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Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker (Black)

Item # 018SLMCROB

This portable speaker not only has an "outdoor voice," it's got the build to match.

This portable speaker not only has an "outdoor voice," it's got the build to match.

Item # 018SLMCROB

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About the Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Ralph Graves

Tiny and terrific

Bose® knows sound. So it's not surprising that the compact Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth speaker can produce a big sound that's clear and clean. This portable speaker not only has an "outdoor voice," it's got the build to match. The SoundLink® Micro's soft, silicone enclosure makes it waterproof, shock-resistant, and sand- and dust-proof. And its thick silicone strap is also tear-resistant.

Tiny and terrific

Bose SoundLink Micro Blueooth speaker

Bose® knows sound. So it's not surprising that the compact Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth speaker can produce a big sound that's clear and clean. This portable speaker not only has an "outdoor voice," it's got the build to match. The SoundLink® Micro's soft, silicone enclosure makes it waterproof, shock-resistant, and sand- and dust-proof. And its thick silicone strap is also tear-resistant.

Voice prompts, and hands-free operation

Use the SoundLink® Micro's built-in microphone for hands-free conversations with your paired smartphone. The speaker also lets you access your Siri® or Google Assistant™ voice controllers to use your smartphone hands-free. Voice prompts guide you through the pairing process, making it super easy. 

Bose® Connect app

With the free Bose® Connect app you can do even more. You can pair two SoundLink® Micros together for spacious stereo sound. Or select Party Mode to have both plays simultaneously, doubling the volume. The app can also control other Bose® SoundLink® products, so you can operate them all from your phone.


Product highlights:

  • stream music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, and other devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • custom-mounted transducer with passive radiators for clear, strong sound
  • IPX7-rated waterproof, dirt-proof, and shock-resistant
  • top-mounted controls for play and skip
  • Bose® Connect app:
    • available from iTunes App Store® and Google Play
    • lets you link two SoundLink® Micro speakers for Stereo or Party Mode
    • lets you adjust EQ settings
    • unlocks additional features and updates
  • built-in microphone
    • hands-free conversations with paired smartphone
    • access your paired phone's Siri or Google Assistant™
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 6 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • soft silicone enclosure with tear-resistant silicone strap
  • 4"W x 4"H x 1-9/16"D
  • weight: 10.24 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 783342-0100

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 20" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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More details on the Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Stacey B.

Features & specs

Physical Design
Width 3.9375
Height 1.5625
Depth 3.9375
Weight 0.64
Weather Resistance Waterproof (IPX7)
Color Black
Power and Battery Info
Built-in Battery Y (6 hours)
Charges External Device Via USB No
Runs On AC Power No
Aux Inputs 0
Headphone Jack No
Bluetooth Version And Supported Audio Formats
Bluetooth Version 2.0
aptX No
aptX-HD No
Other Wireless Features
Hands-free Calling Yes
Wi-Fi No
Apple AirPlay No
Stereo Pairing Yes
Unison Pairing (Party Mode) Yes
Driver Details
Tweeter Size 0
Tweeter Type N/A
Midrange Size ---
Midrange Type Cone
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

Product Research


Rugged & Waterproof: Bose used a high-quality silicone material to eliminate as many seams and gaps as possible in order to create a seal around the speaker to protect it against dust and water, plus guard against dents and scratches. The Bose SoundLink Micro is waterproof and splash resistant with a IPX7 and IPX4 rating. You can immerse the speaker in water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 3.2' (1 meter). It can also be used while showering and in the rain or snow. The integrated tear-resistant, silicone strap provides easy transport of the speaker. Simply secure it your backpack, purse, bicycle handlebar, or other object.

Note: Do not submerge this speaker in any pool of water deeper than 3.2' (1 meter). This speaker does not float.

Custom Designed Drivers: The Bose SoundLink Micro portable Bluetooth speaker features a custom-designed transducer and silicone passive radiator that reproduce impressive sound when compared to the overall size of the speaker.

