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Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system
for iPod® and iPhone® (Gloss White)
Item # 018SNDKPOW | MFR # 43091
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
The Bose SoundDock® Portable digital music system lets you enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone just about anywhere. This compact speaker system gives you full, natural sound in an easy-to-carry design. Just swivel out the built-in dock, put in your iPod, and you're ready to listen. A tuned port on the back helps reinforce the bass frequencies and doubles as a convenient handle.
You can control both your iPod and the SoundDock® Portable system with the provided credit card-sized remote. Change, skip or pause songs and adjust the volume. The included rechargeable battery pack gives you up to three hours of operation. And the system automatically recharges your docked iPod, using battery or AC power.
Best Portable Speaker Ever! bose discontinued this speaker but this speaker out sounds any other portable speaker. In sound ...and loudness!
Anonymous, San Juan, Puerto Rico
What's in the Box:
- White portable amplified speaker system/docking station for iPod with attached 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
- Owner's Guide (English/German/ Spanish/French/ Italian/Dutch)
- Product registration card
- Bose contact list
- Letter from Bose
- AC adapter plug note
- for docking iPods, including 120GB iPod classic, 2nd generation iPod touch, and curved screen iPod nano
- compatible with iPhone
- 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
- up to three hours operation from removable rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
- weight with battery: 5-1/4 lbs.
- 12-1/16"W x 6-3/4"H x 4-1/16"D (with dock open)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system 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.
Proprietary Acoustic Design: The system's patented Waveguide Speaker Technology and powerful neodymium speakers provide efficient and high quality audio reproduction.
iPod Compatibility: The Portable SoundDock features a hide-away, rotating iPod dock in the front of the unit for connecting your iPod. The unit works with any iPod with a Click Wheel; these include the nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generations), mini (1st/2nd generation), photo (4th generation), video (5th generation), and classic (80/120/160GB) models. This unit also supports the iPod touch (1st/2nd generation).
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 on or off and controls basic iPod 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'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.
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.
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. The unit supports charging of the following iPods: nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generations), mini (1st/2nd generation), photo (4th generation), video (5th generation), classic (80/120/160GB), and iPod touch (1st/2nd generation) models. 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.
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.
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3 questions already asked
This unit does not feature Bluetooth connectivity. The Portable SoundDock does features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input which lets you play other audio sources, such as your PC. [ Jeff Dec 18, 2013 ] Staff
The dock connector on this unit will not work with the S4. However, the Portable SoundDock features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input which lets you play other audio sources, such your S4. [ Jeff Dec 16, 2013 ] Staff
I have never used I tunes radio. I love the sound dock! [ BRIAN PAUL Dec 12, 2013 ]
I use mine only with an ipod, and it will play what ever the ipod will play. [ ART Dec 11, 2013 ]
Yes it does...I have an iPhone 5 so you need an adapter to plung in. Great product..even use in my car with my iPhone. [ JAMES P Dec 11, 2013 ]