So you are looking for a bluetooth speaker and you want the cream of the crop without breaking the bank? Introducing the Bose Soundlink II! This new bluetooth speaker includes new neodymium transducers and an updated digital signal processing algorithm that gives the ultimate mobile sound experience. This system allows up to six devices to pair with it, comes with an protective cover/stand, and delivers a mobile quality I have yet to see on the market.
So let’s take a look at the design and the speaker itself.
The Bose Soundlink features a very compact shape and design with clean and functional style, including a bi-fold magnetic protective cover and stand that automatically turns the speaker off when closed and additional stability when open.
Although it showcases a compact design, you can tell it packs a solid punch when you pick up it’s almost 3 pounds of sound production magic. It measures up at 5″ x 9.5″ inches wide and just under 2″ thick, so it’s easy to underestimate it’s ability at such a narrow depth. The speaker has a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery that’s rated for 3 to 4 hours of use between charges at higher volumes and double that at mid level volumes. The wireless range specs state an average of around 30 feet but I have been able to use it up 45 feet in open spaces. On the back of the speaker you’ll find a standard 3.5mm audio input for connecting any audio device via the included cable without needing or having to connect via bluetooth.
Overall I have found this to be an amazing high end speaker for mobile use, especially at only $299.99. I believe there are very few reasons you would look to choose a different option for comparable speakers. One of those reasons would be the fact that the Soundlink doesn’t come with an internal microphone. If you are interested in making a speaker of this quality into a conference call capable speaker, you are going to have to look into other equipment. The other reason to look for other equipment if if you really need more than say 6 -8 hours of speaker time without a recharge. I can’t imagine I would ever need that much time of constant music without being near an outlet, but it’s something to keep in mind.
With all this in mind, when are you getting yours?
Disclaimer: I was given this unit to review at no cost from Verizon Wireless. I received no additional compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.