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Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker

(Black)

Item # 018SLCLRB

It's small, rugged and comes in your choice of attractive colors — and it delivers full, lifelike sound.

It's small, rugged and comes in your choice of attractive colors — and it delivers full, lifelike sound.

Discontinued item
22 questions - 64 answers

Item # 018SLCLRB

About the Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker

Music by your side

It's small, rugged and comes in your choice of attractive colors — and it delivers full, lifelike sound. That's the Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth speaker. Its compact size lets you take it and place it just about anywhere, so you always have a better way to listen to music from your smartphone or tablet.

Music by your side

It's small, rugged and comes in your choice of attractive colors — and it delivers full, lifelike sound. That's the Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth speaker. Its compact size lets you take it and place it just about anywhere, so you always have a better way to listen to music from your smartphone or tablet.

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker

Music to go! The SoundLink® Color is small enough to take just about anywhere.

Simple, convenient setup

Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing process, making the SoundLink® Color just about the easiest Bluetooth speaker to use. And you can pair up to two devices simultaneously — when one stops playing, the other takes over. So you and a friend can take turns playing your favorite songs.

Simple charging

The SoundLink® Color comes with a USB recharging cable — just plug it into your computer. Or connect it into the included AC power adapter and use a wall outlet. The built-in rechargeable batteries deliver up to 8 hours on a full charge.

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Product highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • stereo minijack input for connecting a portable music player
  • voice prompts simplify Bluetooth pairing process
  • pair with up to two Bluetooth devices at one time
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • AC power adapter
  • 5"W x 5-1/8"H x 2-1/16"D
  • weight: 1.25 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 627840-1110

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • AC power adapter
  • 38" USB charging cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty/Online Product Registration Information
  • "Congratulations" note

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Features & specs

Features
Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic No
NFC Touch Pairing No

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Features

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker offers built-in Bluetooth (A2DP/AVRCP) technology which lets you wirelessly connect with many Bluetooth enabled devices; such as your iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, other Bluetooth-enabled device. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth device to the Bose SoundLink Color speaker system. Bluetooth wireless technology has a range of approximately 30'.

Note: If you need to multitask, you can keep using your device while you listen to music. 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 Color Bluetooth speaker.

Voice Prompt Pairing + Dual Device Connection: Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple to wireless connect  your Bluetooth-enabled device. The speaker can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, letting you switch between them quickly; when the first device stops playing, the second can start. The speaker even remembers the eight most recent devices you've used, so reconnecting is even easier.

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 Color Bluetooth speaker.

Simple Controls: The speaker is designed for ease of use. It features top-panel power, volume, source. playback buttons. From the SoundLink Color you can Play/Pause and Skip to next track of your Bluetooth music. Advanced playback functions and song/artist information are still done from your Bluetooth-enabled device.

Full-Range Sound: Bose Proprietary technologies and a unique design produce clear, well-balanced, full-range sound from this compact Bluetooth speaker. The speaker incorporates two front-firing full-range drivers and one rear-firing passive midbass radiator.

Portable, Colorful Design: The SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker suits your active, mobile lifestyle and lets you play your music wherever you are, whatever you're doing. The unit's body is constructed of durable materials; and its rounded, compact shape fits easily into your bag or backpack. It's compact and light enough (1.25 lbs) to take along even when you're traveling light. You can choose from five colors; Blue, Mint, Red, Black, or White.

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

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to eight hours of playback time. You can recharge it in a wall outlet using the included AC power adapter or with most USB power sources using the included USB charging cable. The included AC power adapter can also be used to power the speaker.

