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Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

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The Bose SoundDock® Portable digital music system lets you enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone just about anywhere. This compact speaker system gives you full, natural sound in an easy-to-carry design. Just swivel out the built-in dock, put in your iPod, and you're ready to listen. A tuned port on the back helps reinforce the bass frequencies and doubles as a convenient handle.

You can control both your iPod and the SoundDock® Portable system with the provided credit card-sized remote. Change, skip or pause songs and adjust the volume. The included rechargeable battery pack gives you up to three hours of operation. And the system automatically recharges your docked iPod, using battery or AC power.

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Highlights:

  • for docking iPods and iPhones
  • iPod dock rotates into casing for storage
  • automatically charges docked iPod from both battery pack and AC power
  • remote control included
  • minijack auxiliary input
  • AC adapter
  • up to three hours operation from removable rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
  • weight with battery: 5-1/4 lbs.
  • 12-1/8"W x 6-11/16"H x 5-13/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Black portable amplified speaker system/docking station for iPod with attached rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack
  • Wireless remote control (CR2032 Battery installed)
  • Plastic iPod adapter (installed)
  • AC adapter with a 8' DC output cord (DC output: 20 Volts/2.0A)
  • AC adapter plug
  • Owner's Guide
  • Product registration card
  • Bose contact list
  • Letter from Bose
  • AC adapter plug note

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Features

Proprietary Acoustic Design: The system's patented Waveguide Speaker Technology and powerful neodymium speakers provide efficient and high quality audio reproduction.

Made for iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Portable SoundDock features a hide-away, rotating iPod/iPhone dock in the front of the unit for connecting your iPod/iPhone. The Portable SoundDock is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/26/2013).

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Output Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Information
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
4S 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5C* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
5S* 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
Notes:
  • *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5/5C/5S will require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or Lightning to 30-pin cable (both, sold separately) in order to dock with this system.
  • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Airplane Mode (for iPhone): In the event of audio interference when you have your iPhone docked, set iPhone to Airplane Mode. You will not be able to receive phone calls in Airplane Mode.

Controls: The Bose Portable SoundDock does not contain any controls on the unit itself. The unit is operated from the supplied IR wireless remote control. In addition to controlling the Sound Dock's volume, the supplied remote control turns your iPod/iPhone on or off and controls basic iPod/iPhone functions, such as Play, Pause, Track Seek and Playlist Select. Your iPod will remain fully functional when connected to this unit so you can still use the iPod/iPhone's click-wheel to control advanced functions of your iPod.

iPod Charger: The SoundDock provides power to charge your iPod from either AC or battery power during operation. iPod charging is suspended when the unit is turned off.

Auxiliary Input: The Portable SoundDock features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input which lets you play other audio sources, such as a portable CD player or other MP3 players through the unit.

Headphones: The headphone output on your iPod is independent of the Dock connector so both the SoundDock and headphones can be used simultaneously, with independent volume control.

Non-Slip Feet: The bottom of the SoundDock features four surface-gripping rubber pads to provide a stable platform on most surfaces.

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery: The Portable SoundDock operates off of the supplied rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The battery is partially charged out of the box but a full charge is recommended before initial use. It may take up to 10 hours to recharge the battery completely. The Lithium-ion battery provides up to 3 hours of use with the Portable SoundDock set to full volume. You can extend this time significantly by choosing a lower volume. The battery is charged by the supplied AC adaptor. The SoundDock will turn itself off when your iPod is inactive or silent for 10 minutes to prolong battery life.

Power Supply: The unit can also be powered by the supplied AC adapter. The AC adapter also charges the supplied Lithium-ion battery. Optional 12-volt car charger (018SNDCHGR, sold separately) is available.

 

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4 out of 5

Bose Rolls Royce of great fidelity

Written By Kevin C., Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, June 22, 2014
 
Incredible sound like you'd think you would get from Bose. All great fidelity starts with clarity, and the sounddock provides this in spades. You. Can really crank these speakers up and enjoy why you spent the extra money...
Pros:
Sounds fantastic!
Cons:
Place for the remote would. be nice...
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5 out of 5

Great sound!

