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Bose Waveguide Speaker Technology: The Bose SoundLink Air
Digital Music System delivers rich, detailed sound. Advanced waveguide speaker
technology, only from Bose, enables full-bodied sound, especially in lower
registers, for more natural-sounding bass and percussion instruments.
AirPlay Technology: Apple's AirPlay technology allows music,
downloaded to iTunes, to be streamed wirelessly from your Mac or PC to the Bose
SoundLink Air. You can even bypass the computer entirely, and stream
high-quality audio directly from your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (all
without the need to dock the device). The SoundLink Air and your AirPlay audio
source must be connected to the same wireless network via a WiFi (802.11g/n)
router or hub. A standard wireless home network has an approximately range of
- iTunes Streaming: The Bose SoundLink Air is able to
play audio from your computer's iTunes account either wirelessly (WiFi)
using AirPlay streaming technology. When connected to the same network as a
computer running iTunes, the SoundLink Air can appear as an output option in
the pop-up menu at the bottom of the iTunes window. You can then browse your
iTunes collection on your computer and stream music to the SoundLink Air. To
use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes
(10.2.2 or later) connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
- Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you
wirelessly stream music and music apps stored on your iPod touch, iPhone, or
iPad to the SoundLink Air. So there's no need to dock your Apple device.
AirPlay works with the iPod touch (3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S),
and iPad (1/2/3/4/mini) with iOS 4.3.3 or later; connected to the same wireless
Remote Control: The supplied wireless RF remote control
operates power and volume, and can also play/pause and skip tracks within a
playlist from almost anywhere in the room. The included remote operates off of a
single CR2032 Lithium-cell 3-volt battery (installed). You can also download
Remote app from the App Store and control your iTunes library wirelessly
from your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (connected to the same WiFi network). You
get to pick your next song with Play, Pause, Skip, Shuffle, and Repeat
functions; along with volume control. The Apple Remote app is compatible with
iPod touch (3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S), and iPad (1/2/3/4/mini); with iOS
4.3.3 or later installed.
Note: The SoundLink's wireless remote does not control
any device plugged into the system's Auxiliary input.
Simple Setup: To set up the system, simply connect it to a
computer on your wireless network with the included USB cable and enter the URL
http://www.bose.com/wifisetup. The site will walk you through the steps to
set up and configure your speaker system. Once you're up and running, the
SoundLink Air system communicates with your AirPlay devices wirelessly over your
home network, and you can move it anywhere you want to listen to your music.
Multi-Room Distribution: If you have more than one SoundLink
Air, you can use them in an multi-room system. You can play the same music
soundtrack from your computer's iTunes account on every Bose SoundLink Air in
your home or select which SoundLink Air you want to listen to from your
computer. You can only stream to one SoundLink Air from an iPod touch, iPhone,
Aux Input: The SoundLink Air Digital Music System has a
rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source
other than your Apple AirPlay device.
Auto Power Off: After 20 minutes of no activity, the system
automatically turns off.
AC Power: The Bose SoundLink Air operates off of standard
household current using the included AC power adapter.
- Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 1.3A
- Output: 20V - 2A
Note: An optional rechargeable battery
sold separately) turns the system into a portable speaker
that you can carry easily from room to room with its