Voice Guided Multi-Device Pairing: Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Bose SoundLink Micro. The SoundLink Micro keeps track of the last eight devices to have paired with it, dropping the least recently used when a new one is paired. It even allows you to keep two Bluetooth source devices connected at once for easier switching between devices (however, it will only receive audio from one device at a time). The Bose SoundLink Micro will automatically re-connect with an already paired Bluetooth source device when it is 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 Micro speaker system. You also get basic playback controls like  Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track from the SoundLink Micro's top-panel buttons. The Bose SoundLink Micro has a range of approximately 30', so you can enjoy your music without wires. 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 Micro also features a built-in mic, so you can use the SoundLink Micro 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 Micro's speaker. You can use the SoundLink Micro's top-panel controls to answer, end, and reject calls. The SoundLink Micro can even access the voice dialing functions of your smartphone and audibly indentify incoming callers (when applicable).

Digital Voice Assistance: The SoundLink Micro'sbuilt-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.

Bose Connect App: The Bose Connect app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) gives you quick access to the key features like the auto-off timer, volume control, and battery readings. Plus, it's the easiest way to manage multiple Bluetooth connected devices. 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 Micro isn't enough, you can use the Bose Connect app to pair two SoundLink Micro speakers together. You can select Party mode to pair two Micro 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 the speaker or the headphone. 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.

Top- and Side-Panel Controls: Top- and side-panel controls include Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Bluetooth Pairing, and a Multi-Function button. The Multi-function button provides Bluetooth music playback functions (such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), as well as Bluetooth hands-free phone functions (such as Voice Control/Digital Assistant Activation, Answer/End/Reject/Mute Call, and Device/Speaker/Call Switch).

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 6 hours of playback time. Using the SoundLink Micro's microUSB input, the included microUSB-to-USB cable, and a USB power source (not supplied) you can charge the built-in battery. It takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge the built-in battery. Each time you power on the speaker, a voice prompt announces the battery level. When the speaker is in use, a voice prompt announces if the battery needs to be charged.

  • 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: The speaker powers off after 20 minutes of inactivity (no sound coming from the speaker) while operating on battery power.
Note: Battery performance varies with the content played and volume level.

