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Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II — Leather Edition

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    Silver finish, dark brown leather cover

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  • Bose® SoundLink® <em>Bluetooth®</em> Mobile speaker II — Leather Edition

    Silver finish, dark brown leather cover - with integrated case folded for stand

  • Bose® SoundLink® <em>Bluetooth®</em> Mobile speaker II — Leather Edition

    Silver finish, dark brown leather cover - with integrated case folded for stand

  • Bose® SoundLink® <em>Bluetooth®</em> Mobile speaker II — Leather Edition

    Silver finish, dark brown leather cover - with integrated case folded for stand

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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile II speaker

Share your music where you want, when you want.

Bose® sound from your smartphone or tablet

The Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker  II delivers your music when you want it, where you want it. This compact portable player features built-in Bluetooth so you can enjoy rich Bose® sound with your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

Built for on-the-go fun

And the speaker's built-in rechargeable battery means you can go completely wireless — unplug it and take it along with you for up to eight hours of playback on the go. An integrated bi-fold stitched leather cover protects the system's  metal grille and chome trim, keeping it looking sharp. And the case folds out to become a stand when you're ready to listen.

Great sound, thanks to Bose®

Play music files or stream Rhapsody®, Pandora® Internet radio, and other music apps. Whether you're listening indoors or out, you'll get clear, full sound. Bose® innovative audio technology delivers outstanding performance from a system that's only about the size of a hardback book.

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Highlights:

  • for smartphone and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth®
  • compatible with iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ smartphones and tablets
  • 30' wireless range
  • rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours
  • integrated stitched leather cover unfolds to become a stand
  • minijack auxiliary input
  • AC adapter
  • 9-5/8"W x 5/1/8"H x 3-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Bluetooth powered speaker system (with integrated brown leather bi-fold cover)
  • AC power adapter (with attached 5' DC cord)
  • Owner's Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter

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Features

Bluetooth (A2DP) Technology: The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II Digital Music System offers built-in Bluetooth (A2DP) Technology which lets you wirelessly connect with many Bluetooth enabled devices; such as your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or laptop. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music stored on your device or from music apps on your device; like Pandora, iHeartRadio, MOG, or Spotify. And if you need to multitask, you can keep using your device while you listen to music. Bluetooth wireless technology has a range of approximately 30'. The SoundLink Bluetooth system can pair up to 6 Bluetooth-enabled devices (only one can be active). If you are using a smartphone, a phone call interrupts your audio source and plays through your phone only. When the call ends, your music automatically resumes through the SoundLink Mobile speaker II.

Note:  Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II system.

Advanced Sound Performance: Proprietary speaker technologies deliver your music in all its clarity with robust sound unusual for a compact, wireless speaker. Its unique driver configuration allows the small, lightweight speaker to reproduce deep, full sound.

Note: The speaker is designed to sound best when placed on a shelf, counter, desk, or tabletop that is 24-48" high. For best bass response, the speaker should be placed near a wall; bass response decreases as the speaker is placed closer to the center of a room.

Aux Input: The SoundLink Bluetooth has a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source other than your Bluetooth-enabled device.

mini-USB Connector: The unit's mini-USB (type-B) port is designed for downloadable software updates that may be available in the future. By registering this product, you will automatically be notified of any necessary updates.

Integrated Cover/Stand: The SoundLink Bluetooth's integrated bi-fold cover protects the speaker during travel and unfolds into a stand for instant playback anywhere.

Rechargeable Battery: The SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II is powered by a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. A fully charged battery gives you up to eight hours of continuous playing time in most situations. An empty battery usually takes two to three hours to charge. The battery light shows green when the battery is charged between 70-100%. Yellow indicates a charge between 20-69%. And red means the battery is less than 19% charged.

Note: When the SoundLink Mobile speaker II is unplugged and unused for more than 14 days, it enters battery protection mode to preserve battery power.

AC Power Adapter: The included AC power adapter can be used to charge the integrated battery and power the unit.

 
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4 out of 5

Great sound

Written By datastar, Atlanta on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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The speaker was delivered fast and packaged well. The sound is excellent at any level as I expected from a Bose speaker. It doesn't matter what Genre you play, it all sound good. I played this speaker at a Christmas Party; well they called it a Holiday Party to be politically correct; it was themed Holiday Around The World. I had an International Playlist of Asian to Zimbabwe music. I played at full level for about three and a half hours before the battery indicator turned red. The sound easily filled a large room and I had to slap a few hands to keep people from touching my speaker. Connecting to Android and iOS phones were easy and fast, reconnecting even faster. Connecting to my Windows 8.1 laptop was easy but re-connecting sometimes took longer. I have not tried the Aux connector but expect that to work also.
Pros:
Crystal clear sound. Easy to connect to multiple phone and laptops
Cons:
No volume level indicator, you have to guess at what level you are playing at by turning it up to max then back off to preserve the battery. I did get a dropped connection once or twice on the laptop and had to reconnect BT.
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5 out of 5

Small but mighty

Written By Wault06, Racine, OH on Sunday, December 15, 2013
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This unit has great sound clarity! Performs surprising well in larger rooms or outdoors. Really shines in smaller rooms.
Pros:
Size and sound
Cons:
Pairing could be simplified
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose soundLink II

Written By Jose, Guaynabo, PR on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Comprado para regalar a mi esposa, a ella le llamó la atención el cover en cuero y según ella se escucha bien. Yo tengo la Peachtree que compré aquí mismo en Crutchfield y para mi gusto se escucha superior a la Bose, mi esposa le dio un 5, pero para mi tiene un 4. Por el tamaño no se puede pedir mucho.

