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Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker (Orange with purple strap)

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Overview

Our take on the Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® 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.

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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
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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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Reviews

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(24 Reviews)

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Anonymous from Ponce, PR on 2/19/2018

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Excellent product.

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Fred from Springfield, IL on 2/16/2018

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This speaker is unbelievable I don't know how Bose does it is such a small package the sound is awesome great piece.

Pros: Connects quickly to my IPhone and the sound is awsome

Cons: None

Great portable water resistant speaker

Darin from Jackson, WY on 2/1/2018

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Love this little speaker! Much better base than I expected, and it was easy to link up. I'd like to link a couple together next!

Pros: Good base, affordable

Cons: None yet!

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

JEFFREY from Cedar Rapids, IA on 1/30/2018

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Small speaker, Big Sound, great price for Bose Product and even better value.

Pros: Great for travel....

Cons: None

Bose SoundLink, Wow!!!

Dennis from Napa, CA on 1/28/2018

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This is the second Soundlink I have purchased. Having the stereo effect is fantastic, you can have your music anywhere as long as you have blu-tooth. The units are so small but pack a big sound! This is a must for anyone that wants their music anywhere.

Pros: Small with great sound!

Cons: None, Bose nailed this one.

Great sound

Karlis from Van Dyne, WI on 1/11/2018

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Amazing speaker for the price. Great sound can easily take it anywhere

Pros: Great value great sound very portable

Cons: None

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Anonymous from Williamsburg, IA on 1/11/2018

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Compact and sounds very good. Seems very sturdy when handling it.

Pros: Small and great sound

Cons: A little pricey

Excellent sound. Easy to carry.

Ruth from Bay Area, CA on 1/11/2018

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Great speaker. I have other Bose products and this speaker has the same excellent quality.

Pros: Portable. Good quality

Cons: Didn't come with a written manual. I had to call Bose and they told me how to download it.

GREAT LITTLE SPEAKER

Sunny B from Bartlett, TN on 1/9/2018

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VERY NICE LITTLE SPEAKER WITH A VERY LARGE SOUND, AND BOSE IS ALWAYS THE BEST , I OWN SEVERAL BOSE ITEMS , SOME FOR A VERY LONG TIME, ALL STILL WORKS GREAT

Pros: NICE SIZE , GREAT SOUND, WATER PROOF CAN USE AROUND HOT TUB AND POOL

Cons: NO CONS

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Christian from Royal Oak, MI on 1/9/2018

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I bought it for my wife, because she loves to hear long hair music while gardening. This speaker fits the bill..It is waterproof. It sounds like a lot bigger speaker than it is. She loves it.

Pros: Love it!

Cons: no cons

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Anonymous from Westville, NJ on 1/8/2018

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sounds ,great

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Betsy from Missouri on 1/6/2018

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It was louder than I thought it was going to be great speaker to take anywhere I would recommend this speaker to buy

Pros: Great speaker loud

Cons: I thought I was going to be able to put on my motorcycle

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Joseph from North Hills, CA on 1/4/2018

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Great sound for a small speaker bose quality

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Power in a small package

linda from Pembroke Pnes, FL on 1/3/2018

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Amazing sound in a little package! Easy to pair, compact size and great sound with plenty of base. This little speaker is great for travel or to the park.

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Clean and clear

jim from Edgerton, MO on 1/1/2018

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The sound is great. It seems to lack top end power.

Pros: clear and crisp sound like we expect from bose

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So much sound from such a small speaker

Marvin from Angier, NC on 12/30/2017

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Great portable speakers and the sound is unbelievable! One sounds great by itself but two paired are even better! The band to attach them to items is ingenious!

Pros: The strap is great and the sound

Cons: No complaints.

great little speaker

Bernard from Bethesda, MD on 12/22/2017

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I really like both the sound and the portability of this small speaker. I take it from room to room in the house, on my patio and even in my kayak.

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Anonymous from Nicollet, MN on 11/30/2017

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The sound is very good at high and low levels.

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Casey from Hilo, HI on 11/22/2017

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Small and convenient portable speaker with powerful sound. Can't go wrong.