Written By DE, Arlington, VA on Monday, June 09, 2014
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Picked this up for home after taking the Klipsch docking station in to work. What a difference in sound. It really does sound very good, and being able to carry it around and use on the battery is a huge plus.
Pros:
*Great sound *Easy to use *Portable/battery operation
Cons:
Doesn't seem to fit the Classic with the protective case I have, so I just remove the case when using.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By Will, Elk River on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Awesome system, the sound is great. So nice to have it portable. Iove it......

Pros:
Sound, portable, carrying case.
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5 out of 5

Great Product and Process

Written By JimmyT, Boynton Beach florida on Monday, July 22, 2013
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Great product with great sound...should include a carrying case with the product...
Pros:
If you want great sound thus is I!
Cons:
Shoulda included a carrying case for the system....
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5 out of 5

Bose SoundDock

Written By Matt, Chicago on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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Great Sounds, ergonomic design, pairs together perfectly with iPod 4th Gen.
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By Brian, Altoona, IA on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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This speaker has amazing sound and a great battery life!
Pros:
You can take it anywhere.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose sound dock

Written By Anonymous, 1280 maytown oak hill,fl 32759 on Monday, May 27, 2013
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So far as good as advertised
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5 out of 5

Bose Portable SoundDock

Written By Art, CA on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Sound is awesome, friend has one and i had to get one. This will be going on my fishing trips to the Sierra's
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4 out of 5

Portable Bose sound

Written By Jorge, Puerto Rico on Monday, January 14, 2013
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This product fill all my needs and expectations. It's small, portable and rechargable with a great sound quality that caracterized Bose. Take some time to decide the purchase of this product but thinking of sound quality and the portability. The main purpose to buy this product was to use it in my pool area and works great in that area, really booms the area. The rechargeable battery that lasted over 4 hours it's a feature that not many sounds systems provide and for the area it is a great feature.
Pros:
Portability and sound.
Cons:
For the price at least can include the cable to connect other products that do not fit in the ipod dock.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose SoundDock

Written By Alvin, Puerto Rico on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Nice and super good sound in all locations.
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5 out of 5

Best iPod dock ever

Written By Shaun k, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, August 11, 2012
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This sound dock is sounds awesome the battery life is decent I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a iPod dock the only thing that would make this dock perfect is if it was Bluetooth but I bought a Bluetooth chip that plugs it that make it Bluetooth that works great for short range 20 feet
Pros:
Portable
Cons:
Not Bluetooth
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Fantastic sound!

Written By dp, Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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The portable sound dock is fantastic. Have owned many Bose products and have never had a disappointment. A bit pricey compared to some other portable units but well worth the cost. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quality portable sound system.
Pros:
Everythhing!
Cons:
NONE!
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Outstanding Sound

Written By Brooksy, Blue Bell, PA on Friday, July 13, 2012
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I bought this because I was looking for a quality sounding dock that was portable. It has exceeded expectations. It sounds like a full blown stereo system. The volume can be cranked up and there is no distortion. It's light and small. If you're looking for quality and portability you don't have to look very hard.
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3 out of 5

NOT ENOUGH

Written By Haktan, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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They need to renew this gear so you can use an IPAD...
Pros:
sound quality
Cons:
you can not use with IPAD; just iphone; pricesy
4 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Bose SoundDock Portable

Written By GiantMike, Upstate NY on Friday, June 22, 2012
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I wanted something small and portable to use out by the pool or on picnics/camping, etc. with great sound to play my Ipod. Everyone marvels at the sound poduced by this small sized speaker system. So far battery life appears to be excellent (5+ hours). I got a case to go along with it so we could take it anywhere safely. I am very happy with the purchase.
Pros:
Excellent sound quality from a small sized speaker system. Very portable, especially when you use the case to take it on outings. Battery lasts a long time before requring a recharge. If you can afford the high price, I would definitely recommend it.
Cons:
The biggest con in my opinion is the price. I had to think long and hard before making the purchase. Even though I love the sound it produces for it's size, I still feel it is overpriced and think Bose should bring it down at least under $299 (I paid $359 + case).
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

SoundDock ROCKS!