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Customer Q&A

20 questions already asked

Where can I find the Bose Connect App?
[ Mike  Apr 13, 2023 ]
1 answer
The Bose connect app can be downloaded to an iPhone or Android smart device and can be found in the app store on those devices. Just open your phone's app store and search for "Bose Connect" and it should be found! I hope this helps Mike!
[ Bo  Apr 13, 2023 ]  Staff
Is this speaker heat resistant such that I can use it in a sauna that will get up to 160 degrees fahrenheit?
[ DANIEL  Nov 28, 2020 ]
1 answer
Wish I could help...but have no idea. Never taken mine into a sauna, steam room or hot tub. Sorry!
[ MARK  Nov 28, 2020 ]
Can it be synced with like speaker?
[ DARRELL  Oct 26, 2020 ]
1 answer
Sorry, I don't know! I use it as a stand alone device!
[ AFZAL  Oct 26, 2020 ]
Can this speaker be used outside in a pergola area and how good would the sound be?
[ bradbw  Sep 22, 2020 ]
3 answers
The sound from this speaker is unmatched! I have a 10×10 canopy that i hang it from and it sounds amazing.
[ brad  Sep 23, 2020 ]
Yes, the sound quality is good!
[ AnneMarie  Sep 22, 2020 ]
Yes and the Sound is great.
[ Luis  Sep 22, 2020 ]
Can you have several speakers connect to the same device?
[ WILLIAM  May 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
Yes you can my Sony speaker my truck blue tooth bose link are to the same device
[ EPIFANIO T  May 24, 2020 ]
Are the plus and minus buttons for volume or tracking?
[ PHILLIP  Apr 05, 2020 ]
4 answers
The + and - are for volume control but the button between them will allow you to skip a song while blue tooth connected.
[ KEVIN  May 20, 2020 ]
Those buttons are for volume.
[ Charmaine  May 19, 2020 ]
For volume. Highly recommend this speaker!
[ FRANCISCO  May 19, 2020 ]
Plus and minus is for volume control.
[ Barry  May 19, 2020 ]
How far from the source will this speaker function?
[ Kasper  Aug 16, 2019 ]
2 answers
About 50 ft
[ EPIFANIO T  May 24, 2020 ]
about 50 feet or so... never have issues
[ JOE  Aug 16, 2019 ]
How does it mount? For example if you use it in the shower.
[ JASON  Aug 15, 2019 ]
5 answers
I would suggest placing on a countertop or shelf in the bathroom outside the shower. There is a wide rubber band on the back that has a hook on one end that allows you to strap it onto something such as a rod. I would check to see if Bose states this speaker can work with direct exposure to water.
[ Michael  Aug 15, 2019 ]
There is a strap on speaker U can strap it around sheer head supply
[ LOUIS  Aug 15, 2019 ]
I have never used it in a shower because I did not think it was designed for it.
[ Satish  Aug 15, 2019 ]
I use it in the shower. The silicone strap will easily mount to the shower head the same as if you were to strap it to a bicycle handle bar.
[ Ted  Aug 15, 2019 ]
It has a Rubber strap on the back
[ MARVIN  Aug 15, 2019 ]
Can I use it in the shower?
[ Dawn  Jun 10, 2019 ]
4 answers
Well it's water proof
[ EPIFANIO T  May 24, 2020 ]
[ JASON  Jun 11, 2019 ]
Yes you can. I use mine in the shower regularly.
[ Ted  Jun 10, 2019 ]
[ RICHARD D.  Jun 10, 2019 ]
What wattage do the speakers output?
[ Jeff  Dec 01, 2018 ]
5 answers
There loud and clear for their size
[ EPIFANIO T  May 24, 2020 ]
Don't know.
[ HARVEY  Dec 06, 2018 ]
Bose does not inform anyone the exact specs of their speakers. Very unfortunate that its proprietary. But I believe BOSE prefer to let the speakers to the talking and not the specifications. Hence why they allow their customers to try them out in the store. an answer to this question.
[ GUALBERTO  Dec 06, 2018 ]
I'm really not sure but the speaker didn't last long charging problems
[ Debra  Dec 06, 2018 ]
Jeff, honest, I am not sure? Sorry.
[ Andrew  Dec 06, 2018 ]
Can these be paired in party or stereo mode with a Bose Soundlink Color 2? Not sure if you can use party mode with two different types of Bose.
[ TINO  Apr 21, 2018 ]
4 answers
Never tried it
[ EPIFANIO T  May 24, 2020 ]
The SoundLink Micro can pair with other compatible Bose Bluetooth speakers but compatibility varies by model. I'm not showing that the SoundLink Color 2 supports "party" or "stereo" connection modes.
[ Ryan  May 02, 2018 ]  Staff
[ RICHARD D.  Apr 30, 2018 ]
I was able to pair my Bose Sound link with a totally different Bluetooth speaker, so I would think you could pair it with another Bose sound link for stereo. Hope this helps....