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Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Anonymous from Hickory, NC on 10/29/2017

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Love the sound and the size of the unit. It is very compact and easy to pack. It stays charged a long time as well. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a portable speaker.

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Bose Soundlink Micro portable

Mark from Anaheim, CA on 10/21/2017

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It does what I thought it would do - being BOSE though - It was nothing special, and a little disappointed in that it didn't rise above a normal tiny speaker

Pros: nice idea to have a bluetooth connection - walk around without the home devise needing to be wired up

Cons: nothing special about it being BOSE On/off switch is a mystery at times

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Tim from Rocky River, OH on 10/9/2017

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Great sound as all Bose products have. My friends are surprised at the volume this little box can achieve. It fits well on my motorcycle handlebar and I'm considering purchasing a second one so I can pair them and improve the sound even more while riding my Harley Davidson. The portability is nice also.

Pros: Small footprint, portability

Cons: The black silicone cover shows lint and dust. It does come in different colors so that should be considered.

Great sound from a small speaker

Dean from Clifton Park, NY on 10/9/2017

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I bring this everywhere I go! Great sound from a small speaker. Another fantastic Bose product.

Pros: Size, sound

Cons: None

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Anonymous from Mercer Island, WA on 9/24/2017

it's cute and sounds good for it's class. I also have the soundcolor and I like that one better for the power. I got this one for travel and to use with the ipad.

Pros: size,soft

Cons: overall power

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Features and Specs

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

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Features

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's built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone on your Apple iPhone 4S and newer or compatible Android smartphone, so you can access Siri & Android's digital voice assistant (like Google Now).

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.

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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Why did you buy this?

Simple BOSE quality [ Keith  Feb 08, 2018 ]
Quality of Bose products [ David  Dec 30, 2017 ]
I chose this because it produces excellent sound notwithstanding a very small size. [ Peter  Dec 29, 2017 ]
got echo dot for Christmas wanted better speaker [ james  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Bose trademark and quality [ Rafael  Dec 28, 2017 ]
I love Crutchfield and I love bose products [ JOSE A  Dec 21, 2017 ]
Bose is always good! [ Kelly  Dec 18, 2017 ]
Sound and it's my favorite brand [ Nicanor  Dec 17, 2017 ]
Christmas gift. [ stacy  Dec 15, 2017 ]
I need it in my life [ Von  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Because it's what my wife wanted for my daughter [ Philip L.  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Bose quality. [ CASEY K  Nov 09, 2017 ]
I always know what to expect from Bose products. pair that with crutchfields exceptional selection and second to none customer service, how can you go wrong. [ brad  Nov 04, 2017 ]
Small, good reviews [ Francis  Feb 05, 2018 ]
I just do Happy with my Bose products [ M  Dec 23, 2017 ]
Trusted name [ Vickie  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Size, waterproof, read good reviews. [ Luke  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Bought this speaker for two reason. First and foremost is for my son who loves to listen to his music while working on projects in his personal space. This speaker will provide him with far better sound than his tablet, and if he drops it or spills on it, it should be just fine. Secondly is for when we travel as a family, we will now have a good source of sound for our music no matter where we are, even if it is floating in a pool, or kayaking in the ocean. [ DOUGLAS  Nov 04, 2017 ]
have used Bose home bookshelf speakers in past and was impressed with performance and quality. [ Tracy  Feb 02, 2018 ]
I own one already and wanted a set to play back in stereo. [ Gene  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Christmas present for my wife. for her new office position. So proud of her [ RAMONE  Dec 19, 2017 ]
I already have a customer ID number with Crutchfield I did not see anywhere in the process that allowed me to enter this information. 9C241-18901411 [ Michael H.  Dec 15, 2017 ]
Brand reputation and small size. [ Barry  Oct 31, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

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! [ Larry  Sep 28, 2017 ]  Staff
The Bose Soundlink is a great choice for blu=tooth listening, iPod touch, smartphone etc. Great sound, compact unit. [ DENNIS  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: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_109FLIP4BK/item.html It's been a very popular model and gets great reviews from customers on our website. I hope that helps My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan  Jan 26, 2018 ]  Staff
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: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Larry [ Larry  Oct 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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