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Bose® Music-to-go Package

Includes Bose SoundDock® Portable digital music system, spare battery, and custom travel case

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Our take on the Bose® Music-to-go Package

The Bose® music-to-go package has everything you need to enjoy legendary Bose sound with your iPod just about anywhere you want. The package includes the popular Bose SoundDock® Portable digital music system, which delivers full, natural sound from your player. An extra rechargeable battery ensures you can keep the music going for hours and hours. And everything packs into the convenient travel bag, with interior compartments for the SoundDock Portable, the extra battery, and the system's AC adapter.

There is, simply, nothing on the market that can compare to this system - simply stunning sound!

toskie23, Dayton, OH

What's in the Box:

  • Black portable amplified speaker system/docking station for iPod (with attached rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack)
  • Addition rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
  • Wireless remote control (CR2032 Battery installed)
  • Plastic iPod adapter (installed)
  • AC adapter with a 8' DC output cord (DC output: 20 Volts/2.0A)
  • AC adapter plug
  • Black portable vinyl/nylon bag
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Ger/ Spa/Fre/ Ita/Dut)
  • Battery Instructions
  • Product registration card
  • Bose contact list
  • Letter from Bose
  • AC adapter plug note

Product Highlights:

  • SoundDock Portable digital music system
    • for docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic®, 5th generation iPod nano®, and 2nd generation iPod touch®
    • compatible with iPhone® and iPhone 3G
    • iPod dock rotates into casing for storage
    • automatically charges docked iPod from both battery pack and AC power
    • remote control included
    • minijack auxiliary input
    • AC adapter
    • weight with battery: 5-1/4 lbs.
    • 12-1/8"W x 6-11/16"H x 5-13/16"D
  • additional rechargeable battery
  • portable travel bag
    • vinyl case with padded lining
    • three pockets for accessories
    • pocket for rechargeable battery
    • adjustable shoulder strap
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Bose® Music-to-go Package Reviews

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Overview: The Bose Portable SoundDock is a powered, portable speaker system designed specifically for Apple iPod digital music players. The iPod is docked directly to the unit, allowing you to easily play your music files. The unit's rotating iPod dock folds neatly in place for protection during transit. The Portable SoundDock also features a built-in carry handle to allow for quick and easy transport of this unit. This unit comes with two rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries and a nylon carrying bag.

Audio Features
Power Requirements
Carrying Bag

Audio Features

Proprietary Acoustic Design: The system's patented Waveguide Speaker Technology and powerful neodymium speakers provide efficient and high quality audio reproduction.

Made for iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Portable SoundDock features a hide-away, rotating iPod/iPhone dock in the front of the unit for connecting your iPod/iPhone. The Portable SoundDock is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (Sept. 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text  Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
 mini 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
 nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
5th Y N Y Y N N Y
6th Y N Y Y N N Y
 touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y N N Y
3G Y N Y Y N N Y
4 Y N Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Airplane Mode (for iPhone): In the event of audio interference when you have your iPhone docked, set iPhone to Airplane Mode. You will not be able to receive phone calls in Airplane Mode.

Controls: The Bose Portable SoundDock does not contain any controls on the unit itself. The unit is operated from the supplied IR wireless remote control. In addition to controlling the Sound Dock's volume, the supplied remote control turns your iPod/iPhone on or off and controls basic iPod/iPhone functions, such as Play, Pause, Track Seek and Playlist Select. Your iPod will remain fully functional when connected to this unit so you can still use the iPod/iPhone's click-wheel to control advanced functions of your iPod.

Auxiliary Input: The Portable SoundDock features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input which lets you play other audio sources, such as a portable CD player or other MP3 players through the unit.

Headphones: The headphone output on your iPod is independent of the Dock connector so both the SoundDock and headphones can be used simultaneously, with independent volume control.

Non-Slip Feet: The bottom of the SoundDock features four surface-gripping rubber pads to provide a stable platform on most surfaces.

Power Requirements

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery: The Portable SoundDock operates off of the supplied rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The battery is partially charged out of the box but a full charge is recommended before initial use. It may take up to 10 hours to recharge the battery completely. The Lithium-ion battery provides up to 3 hours of use with the Portable SoundDock set to full volume. You can extend this time significantly by choosing a lower volume. The battery is charged by the supplied AC adaptor. The SoundDock will turn itself off when your iPod is inactive or silent for 10 minutes to prolong battery life.

Note: This system includes an additional rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

Power Supply: The unit can also be powered by the supplied AC adapter. The AC adapter also charges the supplied Lithium-ion battery.

iPod Charger: The SoundDock provides power to charge your iPod from either AC or battery power during operation. iPod charging is suspended when the unit is turned off.

Note: If your iPod has four buttons above the "click wheel" the Portable SoundDock will not charge the iPod.

Carrying Bag

Black Nylon Carrying Bag: The Bose SoundDock Portable black nylon bag is custom designed to fit the Bose SoundDock Portable digital music system. The nylon bag features a vinyl flap with a magnetic latch and features a padded lining to secure and protect your Bose SoundDock Portable unit. In addition to the bag's main compartment, the black nylon bag three additional pockets and one secure pouch for storing the SoundDock Portable's power supply, remote control, additional battery and your iPod. The bag also features and adjustable, padded shoulder strap for added comfort and convenience.

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