Regular Bluetooth speakers are small and don’t pack enough power to shake a small room. But Bose’s Sound Link Wireless Mobile Speaker actually makes you realise you don’t need big speakers to raise Cain.
In keeping with Bose’s design fetish, this speaker has straight lines and fits into any ambience—modern or retro. It is so compact that you can just place it on a small sidetable and forget about it. A special cover at the base becomes both a protective wrap when not in use and a stand when the music is blaring out.
Since it employs Bluetooth for connectivity, it comes without wires and, therefore, can be put to use not only in a room, but also in a moving car, at picnics or even during power cuts. It has inbuilt rechargeable batteries that, once charged, can play music for a good four hours and more. And if you are more worried abut the battery dying on you than listening to music, all you got to do is to use the auxiliary option. There is an Aux In port at the back. Bose has managed to do without a display by adding a narrow panel with LED indicators that shows the charging status and connectivity via Bluetooth and Aux. Also, the controls, including power on/off, Aux, Bluetooth along with the mute and volume controls, are placed on the top, without disturbing the rich look of the device.
On the music front, the Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker offers loud and clear audio. This comes from Bose’s proprietary technology that has speakers with “dual opposing passive radiators” for robust sound with low notes. While playing music, the volume can be controlled from the device itself. The claimed Bluetooth range is up to 30 ft.