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  • Bose® SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

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  • Bose® SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

    6 one-touch presets for easy music access

  • Bose® SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

    Compact design fits just about anywhere

  • Bose® SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

    Compact design fits just about anywhere

  • Bose® SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

    Compact design fits just about anywhere

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    Keep the music flowing with the SoundTouch app for tablets and phones

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    The SoundTouch Portable with included accessories

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Our take on the Bose® SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

by Ralph Graves
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Easy wireless streaming in any room

With the SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system, you can stream Internet radio, Pandora® and your digital music library easily with just the touch of a button. And because this system is so portable, you take it with you from room to room — even out on the patio. Wherever you place it, you'll experience your music with clear, full sound.

The SoundTouch Portable connects to your home network for wireless operation. Internet radio and popular music services are built in, so you'll have a world of music conveniently available at your fingertips.

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Bose SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi speaker system

The SoundTouch™ Portable features six preset buttons for quick access to the music you want to hear.

The simple, powerful SoundTouch™ app

The free SoundTouch™ app from Bose® is the key. It gives you easy control of the music using your smartphone or tablet of choice. The app lets you assign up to six presets from your favorite sources. Presets can be just about anything you want — an Internet radio station, a Pandora® station, a playlist from your own music library, or a favorite artist. Plus, you can use the app to play music from additional stations or services not saved in your presets.

Don't have your smartphone handy? No problem. You can access all six presets either with the included remote, or simply by using the control buttons on top of the SoundTouch™ Portable.

More listening options with Apple® AirPlay®

The SoundTouch™ Portable is AirPlay-compatible, so you can wirelessly stream from your iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad®. Enjoy great sound from your favorite music app, a collection of tunes from your library, video soundtracks or game app sound effects. You can also stream music from your laptop or desktop computer's iTunes® library.

Expand your system into multiple rooms

Add more SoundTouch™ systems to create a wireless multi-room audio system that's simple to use. You can play the same music simultaneously throughout your home, or have each SoundTouch™ system play different music from a different source.

Highlights:

  • portable Wi-Fi speaker system
  • connects to your Wi-Fi home network
  • Apple AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, or computer
  • 1-5/8" display shows system status and info
  • free easy-to-use SoundTouch™ control and setup app for smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wired home network
  • USB port for step-by-step system setup via your computer
  • AC power adapter
  • rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps your music going for hours
  • remote
  • 9-7/8"W x 6"H x 2-5/8"D
  • weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Portable WiFi music system
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • AC power plug
  • IR remote (CR2032 lithium battery installed)
  • 38" MicroUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty/Registration Information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Troubleshoot Contact Information

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Features

SoundTouch Portable Music System: The SoundTouch Portable Music System connects to the Internet and your computer via your home's wireless (WiFi) network. Once you are connected, you can choose from select Internet radio and music services, and play music files stored on your computer. You also have the option to control the SoundTouch Portable from your Apple iOS or Android device, via Bose's free SoundTouch Controller app; and even stream music directly from your iOS device via AirPlay.

Note: You can link up to four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio experience. You are able to play the same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device.

Multi-Driver/Passive Radiator Design: The SoundTouch Portable system features four low-profile drivers and patented dual opposing passive radiators for clearer, fuller sound than you'd imagine from a system this small.

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch Portable Music System offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network. The system features a rear-panel Ethernet R-J45 port and built-in WiFi. The system's network connection can be setup initially from your Apple iOS (5.0+) device, Android (4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet, Windows PC (XP/7/8), or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer using the Bose SoundTouch App and the included microUSB-to-USB cable.

SoundTouch Controller App:  The Bose SoundTouch Controller app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch music system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch system from your Apple iOS or Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer on the Bose SoundTouch music system through the Bose SoundTouch Controller app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.

  • For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6.8+). Simply install the SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.
  • For Apple iOS or Android): You can download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from the iTunes Apps store or Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.0+) or Android (4.0.3+) device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.

Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch Portable Music System  supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, Pandora Radio, music files stored on your computer, and stored music/music apps on your Apple iOS device.

  • Internet Radio + Online Music: The SoundTouch system lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to the Pandora, Spotify Connect (coming soon), and iHeart Radio (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
  • Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch 30 can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. FLAC compatibility coming soon. You computer must be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch system.
  • AirPlay for iOS devices: You are able to stream stored music and music apps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems via AirPlay. You can also stream your entire iTunes music library on your laptop/desktop computer using Apple's free Remote app for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network as the SoundTouch music system.

Note: You cannot stream music stored on an Android phone or from apps on an Android phone to the Bose SoundTouch system.

Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your favorite streaming music services (Pandora) and Internet radio stations, or playlists, artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can easily be set, changed, and accessed directly on the system or with the free SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device. You cannot set presets for AirPlay or the Aux input.

Aux Input: In addition to WiFi network connectivity, the SoundTouch Portable is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting almost any portable audio device with a headphone or audio output.

IR Remote: The included IR remote provides basic wireless operation of the Bose SoundTouch Portable. You are able to Power the unit on/off, adjust volume up/down, select the Aux source, or choose between the six music presets. You also get basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track.

OLED Display: The system's OLED display provides source and song/station information.

Rechargeable Battery + AC Power: The Bose SoundTouch portable music system operates off of both a built-in rechargeable battery and AC power. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 3 hours of music playback at maximum volume. The included external AC power adapter is used to recharge the battery and provide constant AC power to the music system. When you press and hold the unit's power button for a few seconds, a battery charge indicator icon will appear on the OLED display; it will show either <20%, <40%, <60%, <75%, <100%, or fully charged.

 
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3 out of 5

Bose Sound touch

Written By Bose Sound touch, Indy on Friday, February 28, 2014
 
The speaker works great with AirPlay, but the bose ap won't load nor work. But the speaker is great. If you don't have airplay don't buy it.
Pros:
Great speaker YOU Have to use airplay.
Cons:
Bose ap doesn't work
Crutchfield response on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Make sure that the app you download is the SoundTouch Controller app by Bose. There are some other apps named SoundTouch, but they are not for use with the Bose SoundTouch music system.
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5 out of 5

bose sound touch portable wifi

Written By pb, new york on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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easy to set up no problem finding your wifi network
Pros:
sound easy setup airplay
Cons:
none
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