Written By Zig, Houston, TX on Monday, June 11, 2012
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This Bose product really delivers the sound! I love the portability & quality of the tunes - absolutely the best!
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By Jimmy, Trujillo Alto, PR on Friday, February 03, 2012
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Only one word, Amazing!
Cons:
Need to remove the case of my iPhone.
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5 out of 5

Mac

Written By Mac, Richmond, VA on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
My mom gave me this as a Christmas present & I haven't looked back since. The Bose name says it all. The first time I listened to it at work all my co- workers were simply amazed at the sound quality. The portability of it also makes this even more of a must have for people who are always on the go. The carring case makes this a party-on-the-go piece of equipment If you own a ipod this is absolutely a must have and not optional equipment!! You may think you're spending a lot but once you hear the sound quality you'll know you made the right choice in your purchase!
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By tom tempest, mahanoy city pa on Monday, June 20, 2011
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I love my bose sounddock it fills the room with clear sound it sounds as good as my big system the sound from a system so small is unreal .
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By Janice, SC on Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Love it! Everything I expected and more.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Amazing true sound

Written By Donna, Boca Raton FL on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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We have Bose all over the house, and we've gifted Bose to Family. I needed
this portable Bose for a party in February. The battery life served us well for the
entire event. Many commented on the amazing sound that came out of this
sweet thing. We have many musically talented people in our Family, and they
love it. I take it outside, and I use it in my kitchen when I need my music to help
me cook.
It's sweet!
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By ken, alaska on Thursday, May 12, 2011
 
Very nice sound for a small portable. It is very sensitive to positioning for true
separation of sound. Once you have the sweet spot it sounds great.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By Anonymous, Kansas on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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I have owned alot of Bose products over the years. Everytime I convince myself to spend the
extra money to buy Bose products, and everytime I am very pleased with the product. The
Sounddock is a wonderful compact unit that has amazing sound. So if you can afford it, you
will not be dissappointed. The extra hundred dollars is well worth the money to make it
portable as well.
8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent!

Written By SharonRM, St. Louis, MO on Friday, February 11, 2011
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The sound this small unit produces is absolutely amazing! I'm glad I purchased it
through Crutchfield. Their service was unbelievably fast and the customer service
follow-up is a nice touch.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Big Sound!

Written By Pat S., Houston, TX on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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I bought the Bose Sound Dock portable and I am blown away by the awesome sound
coming from this small but attractive sound system. This was the best money I have spent in
a long time and well worth it. The ability to take it anywhere is a definite plus. The sound is
very rich with a bass that is a perfect fit. Try one for yourself.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By Scot, Miami, Fl on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
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Amazing product! Works perfectly with my Iphone 4. Charges, and stops the music
when a call comes through and restarts right after. Very small and portable with
GREAT sound. This thing has a lot of power and you know when you buy Bose you
are getting clear and perfect sound. Playing it on half way volume can pretty
much throw a party on its own. Im scared to see how loud I can get it up to.

Only negative it there is no external buttons to change the songs. You have to
use the remote or touch the Ipod. Only buttons on the box are the volume buttons
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By coleenchaz, Melbourne, FL on Friday, September 17, 2010
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What a great product!! I did A LOT of research trying to find the perfect portable sound
dock for my husband's birthday. This one got the best reviews and definitely has the
best sound of all the ones I tested and listened to at the store. Bose always has great
products, so I expected nothing less than the best. We just had a party at our house and
used this sound dock - everyone was impressed! It looks nice and has amazing
sound. It is a bit pricey, but it is worth every penny! As my husband says, it's awesome!!
Would highly recommend.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By George, Hawaii on Sunday, September 05, 2010
 
After continplating on the high price I finally broke down and got this. It is by far the best
sounding "portable" speakers out their. Sound quality is awesome. It doesn't get any
better than this for it's size. The battery lasts more than its claim of 3.5 hours too.
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4 out of 5

Pretty good sound, but don't think its worth the expense

Written By HelenKen, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, August 22, 2010
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Truly portable speaker system. The sound is pretty good, but for the price, I expected more. I had a another brand, and Bose's sound quality is only slightly better. I wish there was a way to adjust bass/treble sound, but the only sound adjustment you can make on this thing is for volume.