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Customer Q&A

22 questions already asked

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can it be used withOUT wi-fi? Using Pandora on cell phone--can it stream that way... the iPhone -- no wi-fi access.
[ KT015  Sep 04, 2016 ]
4 answers
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Yes
[ ROBERTO  Sep 07, 2016 ]
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It's a BOSE Bluetooth speaker
[ GARY  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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If your device can connect to this speaker it will play it.
[ ivan  Sep 06, 2016 ]
A
Yes, it uses Bluetooth, not wifi. - my Mom has one at her house and she does not have wifi.
[ Jeremy  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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Can it be used without wi-fi access...i.e., via smartphone / pandora...?
[ KenTay  Sep 01, 2016 ]
4 answers
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It actually uses a Bluetooth connection with any smart device, tablet or phone.
[ Cynthia  Sep 04, 2016 ]
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Yes. Can be used via Bluetooth with 3g or 4g on your phone. Any music app will work. Just used it while roaming to
[ Vincent  Sep 03, 2016 ]
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Yes you can use with blue tooth. Just pair & play.
[ Ronald  Sep 02, 2016 ]
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Yes. It works via Bluetooth. Works great for Pandora!
[ Deborah  Sep 02, 2016 ]
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How long is the warranty with this product?
[ Linda  Aug 04, 2016 ]
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. The warranty period is 1 year. You'll find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 06, 2016 ]  Staff
Q
Is this speaker compatible with Iphone 6 ?
[ Cindy  May 28, 2016 ]
4 answers
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Yes
[ SHAWN P  May 29, 2016 ]
A
yes
[ CAREY  May 29, 2016 ]
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Yes it is.
[ TODD  May 29, 2016 ]
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Yes it should be compatible with any device that has Bluetooth connectivity.
[ Josh  May 29, 2016 ]
Q
Is there a place to plug my iPod classic to the speaker without using Bluetooth if I want to?
[ Mariano  May 17, 2016 ]
7 answers
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Yes has a aux mini jack.
[ Ronald  May 23, 2016 ]
A
Yes there is a mini aux. in jack.
[ Ronald  May 23, 2016 ]
A
I think there may be an audio in plug for just such that reason. I bought this as a gift and do not have access to it now. Great Product though!
[ ARICK D  May 19, 2016 ]
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Yes you can! The speaker has a 3.5mm port where you can connect a male-to-male audio cable from your iPod headphone jack (cable was not included).
[ Jaime  May 19, 2016 ]
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It has an auxiliary port next to the power port. If you have a cord that allows you to connect your IPod to other speakers, it will connect to this one.
[ Francesca  May 19, 2016 ]
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Yes
[ David  May 18, 2016 ]
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There is a Audio Aux Jack on the back and an Android Jack as well. Hope that helps
[ MELISSA  May 18, 2016 ]
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Where does music come from cell phone or what ?
[ John  May 03, 2016 ]
7 answers
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You can connect wirelessly with Bluetooth or you can use the auxiliary port with a cable attached to your music device. The cord does not come with speaker. It's a standard cord that can be purchased almost anywhere.
[ Francesca  May 19, 2016 ]
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You have to pair your phone , iPad , iPod anything that is Bluetooth compatible
[ ROBERTO  May 04, 2016 ]
A
Yes any Bluetooth device.
[ Scott  May 04, 2016 ]
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It's Bluetooth, I use it all the time with my iPad out in the garage and outside working in the yard. It has adequate sound quality. If your cell phone is Bluetooth, it should work with that. Tune the cell into Pandora or other music station, sync the speaker to your cell phone, crank up the volume and rockOn!
[ MARTIN  May 03, 2016 ]
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Yes, you link your device via blue tooth and it plays through this speaker.
[ Stephen  May 03, 2016 ]
A
The music come from any Bluetooth device likes a phone, Ipad, Android tablet just about anything that can produce a Bluetooth signal will play on this device.
[ ivan  May 03, 2016 ]
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The music is selected from your cell phone, but it comes directly connected thru Wi-Fi to the Bose speaker so you can take the speaker anywhere as it is wireless. I find it best to connect my iPhone to a plug so it stays charged when having large parties and you don't want to worry about batteries going down.
[ Stephen  May 03, 2016 ]
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Is the battery replaceable?
[ Tim  Feb 07, 2016 ]
4 answers
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No.
[ Francesca  May 19, 2016 ]
A
I don't believe it is. Not sure. Sorry
[ Ronald  Feb 08, 2016 ]
A
No, its like a cell phone - just rechargeable by USB to laptop, or USB to electrical outlet.
[ Stephen  Feb 08, 2016 ]
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The case has no exposed screws to expose anything inside the case...so I will say, no, the battery is not replaceable.
[ MARTIN  Feb 08, 2016 ]
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Can I use this Bluetooth speaker with my laptop?
[ Peter  Dec 25, 2015 ]
2 answers
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Yes
[ ROBERTO  May 04, 2016 ]
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If your laptop has bluetooth.
[ D300 Bob  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Q
Can I use this with my iPod 5th generation?
[ Mary  Dec 19, 2015 ]
3 answers
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Yes
[ ROBERTO  Dec 21, 2015 ]
A
I use this with my I phone 5s and it is Bluetooth so I would think it us compatible but I don't know for certain. I do know the speaker is great-sounding. However the word "color" is deceiving. There is no color to it - it's just a speaker.
