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Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II

(Soft Black)

Item # 018SLCR2B

The Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II gives you big sound for your outdoor adventures.

The Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II gives you big sound for your outdoor adventures.

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Item # 018SLCR2B

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About the Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II

Bold colors, bold sound

“Awesome!” “Amazing!” “Fantastic sound!” Our customers raved about the original Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker. They should find even more to like in the updated Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II.

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Color II speaker

Its compact size and soft-touch silicone exterior makes the SoundLink® Color II easy to take anywhere.

Bold colors, bold sound

“Awesome!” “Amazing!” “Fantastic sound!” Our customers raved about the original Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker. They should find even more to like in the updated Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II.

It puts out a big, bold sound and comes in a variety of fun colors. And it's water-resistant, so you can enjoy music anywhere from the ski slopes to the beach. The soft silicone exterior of the SoundLink® Color II makes it easy to hold, as well as protecting it from dings and jolts.

Simple setup and control

Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing process, making the SoundLink® Color II just about the easiest Bluetooth speaker to use. Download the free Bose® Connect app to your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet and turn your device into a remote for the SoundLink® Color II.

Not only can you adjust the volume remotely, but the app unlocks additional features you can use with your speaker. And it keeps you apprised of the latest updates for your SoundLink® Color II.

Simple charging

The SoundLink® Color II comes with a USB recharging cable — just plug it into your computer. The built-in rechargeable batteries deliver up to 8 hours on a full charge.


Product highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • water-resistant
  • soft-touch silicone exterior
  • Bose® Connect app:
    • free download from Apple® iTunes App store and Google Play™
    • volume control
    • unlock additional feature
    • access future software updates
  • stereo minijack input for connecting a portable music player
  • voice prompts simplify Bluetooth pairing process
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 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 # 752195-0100

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 40" USB charging cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Bose Support Contact Information

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More details on the Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II

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Features & specs

Physical Design
Width 5.0625
Height 5.1875
Depth 1.25
Weight 1.2
Weather Resistance Splash-resistant (IPX4)
Color Black
Power and Battery Info
Built-in Battery Y (8 hrs)
Charges External Device Via USB No
Runs On AC Power No
Aux Inputs 1
Headphone Jack No
Bluetooth Version And Supported Audio Formats
Bluetooth Version 2.1
aptX No
aptX-HD No
Other Wireless Features
Hands-free Calling Yes
Wi-Fi No
Apple AirPlay No
Stereo Pairing No
Unison Pairing (Party Mode) No
Driver Details
Tweeter Size 0
Tweeter Type N/A
Midrange Size ---
Midrange Type Not given
Woofer Size 0
Woofer Type N/A
Audio Specs
Frequency Response Not given
Amplification (Watts RMS) Not given
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II replaces these items:

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Rugged, Water-Resistant Design: The SoundLink Color II features a durable soft-touch silicone exterior and a water-resistant IPX4 rating. Its rounded, compact shape fits easily into your bag or backpack. What's more, you can choose the speaker that best matches you with one of four colors - Aquatic Blue, Coral Red, Polar White or Soft Black.

Passive Radiator Design: The Bose SoundLink Color II portable Bluetooth speaker utilizes dual opposing passive radiators that pump out a lot of sound. 

Voice Guided Pairing: Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Bose SoundLink Color II. The SoundLink Color II keeps track of the last eight devices to have paired and connected with it, dropping the least recently used when a new one is paired. Your Bluetooth-enable devices can be paired either via SSP or NFC.

  • SSP (Simple Secure Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), the SoundLink Color II will search for and connects to the two most recently connected active Bluetooth-enabled devices. However, it will only receive audio from one device at a time.
  • Near Field Communication (NFC): The Bose SoundLink Color II supports NFC pairing. NFC is a technology that enables Bluetooth devices to establish wireless communication with each other by simply tapping the devices together.
Note: Once paired, the Bose SoundLink Color II will automatically re-connect with your Bluetooth source device when in wireless range (up to 30').

Wireless Music Streaming: Thanks to the support for Bluetooth A2DP & AVRCP, you can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth source device to the Bose SoundLink Color II. You also get basic playback controls - like Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, and Previous/Next Track from the SoundLink Color II's top-panel buttons. The Bose SoundLink Color II has a range of approximately 30', so you can enjoy your music without wires.

Note: If you are using a smartphone and a phone call comes in, your music will be interrupted until the phone call ends. Once the phone call ends, your music will automatically resume.

