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SOUNDLINK MINI II
Bose has tweaked its original SoundLink Mini so it now doubles as a speakerphone and has a 10-hour battery life, up from seven. One of the best improvements is this model charges with a standard micro USB cable and comes with a charging cradle. Although it’s small, it is reassuringly heavy and has a rich deep sound. It comes in two colours (carbon or pearl) but you can tweak the appearance with coloured soft covers sold as accessories.
$299 / BOSE.COM.AU