I like the rechargeable battery that lasted over 3 hours. The only negative thing I can think of (only had it for a few weeks) is that my iPod touch will not fit in the dock with its case on. I had purchased a clear case to protect my iPod, but I have to take it off each time I want to use the speakers.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

WORTH IT! Compared it to others and...

Written By Jammin Joe, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland on Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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I finally broke down and bought the best on the market, and I'm glad I did. First impression is that the sound is phenomenal. I compared it directly to a Klipsch iPod speaker dock, and the difference is indiscribable. The bass is deeper and the music is richer by far. I had also listened to ihome iPod speaker docks before, but not side by side, and I know I didn't get the same impression that I got with Bose. The second great thing about this product is that it is totally portable, and the battery life is much longer than 3 hours on half volume or less. The third impact is that when I brought it to a pool party, all the guests were blown away by the sound, and they begged me to stay (at least to leave my Bose and iPod there). And finally, the fourth great thing is that being portable, and on the boat, the sound just blew away the other music, and the party came to our boat... Don't skimp on iPod speakers, get the Bose. And great for getting in a good mood and doing work around the house (or getting someone else to do if for you ;).
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By lambert, silver spring, md on Monday, June 21, 2010
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Love it! I got this for my husband for father's day. He was so proud of his speaker he called all his friends over and had an impromtu BBQ. The bass was pumping and the sound was crystal clear and LOUD! Totally worth the money!
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5 out of 5

The best Father Day's gift

Written By Anonymous, Fajardo P.R. on Monday, June 21, 2010
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Best of the best on ipod and iphone speaker for apple mp3. Bose continue doing the great sound of music.

A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GEORGIE
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5 out of 5

Battery, Battery, Battery

Written By Rick, Baltimore, Md. on Monday, June 07, 2010
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OK, you might not have heard, here it is again. The rechargeable battery makes this something that no one else is doing. Good sound that you can take with you. There are better sounds, but you have to plug them in. No competing product that I have heard comes close.
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5 out of 5

the Bose iPod Dock

Written By ferrari, Miami on Friday, June 04, 2010
 
I currently own a infiniti g35 coupe. I have 4 stock bose speakers two tweeters and a bose sub woofer stock! I listen loud i can feel the beat ! Cant believe how powerful this little thing is. I have owned ipod docks in 1 year . I home, another more expensive i home, and even a sony. I decided to go with this sound dock instead bose has offered me quality sounds for years and never blown one speaker (unlike previously before with other brands ) i home offers great features such as an alarm clock and dock etc. But not for sound like the bose ipod dock.! I love it and it was well worth every penny . You get what you pay for . When it comes to electronics always buy the best ! Go with bose.
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4 out of 5

What it does well...

Written By Wayne, Atlanta on Sunday, January 17, 2010
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is play at fairly loud levels. It will fill up a room, or provide good levels outside on deck or porch. And it does so without the buzzes and rattles I've experienced with other products. What it does not do well is play music with tonal accuracy. It is pleasant, but nowhere near what's in the file. It will play lower (usable down to around 60hz, never distorted or overdriven). It will not give you any soundstage at all. You have to put your nose on the casing to get any stereo separation. I know it sounds like I am pooh-poohing it, but I'm not really. I only think for the price it ought to be a little more hi-fi. I also have another portable system, which I prefer for low-volume, near-field listening (on my desk or table), since it has a palpable stereo image. But the Bose is a go-to for outdoors and crowds. I haven't had a real opportunity to test battery life.
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5 out of 5

The best

Written By Janet, Pacific NW on Thursday, January 14, 2010
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I love it. It's beautiful, sleek, sounds absolutely great and is really easy to carry around. Best ipod accessory I've bought (I previously had a radio/alarm clock speaker system). Although pricey, it was worth it to me. If you want these features & don't care so much about radio & remote accessibility to the ipod menu, I highly recommend the Bose SoundDock Portable. Plus Crutchfield has great customer service.
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4 out of 5

Great Sound without the plug

Written By Anonymous, NY, NY on Sunday, August 23, 2009
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It has great sound and it is compact. I think the price is high for being made in Mexico. I want them to make this stuff in Boston. Then they could justify the price. Over all it does what it says it does and nothing else came close to the sound volume or quality. I needed something loud and clear on battery power for a dance class out doors in a park. I also use it in theaters when giving class I should give a follow up review after I have worked with it for the year. See how the battery holds up and how it travels.
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4 out of 5

Good Buy!