[ Stephen  Dec 19, 2015 ]
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I don't have a iPod 5th generation. I use it with my iPad and it is solid. If your iPod is wi-fi capable I think you could use it just fine.
[ MARTIN  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Q
How many watts?
[ Seth  Nov 18, 2015 ]
2 answers
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Don't know , but it sounds real good use it every day battery last long time love it
[ ROBERTO  Dec 21, 2015 ]
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Don't know. Not written on unit.
[ Ronald  Nov 21, 2015 ]
Q
I need a step by step guide to connect my speaker to my computer? I have plugged it into the side but am not sure how to respond to the steps.
[ Lisa  Jul 18, 2015 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Jeff  Jul 20, 2015 ]  Staff
Q
Does this speaker have the aptX low latency codec? I'm looking to purchase a low latency transmitter for my TV.
[ Kathleen  Apr 02, 2015 ]
1 answer
A
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Apr 05, 2015 ]  Staff
Q
I have the Bose sound touch 520 home theater-can I connect one of these to use on deck with this system?
[ Mofleet  Jun 23, 2016 ]
1 answer
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The Bose SoundTouch 520 system would only connect wirelessly with other Bose SoundTouch products. You can view a full listing of those on our website here: http://www.crutchfield.com/shopsearch/Bose_SoundTouch.html I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Jun 28, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can this be used as microphone when paired with speaker phone?
[ Pat  Dec 10, 2015 ]
1 answer
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I don't believe that it has the capability to be used as a speakerphone. It does not have an integrated mic for speakerphone calls. Hope this helps.
[ MARCO  Dec 10, 2015 ]
Q
Where can I find a new charger?
[ Aunt Ce  Nov 18, 2016 ]
2 answers
A
Any office supply or electronics store will have a compatible cord. You can take the speaker and ask for help.
[ JOHN  Nov 20, 2016 ]
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Per the Bose product support web-site, a replacement wall charger with cable for the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker is available for $29.99 but is listed as "Call for availability".
[ William F.  Nov 19, 2016 ]
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IS THIS UNIT COMPATIBLE WITH MY APPLE 5C I-PHONE?
[ JEFF  Mar 01, 2016 ]
3 answers
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Yes, it is compatible with smartphones. I believe it works with pretty much all iphones. Hope this helps.
[ JOYCE  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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It should be since it has a bluetooth connection. The sound on this small bluetooth speaker is amazing.
[ Jesse  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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Yes. It's fully Bluetooth enabled, but also has a 3.5mm jack if you want to plug in via a cable.
[ Robert  Mar 02, 2016 ]
Q
Can I pod shuffle?
[ Christine  Jan 04, 2016 ]
2 answers
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It will play in the auxiliary plug
[ DAVID T  Jan 04, 2016 ]
A
Can iPod shuffle do what?
[ DAVID T  Jan 04, 2016 ]
Q
Can you play 2 of these speakers at the same time. Off of the same defice. ?
[ jaime  Mar 01, 2015 ]
3 answers
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My iPhone can connect to two different Bluetooth device at the same time but some failures have occurred. I'm not sure about this Bose device as I only one.
[ Richard  Mar 03, 2015 ]
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I purchased two speakers; one was a Christmas gift. I never tried using both off the same device, but I can't see why it would not work. If both speakers were paired to the device and were in close enough proximity to receive the signal, I would think that it would work. The pairing is quick and very easy...recognition is almost instantaneous. I love the speaker, and it has worked very well. Doubling up with two.....probably would work fine.
[ Doug  Mar 02, 2015 ]
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No. I think only sono brand speaker can do that.
[ Dian  Mar 02, 2015 ]
Q
can i play ipod on this device?
[ Roberto  Oct 01, 2014 ]
2 answers
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Yes, it comes with an iPod docking port in the front which rotates (spins) 360 degrees. It's also Bluetooth enabled, so you can "sink" it with an iPhone, Laptop, computer or any other Bluetooth capable device.
[ KRISTOPHER  Oct 10, 2014 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Oct 04, 2014 ]  Staff
Q
how do I replace the battery's ?
[ kim  Feb 03, 2016 ]
4 answers
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This has a rechargeable batter that should not need to be replaced.
[ Vincent  Feb 09, 2016 ]
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It does not have battery compartment. if someday the battery does not work I think bose would a replacement.
[ Carlos  Feb 09, 2016 ]
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Item has internal battery. Speaker comes with cell phone style charger.
[ JASON E  Feb 08, 2016 ]
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no battery replacement needed. it's recharged with a usb cable that comes with it
[ STEVEN D  Feb 08, 2016 ]
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Can I plug an i-pod into this device?
[ Shannon   Dec 17, 2014 ]
4 answers
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Used it on an iPad. I believe it can connect with an iPod. Also it has an auxiliary for connecting with a 1/8 cable.
[ Francis  Dec 25, 2014 ]
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Yes,of course. Good luck.
[ RAFAEL  Dec 18, 2014 ]
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Yes you can Shannon you can an you will enjoy it
[ DENNIS R  Dec 18, 2014 ]
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It's Bluetooth so it doesn't need to be plugged into. I use it with my iPad not iPod. Don't have an iPod so I can't try it and tell you.
[ MARTIN  Dec 18, 2014 ]
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