 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input provides added versatility.
The lithium-ion battery once fully charged, lasts up to eight hours of unplugged play time, it fully recharges with most USB power sources in as little as three hours. Its exhaustively tested housing is made of elastomer and plastic and comes in Black, White, Blue, Red and Mint.
A new two-microphone system rejects distractions like wind, so callers can hear what you’re saying more, and the sounds around you less. Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology automatically changes volume based on speech level and ambient noise, letting you move from a quiet building to a busy street without missing a word.
The SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones connect up to two devices at a time and let you switch between each, so you can watch a video from your tablet while staying connected to your smartphone. Simple voice prompts identify who is calling, battery status and source connection. With commands on the earcup, you’re in control without using your phone.
The SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones use rugged, impact-resistant materials, glass-filled nylon, and non-corrosive stainless steel – yet they weigh only 156 grams. Designed to be worn for hours, they feature soft ear cushions and a headband pad made of fabric used in high-end automotive applications. They fold smoothly for compact storage in a matching case. The SoundLink Bluetooth headphones come in black or white, and charge easily with an included USB cable for up to 15 hours of listening, or up to two hours after a mere 15-minute charge.
Pricing and Availability
Soundlink Headphones $249, Soundlink Speakers $129 available at Bose.com and select retailers.