Product: Bose Soundlink III Speaker
Price: $129 – $333
Size: Mini or Maxi
Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Now let’s get one thing straight. I love my Bose Bluetooth Speakers. As you can see by my rating above, this is one of those super cool products that makes me feel real good. So, if you are looking for a bad review, stop reading right here!
I have had the Bose Soundlink II now for about 3 years. It comes with us everywhere we go. We are that cool couple (that think we are so cool) cruising down the street pushing a pram for our afternoon stroll with hot beats pouring after us. The new Soundlink III is out now, and is even better, louder and has longer battery life than ever before lasting an unbelievable 14 hours!
There have been a myriad of wireless speakers released ever since the Bose grew some innovation and came out with these rechargeable devices. All you could get previously was speakers with replaceable batteries. And they never lasted a whole party. So with the Bose you have a new opportunity to set and forget. Set up your playlist, on Spotify, press play and you used to get about 3 hours of battery life on the old models. The Soundlink III gives you more like 14 hours!!! The speaker is a perfectly portable size at about 13.1cm x 25.6cm x 4.8cm. (5.1″ x 10″ x 1.8″) It’s really easy to hang onto and the II has a a neat little flip up cover attached to it which protects it from dust. The new one unfortunately misses out on this attached cover which is a shame as I love having it all in one like that.
Ease of Use.
The bluetooth linking is really easy to set up. You simply hold down the bluetooth button on the speaker and then select the speaker on your wireless devices menu. There is also an Aux and mini-USB input as well.
Weight: at about 1.3kgs, (3pounds) it’s not light as a feather. I don’t know about you, but I always think weight feels like quality though!
Included cover: The Soundlink III doesn’t come with a cover like the II did, but you have the option to purchase one separately.
This is not a review comparing the Bose Soundlink to other bluetooth speakers, but only the Soundlink II to the III. There are however a few different and cheaper options within the brand. In my opinion, Bose is the only speaker to get in terms of sound quality and clarity so I wouldn’t even look anywhere else. The Soundlink II is a great speaker, and sure you could find a cheap one second hand. But, after having mine for about 3 years of heavy use, the battery life is no-where near as good as it was. The closer I look at the Soundlink III, the more I want a new one! I mean up to 14 hours of battery life! Wow!
There is a mini Bose wireless speaker as well for about $100 less, which is almost as good. As you imagine with a cheaper product, it is just not quite as loud, with not quite as long a battery life but still has that Bose quality.
I am listening to my wonderful Bose Soundlink II wireless bluetooth speaker right now. And gee, it feels good!