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Overview: The Bose Portable SoundDock is a
powered, portable speaker system designed specifically for Apple iPod
digital music players. The iPod is docked directly to the unit, allowing you to
easily play your music files. The unit's rotating iPod dock folds neatly in
place for protection during transit. The Portable SoundDock also features a
built-in carry handle to allow for quick and easy transport of this unit.
Proprietary Acoustic Design:
The system's patented Waveguide Speaker
Technology and powerful neodymium speakers provide efficient and high quality
iPod Compatibility: The Portable SoundDock features a
hide-away, rotating iPod dock in the front of the unit for connecting your iPod.
The unit works with any iPod with a Click Wheel; these include the nano
(1st/2nd/3rd/4th generations), mini (1st/2nd generation), photo (4th
generation), video (5th generation), and classic (80/120/160GB) models. This
unit also supports the iPod touch (1st/2nd generation).
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 on or off and
controls basic iPod 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's click-wheel to control advanced functions of your
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
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
The SoundDock provides power to charge your iPod from either AC or battery power
during operation. The unit supports charging of the following iPods: nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generations), mini (1st/2nd
generation), photo (4th generation),
video (5th generation), classic (80/120/160GB), and iPod
touch (1st/2nd generation) models. iPod charging is suspended when the unit is turned off.
Note: If your iPod has four buttons above the "click
wheel" the Portable SoundDock will not charge the iPod.
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.