Written By David, Pottstown, PA on Monday, July 06, 2009
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I have had the Bose SoundDock for about 10 days and am impressed with the sound quality for a small device. It has definetely brought a new demension into use of the IPod - and with 5 IPod's in the house, everyone wants to use the SoundDock now. Music sound quality is good and crisp. Battery life seems good so far - much better than my XM SkyFi Boom Box which craps out after about 4 hours.

Only negative aspect I have so far is that the remote control could have more function of the IPod. The way the IPod docks into the SoundDock is just with the pin connector. I get nervous pressing the menu buttons on the IPod when it is docked because it feels like you are going to snap off the pin connector. Other than that, the familiy is enjoying music everywhere - particularly pool-side!
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worth Every Penny

Written By Bill A., Bentonville, AR on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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Kudos, to the fine people at Crutchfield, and Bose. Purchased this system, as an alternative to listening to mp3's via my desktop computer speakers.
The system is very easy to use, and the sound quality is exceptional. Only took minutes to set-up, and shortly after connecting an Ipod, with a playlist of some of our favorite mood music, my wife and I were slow dancing, cuddling, and Dancing Slow. I highly recommend this product, to anyone looking for a portable solution that will provide big sound from a small device.
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5 out of 5

This is now my primary home stereo

Written By Loren, Oak Park, IL on Monday, February 09, 2009
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Great sound. I'm a stickler for the mid-level-tones and this satisfies. Bass thumps as well but not to the point of annoyance. Love the portability of course. Everything said about the battery lasting much longer than 4 hours is true - how often are you going to run 4 hours at max volume: never. Fills a room nicely. Only thing I would improve is move nav options on the remote regarding access to artists, albums, etc.
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5 out of 5

BOSE is the BOSS of Electronics

Written By Meks, Washington, DC on Saturday, February 07, 2009
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I've always been a fan of Bose regardless of what the naysayers say! I'm not a groupie with other people & their negative opinions! I pretty much like to find out for myself and with all the Bose products i already have to my collections, i am still HAPPY! I did have one ? regarding the hissing sound i got from my product in particular but that's a minor as i will contact Bose/Crutchfield to get some resolve. Moreover, Good Job guys....and keep up the good work!
4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By CZARINA, Staten Island, New York on Saturday, January 31, 2009
 
I love it!
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5 out of 5

Portable, Quality Sound!

Written By nathan, Chicago, IL on Thursday, December 18, 2008
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The sound quality and volume from this little guy are both exceptional. Even better, as the volume goes up, the sound quality doesn't decline. Better still, it's portable. If you plan to travel with it, definitely get the travel bag. If you don't plan to travel with it, get the travel bag anyway. Seriously, you'll want to take it everywhere and you should. It's great at home (especially in the kitchen), in hotel rooms, in other people's guest rooms, or in a secluded bungalow on a bluff somewhere in the Caribbean.
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1 out of 5

Not for older iPods

Written By Mike M., El Cerrito, CA on Thursday, December 04, 2008
 
This doesn't work for 4th generation (20 or 40mg) iPods. But, there's hope!
See my review for the Bose Sounddock ll.
-- Mike M.
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5 out of 5

Portable Dynamite

Written By Mark, Memphis, TN on Monday, November 24, 2008
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This was just the product I was looking for. Incredible sound with rechargable lithium battery portability, Teamed with the travel bag, my Sound dock goes with me to work, provides music in any room in my house and gives me remote control access. I was really impressed by the deep base and clarity.
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5 out of 5