I bought this as a gift for my wife. She liked the leather cover and she tells me it sounds very good. I have the Peachtree that I also bought from Crutchfield and I think it sounds better than the Bose. My wife gave it a 5 and I gave it a 4. You can't ask for too much because of the size of the unit.
Pros:
Se conecta rapidamente, liviana, se puede mover facilmente de un lugar a otro, funciona con bateria y luce elegante. You can connect it very fast. It is very lightweight and you can move it easily. It works on batteries and it looks very elegant.
Cons:
Por el precio por lo menos pudiera incluir control remoto y una señal o luz indicando que está prendido o apagado. Como todo equipo Bose tienes que pagar extra por el nombre. For the price it should include a remote and a light indicating that it is on. Like all Bose products, you are paying for the name.
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6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

100% satisfied

Written By Skip, Springdale, Wa on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Great sound.
Pros:
Easy setup, great sound
Cons:
Could use a case
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5 out of 5

Bose Soundlink Mobile Speaker II Leather Edition

Written By DaveK, Chicago, Il on Friday, September 27, 2013
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I purchased the soundlink because I knew the quality of sound was better than other Bluetooth speakers. I'm very happy with the product and have purchased other Bose products in the past.
Pros:
The quality of sound and the look of the speakers
Cons:
The price. They should of added a nice carrying case.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile

Written By Stacey H, Gilbert, AZ on Monday, September 09, 2013
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I bought this for my husband for a birthday gift. He loves it!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose soundlink ii

Written By Rhey, Lahaina hawaii on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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The best,recommended a+++
Pros:
Its a bose no doubt
Cons:
Nothing
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker

Written By Chad, Cypress, TX on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Love this Bose speaker, paring is simple and quick with my phone, and the sound quality is GREAT!
Pros:
Quick Pairing Great Sound
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Just Buy It

Written By Andrew C, Savannah, GA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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I know what you're thinking: this is an expensive speaker. You're looking at the plethora of options out there and you're thinking about buying a cheaper model. I looked at all of the other devices available. I went to store after store listening to them all. They do not sound as good in such a small footprint, plain and simple. They will not do the job when you're out camping or at the beach. You will find something passable, and in your mind you will constantly think: I should have purchased the Bose. Save up your money and buy this one. One purchase you can use for years, instead of one you will make now, another one you will make in two years, etc. Bose will stand behind its products, offer firmware upgrades, and the sound is amazing. I compared it to a full length Blue Tooth TV sound bar + sub-woofer at my friend's house and there was no comparison in terms of clarity, bass, etc.

Pros:
Sound quality, no distortion at high volumes, quality construction and materials, design (especially cover off switch), fast Bluetooth pairing and switching.
Cons:
Cons: It needs a carrying case for packing in the car, taking camping, to the beach, etc.
13 out of 13 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

EAZY by Bose

Written By Danno, Tamaqua, PA on Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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Easy to setup your Bluetooth. Easy to take it anyplace you want to listen to you tunes. I love this little sound system. Makes great use of IPhone iPod and iPad Thanks Bose !!
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great audio from Bose

Written By EJG, Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Hats off again to those Bose engineers!! Every product I purchase from Bose never ceases to amaze me. How can you get such great sound from such a small product? The Bluetooth connection works very well and is so easy. Of course the sound is better in-door than out door due to room acoustics, but it's still pretty good sound outside. I travel for a living and it fits really well in my carry on bag. Yes, it's probably a little pricier than other products out on the market, but you get what you pay for. Thanks Bose!!
Pros:
Sound, Bluetooth connection & portability
Cons:
I have not found one yet.
11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II - Leather Edition

Written By rsg, rota, mp on Thursday, November 22, 2012
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Great sound and portable device. Pairing is a flash. As mentioned connection with an older bluetooth device maybe an issue.
Pros:
Big great sound for a small portable device.
Cons:
Can't connect to older bluetooth enable device.
14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worth splurging on

Written By Ryan, PA on Saturday, October 20, 2012
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I thought long and hard on what Bluetooth speaker to purchase and decided on this one for the following reasons:

1: Bose isn't going anywhere. If you need support, i.e. a replacement rechargable battery, they will be there, speaking English, helping get you a new one. I considered buying a well reviewed speaker, but didn't because at $180, I had no confidence the company would have any decent support down the road, and I would need to likely buy something else (another $180) in three years.

2: Bose's reputation. The performance of Bose's compact speakers is awesome. After buying this unit, I can say I doubt you will be disappointed.

3: The leather covered model v. nylon. -I went with the leather because I figured it would hold up better where the cover folds. Replacement leather and nylon covers are available, but I thought I would just get the leather now rather than replaceing nylon with leather later on.
Pros:
Portability, rechargable, absolutly excellent sound from something this size.
Cons:
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