[ Nino  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Does this have an aux in for non-bluetooth sources?
[ Peter  Sep 27, 2017 ]
1 answer
Bose's new SoundLink Micro speaker does not include a wired auxiliary/3.5mm input; it's designed solely to work wirelessly with Bluetooth audio-streaming devices. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ DAVID  Sep 28, 2017 ]  Staff
Is the app easy to download and navigate?
[ DARRELL  Sep 14, 2020 ]
5 answers
It's pretty intuitive although I rarely use the app.
[ James L.  Sep 15, 2020 ]
Yes, it is not difficult. The speaker is great, especially for its size.
[ Roger  Sep 15, 2020 ]
I found it very simple and self explanatory to download and navigate. Enjoy!
[ robert  Sep 14, 2020 ]
Yes, the app is super easy to use and download. Obviously this is not going to compare to some of the more expensive Wi-Fi, but you can literally take this anywhere and we do. It sounds best when it's sitting flat so that the base can reflect out from underneath. We pop in around from the kitchen, to the backyard, to the shower because it's waterproof and beyond.
[ CRAIG VAN DEN  Sep 14, 2020 ]
Yes it does, if you have multiple Bose product like Revolve speakers or Headphones you can control within the app.
[ BOBBY  Sep 14, 2020 ]
Is there a carrying case for this item?
[ DARRELL  Sep 14, 2020 ]
5 answers
No Who needs it Love
[ Donald  Sep 15, 2020 ]
No carrying case, but you have a strap in the back.
[ HAMBOYAN DENIS  Sep 15, 2020 ]
No, not from Bose. There are many after market cases. This is a awsome speaker! We use it all the easy and convenient
[ Rory  Sep 15, 2020 ]
[ Alberto  Sep 15, 2020 ]
No carrying case included
[ Derek Michael  Sep 14, 2020 ]
What does the USB charging cable go into for charging the device?
[ DARRELL  Sep 13, 2020 ]
5 answers
A regular USB wish is compatible with all samzung phone or LG changer
[ CARLOS  Sep 13, 2020 ]
I'm not sure what you mean; the charging port is micro USB. I have used all kinds of ac adapters like the ones that come with a phone (I can't remember if the speaker comes with its own ac adapter), I've even plugged it into my laptop to charge it.
[ Temptie  Sep 13, 2020 ]
Charges the same way a cell phone does. 5vdc USB charge to speaker.
[ Drew  Sep 13, 2020 ]
see info on Crutchfield Website "Quickstart" page. One end goes into computer or wall charger, the other goes into speaker
[ J. Tyson  Sep 13, 2020 ]
There's a mini plug socket at the top of the speaker. It's not a USB plug. You should have a cable with a USB plug on one end and a mini plug on the other end. The USB goes into a power source that accepts USB.
[ IAN  Sep 13, 2020 ]
do you have a speaker that I can plug in my iPod?
[ Lief  Jan 21, 2018 ]
2 answers
The Bose Soundlink is a great choice for blu=tooth listening, iPod touch, smartphone etc. Great sound, compact unit.
[ DENNIS A.  Jan 30, 2018 ]
If your iPod does not offer built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming, we do have many powered speakers that feature an auxiliary audio input for a physical connection from the iPod's headphone output. For the same price as this Bose model, check out the JBL Flip4: It's been a very popular model and gets great reviews from customers on our website. I hope that helps My bio:
[ Ryan  Jan 26, 2018 ]  Staff
how to get to set up device?
[ Norma  Apr 30, 2021 ]
1 answer
Assuming you have a blue tooth device, it is easy. On my apple products I just open the blue tooth in Settings, push the on button on the Bose and it will link Quite easy actually
[ WILLIAM  Apr 30, 2021 ]
does this fit on a bike?
[ CHRIS  May 05, 2018 ]
5 answers
Yes they will fit standard mountain bike bars and certain road bike handlebars.
[ MICHAEL  May 18, 2018 ]
This speaker has a strong strap on the back should fit around handle bars ok
[ JESSE  May 13, 2018 ]
Yes, A silicon strap can reliable secure it to the handle bar. Use two soundLink micros for stereo. Mountain biking and it never lost it's grip.
[ Thomas  May 13, 2018 ]
I have no idea if there are mounts which would secure it. My daughter uses it in shower.
[ IAN  May 13, 2018 ]
It should fit on the handlebar. Not sure how secure it would be on rough ride though.
[ Linda  May 13, 2018 ]
What is the battery life of the speaker?
[ KYLE  Oct 06, 2017 ]
1 answer
The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 6 hours. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! My bio:
[ DAVID  Oct 15, 2017 ]  Staff

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