Bose Portable Sound Dock

Written By danysuzanne, Huntington Station, NY on Friday, August 22, 2008
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This Bose Portable Sound Dock is a fantastic and wonderful invention. We had initially purchased the sound dock that is not portable and quickly realized we need to portable one because it is capable of allowing any input of audio via its auxilliary port. We do not own an iPod but we have mp3 players. This device is compact. Its charge lasts for a very very long time. The sound quality that comes from this unit is unsurpassed.... If you want to travel with it, the place where you would hook up the iPod is convertible and can be folded into the machine for ease of transport. We are so happy with it... we both smile when we turn it on.... Thank you Bose for being a great company and for inventing the Portable Sound Dock.
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5 out of 5

Great and Easy To Use

Written By William, Montana on Thursday, August 21, 2008
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I purchased two of the portable SoundDocks. One is for the family and one just for me. The family unit is constantly in use, sounds great and has been well received by my not-so-technical family. I was just recently (and finally) able to get my wife to move from a CD boom box to iPod. The Bose SoundDock added back the boom box functionality with a level of ease of use that was well received by my wife. Now she uses it all the time. The one for me is used when I am on the road. I use it in presentations with high-quality videos (off computer) and it easily fills a 30x30 room with sound that is clear, full and distortion free. I have also loved taking it back to the hotel to watch movies at night--complimenting my Dell 17" laptop monitor and again listening to my music in the morning when I am getting ready for work.

I am sooooo glad we got these units!
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5 out of 5

Exceptional Quality

Written By Sue, Huntsville, AL on Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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As an older woman, I love my music but like to keep the technology simple and user-friendly. This is an amazing but easy way to enjoy the songs on my IPoD all over the house. Other than the high price, I was pleased with every aspect of the portable SoundDock. Very clear, crisp sound with lots of separation, bass, and volume. I highly recommend it to anyone with $400 to spare for a great sound.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Ted, NY on Wednesday, March 05, 2008
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I sure wish BOSE would be able to make their products at a bit lower price but you can't beat the sound this system produces.
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5 out of 5

Amazing sound in such a small package

Written By Charles, Avon Lake, OH on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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Amazing sound in such a small package. Bought this item for travel, so needed the portability. Much more bass and seems more acurate than some of the other Bose products we own. A little pricey, but if sound quality in a small package is what you are looking for, than this is your answer.
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5 out of 5

Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system

Written By bob, new rochelle,ny on Friday, February 08, 2008
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outstanding clarity... noise cancellation excellent under even most difficult situations
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5 out of 5

Nearly Perfect piece of equipment

Written By Steve-O, Albany, NY on Sunday, January 27, 2008
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Great little system. Love the portability and the rechargeability. The sound fills a decent size room with clean highs, deep lows, and clear vocals. It easily moves with us from room to room and has a pretty small footprint so you can put it just about anywhere. If I had one request from Bose' incredible engineering team, it would be to design in a small compartment for the remote.
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5 out of 5

very rich very full

Written By specials, staten island ny on Friday, January 25, 2008
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I purchased the bose ipod dock for my girlfriend as a christmas present. The only regret I have is that I should have bought myself one. This bose ipod dock has a sound so rich and so full for such a small package. It has virtually no distortion with very crisp highs and very good lows. I recommend anyone to purchase this great product from bose. I think it is the best portable ipod dock out there.
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3 questions already asked

does it have blue tooth capabilities?? can it be connected to a pc computer? [ Mayo  Dec 18, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • This unit does not feature Bluetooth connectivity. The Portable SoundDock does features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input which lets you play other audio sources, such as your PC. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 18, 2013 ]
Will this work for Galaxy S4 ? [ george  Dec 15, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • The dock connector on this unit will not work with the S4. However, the Portable SoundDock features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input which lets you play other audio sources, such your S4. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 16, 2013 ]
Does it play iTunes Radio? [ Fred  Dec 11, 2013 ]
3 answers
  • I have never used I tunes radio. I love the sound dock! [ BRIAN PAUL   Dec 12, 2013 ]
  • I use mine only with an ipod, and it will play what ever the ipod will play. [ ART   Dec 11, 2013 ]
  • Yes it does...I have an iPhone 5 so you need an adapter to plung in. Great product..even use in my car with my iPhone. [ JAMES P   Dec 11, 2013 ]

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