Hands-Free Speakerphone: The Bose SoundLink Color II also features a built-in mic, so you can use the SoundLink Color II as a speakerphone for your smartphone. The built-in mic will be used to carry on your side of the conversation, while the other party is heard through the SoundLink Color II's speaker. You can use the SoundLink Color II's top-panel controls to answer, end, and reject calls. The SoundLink Color II can even access the voice dialing functions of your smartphone and audibly indentify incoming callers (when applicable).

Digital Voice Assistance: The SoundLink Color II's built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone in your Apple iPhone 4S or newer, or compatible Android smartphone - allowing you to access Siri & Google Assistant.

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

Bose Connect App: With the free Bose Connect app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.3+), you can manage all of your connected Bluetooth source devices with an intuitive graphic interface that lets you switch between devices whenever you want. From the app you'll also receive software updates, product tips, and be able to personalize settings.

Stereo & Party Modes: For those times when one Bose SoundLink Color II isn't enough, you can use the Bose Connect app to pair two SoundLink Color II speakers together. You can select Party mode to pair two Color II speakers together for double the sound. You can select Stereo Mode to naturally separate and spread the sound across an immersive stereo soundstage.

Note: The Bose SoundLink Color II, SoundLink Micro, SoundLink Revolve, SoundLink Revolve+, SoundLink Revolve II, and SoundLink Revolve+ II are all compatible with Party Mode.

Bose SimpleSync: Bose SimpleSync allows you to pair a member of the Bose Home Speaker family (sold separately) with the SoundLink speaker for playback of the same audio signal. Use the Bose Music app on your Apple iOS or Android device to setup and enable SimpleSync. SimpleSync then provides a one-to-one connection for a maximum of two Bose products (the SoundLink speaker and a Bose Home Speaker). The two products must remain within typical Bluetooth wireless range (30') of each other to stay connected. You'll be able to listen to the same audio signal from the Bose Home Speaker on the connected SoundLink speaker (you cannot listen to different sources). You can choose to listen on both the Bose Home Speaker and the SoundLink speaker at the same time with independent volume control; or just one speaker. Compatible Bose Home Speakers include -

  • Soundbar 500 and 700
  • Home Speaker 300 and 500
  • Portable Home Speaker


  • You cannot wirelessly stream Bluetooth audio to a Bose Home Speaker and use SimpleSync at the same time.
  • You can only sync audio from a Bose Home Speaker to the SoundLink speaker; not from the SoundLinke speaker to the Bose Home Speaker.

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 8 hours of playback time. Using the SoundLink Color II's microUSB and included microUSB-to-USB cable, you can charge the battery from a free USB port on your computer or a USB-AC power adapter (sold separately). It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge the built-in battery.

  • Protection Mode: When your speaker is unplugged and unused for more than three days with a remaining charge of less than 10%, it enters battery protection mode to preserve battery power.
  • Auto-Off: Your speaker powers off after 30 minutes of inactivity (no sound coming from your speaker) while operating on battery power.
Note: Use a 1000mA power source for the best charging experience. Using a power source with less than 1000mA may result in a slower charging time and you may not be able to charge while playing audio.

Placement Options: For optimal performance, place the back of the Bluetooth speaker near, but not directly against a wall. Bass response decreases as you move your speaker away from a wall. You should keep other wireless equipment at least 3'away from the speaker to prevent interference.

