Bose® Announces New SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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Bose® has just announced their new SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth Speaker. As the name suggests, this is basically a miniature version of the SoundLink Mobile Speaker and SoundLink Mobile Speaker II. In fact, it’s 30% smaller than the original (2.0 x 7.1 x 2.3 inches) and weighs just half as much (1.5 pounds). This trimming down of its form factor translates to enhanced portability.

Bose is synonymous with innovative audio products, so it's no surprise that the sound quality of the new speaker rivals that of the larger SoundLink speakers. The palm-sized SoundLink Mini features proprietary speaker technologies and a high-efficiency neodymium driver configuration that produces full and lifelike sound. Patented passive radiators move in conjunction with the transducers to enrich low frequencies. By facing opposite sides, these radiators minimize vibration and keep the speaker in place even when it’s playing at high volumes. Encasing all of this is a single piece of anodized aluminum, which is durable and modern looking. 

Housed within the SoundLink Mini is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to seven hours of listening time, taking 1-3 hours to fully recharge. The included charging cradle charges the battery and provides a convenient base for the speaker. Using the cradle, you can charge as you listen. Also included is a low-profile AC wall charger (100-240VAC) that plugs into charging cradle or the speaker. So you can keep the cradle at home and have the AC charger for on-the-go use.

The speaker supports wireless streaming from Bluetooth-enabled devices like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or an audio device such as an iPod touch. It supports a wireless range of approximately 30 feet, although walls and construction can affect reception. The speaker is able to remember the last six paired devices as well, making it easier to reconnect after switching between source devices. For non-Bluetooth devices, the speaker has a standard 1/8-inch analog input on its side. Along the top of the speaker are six buttons: power on/off, mute, volume up/down, one for pairing with your Bluetooth device and one that selects the analog input as the source. Additionally, holding down the power button enables the battery indicator light, so you can check the charge.

Another notable feature of the SoundLink Mini is its micro USB port, which allows you to connect it to a computer to update its software. This ensures ongoing compatibility with Bluetooth devices.

Several accessories for the speaker have also been announced. These include three soft, rubberized covers in orange, clear with blue accents, or clear with green accents. The covers fit over the aluminum casing and protect against scratches and impacts. Precise cutouts allow access to the buttons and ports of the speaker. There’s also a travel bag, sold separately, which features a main compartment for the speaker and outer pocket for the AC charger. A replacement AC charger and car charger are available as well.

For more information on the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker and its accessories, check out the B&H website or stop by the B&H SuperStore in Manhattan. You can also speak with a portable entertainment sales professional by calling 1-800-606-6969 or going online for a Live Chat session.

The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker is expected to be available sometime in late July, 2013.

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Drivers Custom-designed, high-efficiency neodymium drivers
Wireless technology Bluetooth
Wireless range Up to 30.0' (9.1 m)
Inputs/outputs 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) auxiliary input
1 x micro USB port (software updates)
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Runtime Up to 7 hours
Charging time 1-3 hours
Control buttons Power, Mute, Volume up, Volume down, Bluetooth, AUX
Casing Anodized aluminum
Power requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.1 x 2.0 x 2.3" (18.0 x 5.1 x 5.8 cm)
Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)

 

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Will my "Deluxe Universal AC/DC Adaptor by Rhino" which transforms Max 12V, be considerably strong enough to power/charge my speaker? Also, what particular micro usb charger will i need to charge my device? Thank you. 

Hi James - 

Please use the included charging cradle which charges the battery and provides a convenient base for the speaker. Using the cradle, you can charge as you listen. Also included is a low-profile AC wall charger (100-240VAC) that plugs into charging cradle or the speaker. So you can keep the cradle at home and have the AC charger for on-the-go use.

I'm travelling to Australia and would like to take my Bose.  Can I plug it into 240V (with the appropriate plug adapter) without damaging it?  Or do I need a transformer to reduce the voltage?

Hi Therese - 

You will not needanyvoltage adapters.  Just adapt the wall plug for Australia with one of these:  

Watson Adapter Plug - 2-Prong USA to 2-Prong Australia/Argentina (Type I)

Can i power a device from the mini usb output of the speaker. specifically a chromecast dongle.

Hi John -

I'm afraid not, John.  The USB port allows for software updates to help ensure ongoing Bluetooth compatibilityand Micro USB Charging  for the system itself.  It will not charge outboard items at all.

When i charge it it only give sme a flashing red battery

Hi Braeden -

Checking the battery:

When the speaker is turned on, the battery indicator turns on for ten seconds, then turns off to conserve

battery power. To check the battery charge level,press and hold Power on the speaker and observe the battery indicator.

Green: .......................................

70% or more of full charge

Yellow: .......................................

20% to 70% of full charge

Red:

...............................

less than 20% (charge is needed

Charging the battery:

The battery status indicator on the Bose® SoundLink® Mini speaker blinks red when the battery needs

charging. You can use the speaker while charging the battery.

Owner's Manual

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Ive put my cable charges into the speakee but without the wall charger,wht its wont work? I mean not work for charge?

Hi Tyvlu -

This device runs only via it's own battery and not via AC wall current.  if the unit will not charge then it may be defective.  Please contact BOSE directly for service under warranty.

Owner's Manual

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

great sound only bad thing is no usb charging  come on bose  really

Can the micro USB port be used for charging?

Hi Emre -

The micro USB port is available for software updates only

Owner's Manual

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

You guys should made it more then one ways to charge it not only the dock

I don't know how to get sound to play from my tablet thru Bluetooth to Bose wireless mini speaker. Does this make sense and can someone please help ?! 

Hi Fibi -

First make sure Bluetooth is activated and operating on your tablet. 

Before using your Bose® SoundLink® Mini speaker the first time, connect it to AC (mains) power and charge the battery. You can connect the power supply cord into the charging cradle, or directly into the speaker. While the battery is charging, you can begin using the speaker.  Then you are ready to pair the devices.  Please see page 13 and forward of the Owner's Manual for complete instructions.  If this does not work - please contact BOSE Customer Support.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Can i play music from my pen drive ..??

Hi Dil[reet -

The available Micro USB port allows for software updates to ensure ongoing compatibility with your Bluetooth devices. It is also used for charging of the internal battery   No music data can be transferred via USB. 

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Hi, can we play music by connecting USB pen drive?
Regards
Shridhar

Hi Shridhar -

The available Micro USB port allows for software updates to ensure ongoing compatibility with your Bluetooth devices   No music data can be transferred via USB. 

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

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