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17 questions already asked

If two are linked, will they provide true left channel/right channel stereo? Thanks
[ PJPJP  Sep 01, 2021 ]
1 answer
No they do not, but one is all you need for a small area. For bigger souls the Denon 5 is amazing
[ DENNIS  Sep 02, 2021 ]
can you leave speaker plugged in electric outlet?
[ Donny  Apr 07, 2020 ]
4 answers
Yes evens when in use
[ lewis  Apr 08, 2020 ]
You can if you have a USB to AC adapater (much like the one on an iPhone charger cord). The battery life is pretty good. It will play for hours on a full charge.
[ David  Apr 08, 2020 ]
You can but battery life is better if you charge it and allow the battery to run down before recharging. Constant charging the battery reduces its life
[ Tabor  Apr 08, 2020 ]
[ Dave  Apr 07, 2020 ]
Can this device pair with Amazon DOT (Alexa) ?
[ John  Feb 08, 2020 ]
1 answer
You sure can pair this speaker to the Amazon Echo Dots!
[ Paul  Mar 10, 2020 ]  Staff
How can I pair Bose speaker to other devices?
[ Merrick  Oct 11, 2019 ]
2 answers
Hi Merrick! Thank you for your question. You can store up to eight paired mobile devices in the speaker pairing list. You will press and hold the Bluetooth button until the Bluetooth indicator blinks blue, and you hear, "Ready to pair another device." If your phone or other Bluetooth devices is in pairing mode, you will be able to pair that phone or device to the speaker. You may also wish to download the Bose Connect App, which will give you more features to use with your speaker, as well as control over the other devices you may have paired to the speaker. Chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, we will be happy to help answer any other questions you may have.
[ Jess  Oct 21, 2019 ]  Staff
Download the Bose Connect app onto the device you want to pair the speaker with. Crutchfield support is awesome!!
[ Michael  Oct 21, 2019 ]
Do you need to use an app for this speaker?
[ Tammy  Jul 15, 2019 ]
5 answers
No. It connects via Bluetooth to my kid's iPhones. None of them use the app.
[ Thomas  Jul 18, 2019 ]
No. I downloaded the app when I bought my speaker. Didn't use it or need it.I Use my Bluetooth to connect to my iPhone. Off loaded app to the cloud to save Room on my iPhone. It's in the cloud if needed, but just listening to music or a book with Bluetooth works for me
[ mitchell  Jul 15, 2019 ]
No app required. Just turn on the Bluetooth on your device and pair to the Bose. It's that simple. This speaker is really good for it's size as well.
[ Ronald  Jul 15, 2019 ]
No so specific app by Bose, just Bluetooth connection and your audio app.
[ Chris  Jul 15, 2019 ]
No you do not need to use an app for this speaker. It works via a direct Bluetooth connection.
[ Anthony  Jul 15, 2019 ]
What is the wattage the Bose link 2 put out?
[ Nancy  Jan 07, 2019 ]
1 answer
I really do not know I looked on the speaker and cannot find that information anywhere sorry. However I will say after a year it stopped working I cannot get it to charge.
[ Malinda  Jan 12, 2019 ]
Can they be used as surround sound rear speakers?
[ Greg  Jul 06, 2017 ]
1 answer
Yes and I'm satisfied with the product.
[ Domingo  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Can you buy a case for this Bose Bluetooth speaker?
[ Guest  Apr 29, 2017 ]
1 answer
Yes you can. I went online and purchased one for $10.00. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the merchant. Hope this helps.
[ Frank  Apr 30, 2017 ]
What is the difference, besides size, of the Bose 199.00 Soundlink and the Bose 129.00 Soundlink? Both are Series II entries.
[ Aram K.  Jan 17, 2017 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your needs and your budget.
[ Kenny  Jan 17, 2017 ]  Staff
How many watts is this speaker?
[ Guadalupe  May 17, 2021 ]
2 answers
28 watts
[ RICH  May 17, 2021 ]
I don't know, but I do know it works great and sounds awesome!
[ EDWARD  May 17, 2021 ]
How many watts is this speaker?
[ Guadalupe  May 17, 2021 ]
1 answer
I cannot tell you how many watts the Bose Soundlink has. Usually the question is asked to gauge how loud and supportive the device is to low and high frequencies and will it properly punch the articulations. The Soundlink has adequate punch and quality for its size. I bought it to have a speaker in my private cello lessons when I go from house to house. It fits easily into my valese for carrying music. When I want to play an example of a concept I am teaching, this serves the purpose combined with my smart phone to access YouTube. Great sound for the size, ease of use and compact size for accessible sound. I like it.
[ JOHN  May 18, 2021 ]
Can I use this speaker to listen to my itunes library on my Macbook Air?( It has bluetooth capability in systems preference)
[ den  Jan 05, 2020 ]
4 answers
Yes. We use it with streaming music on an IPhone. The MacBook should work the same way.
[ Scott  Jan 05, 2020 ]
I'm almost certain you can. I had mine paired to my Mac book pro to listen to my iTunes library w/o any problems.
[ HENRIETTA  Jan 05, 2020 ]
I would think so.
[ Ron  Jan 05, 2020 ]
Yes you can. Simply pair the speaker with your Mac (iMac or laptop does not matter) Clcking on the blue icon to the right of your volume control will give you the option to choose the speaker.
[ William  Jan 05, 2020 ]
CAn you get a stereo sound by adding a second speaker?
[ steve  May 02, 2019 ]
2 answers
I believe, from reading the info on this speaker, that you can link them together. But I don't know if you get true stereo separation or not. Try contacting the manufacturer.
[ Kenneth  May 10, 2019 ]
I'm not sure, but would think so- sort of like surround sound.
[ Steve  May 03, 2019 ]
Will this speaker work with Samsung 8+?
[ CATHERINE  Jun 08, 2017 ]
1 answer
It works with my Samsung S7 and uses basic Bluetooth technology. We have also paired it with an Echo Dot, Lenovo tablet, iPod touch, and iPhone 7. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work with the S8.
[ Kurt  Jun 09, 2017 ]

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