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Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system

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Our take on the Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system

With the Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system, you can listen to the digital music stored on your computer in just about any room of your home. The system includes a USB key that plugs into your PC, along with along with a portable speaker that delivers warm, rich sound and features a wireless range of up to 60 feet.

With the Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system, you can listen to the digital music stored on your computer in just about any room of your home. The system includes a USB key that plugs into your PC, along with along with a portable speaker that delivers warm, rich sound and features a wireless range of up to 60 feet.

Great sound from a compact system
Bose waveguide speaker technology efficiently uses the cabinet's interior to enhance the low frequencies for fuller sound. A built-in handle makes the speaker easy to carry from room to room. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you hours of non-stop music, or use the system's AC power adapter for even longer listening sessions.

Simple setup
Just plug the included USB key into your computer — there's no software to install. The key accesses music stored in your PC or Mac's digital library and wirelessly transmits it to the system's portable speaker. The included remote lets you play, pause and skip songs, as well as control volume.

Compatible with online and offline digital music sources
What kind of files can you listen to? Basically, if your computer can play it, you can enjoy it through the SoundLink®. The system is compatible with iTunes® and Windows Media Player. You're not limited to just your stored songs, either. You can also stream Internet radio, and even enjoy the online music services you can access from your computer, such as Pandora® or Napster®.

Product Highlights:

  • streams music wirelessly from your computer for playback through portable speaker system
  • portable speaker system
    • two neodymium drivers use waveguide technology to deliver rich sound from compact system
    • receives wireless music signals from USB key
    • auxiliary input
    • a minimum of three hours operation with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • touch-sensitive volume controls
    • AC power supply
    • built-in carry handle
    • weight: 5.23 lbs.
    • 12-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 4-1/8"D
  • USB key
    • streams audio from your PC to the speaker system
    • compatible with all Windows® and Mac operating systems
  • wireless range: up to 60 feet
  • plays music stored in connected computer
  • plays Internet radio stations streamed through computer
  • compatible with Pandora®, Napster® and other online music services
  • broadband connection recommended for Internet radio
  • remote control
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • SoundLink wireless music system
  • AC power adapter with attached 8' DC cord (20V/1.5A)
  • AC plug adapter
  • Remote control (with installed CR3025 3V Lithium battery)
  • SoundLink USB key
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Warranty Information
  • Bose Personal Audio Products brochure
  • FCC compliant note
  • AC plug insertion diagram
  • "Our Commitment To You" sheet
  • Bose Customer Service Contact Information

Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system

A Saxena from Cockeysville, MD on 2/3/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent Quality sound, before buying this I tried so many option Sony/Philips but really there is no competion. Bose is souly a winner. You can hook up the whole thing in second and it starts right away. I like that soundkey but even you can connect your IPhone/iTouch or any mobile phone to this in seconds.



Bose® SoundLink® wireless music system

Jim from Buffalo, NY on 10/25/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Bose speaker's manual dwells more on how to protect the battery and extend its life than connecting it to your computer. Had to call Bose directly to find out how to disconnect the bose speaker and get sound to return to the computer. You have to disconnect the Soundlink USB from your computer to have sound return to your computer. Although the remote increases and decreases the sound and activates the speaker, the owners manual could give more insight on what the other buttons do. The bottom line is- it works well, has good streaming sound, it is loud if you so choose to make it, and I am completely satisfied with it and give it a five thumbs up.




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Overview: The Bose SoundLink Wireless Music System allows you to enjoy digital music and Internet radio from your computer in and around your home. The Bose SoundLink offers easy setup with no wires or additional software - just plug the included USB key into your computer so it can communicate with the SoundLink. The SoundLink Wireless Music System utilizes waveguide speaker technology for lifelike sound performance. The Bose SoundLink can be moved from room-to-room thanks to it's built-in handle and rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Note: The SoundLink system works with any Mac or PC, on any operating system, as long as the computer has an available USB port.

Wireless Link: The SoundLink system has its own dedicated wireless link and will not interfere with any existing wireless network or phones. You do not need an existing wireless network. The included USB key plugs into your computer's USB type-A port and wirelessly sends audio to the Bose SoundLink system, up to 60 feet away in a typical home.

Waveguide Speaker Technology: Waveguide speaker technology helps enable full-bodied sound, especially in the lower registers, for more natural-sounding bass and percussion instruments.

Bose Digital Signal Processing: Bose digital signal processing circuitry enables finer control over the sound for more consistent, lifelike music reproduction even at low volume levels.

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery: The installed rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 3-hours of playback time. The lithium-ion battery charges whenever the system is plugged into a wall outlet with the included power cord.

Note: The included lithium-ion battery is replaceable; go to for replacement.

Built-In Carry Handle: The system's built-in carry handle allows quick, easy transport from place to place, even outdoors (not weather resistant).

Auxiliary Input: The Bose SoundLink is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for playing an MP3 player or DVD/CD player through the system.

Touch-Sensitive Controls: The Bose SoundLink Wireless Music System features touch-sensitive volume control buttons that are located on the side of the unit to raise and lower the system's volume.

Remote Control:The supplied wireless RF remote control operates power and volume, and can also play/pause and skip tracks within a playlist from almost anywhere in the room. The included remote operates off of a single CR2032 Lithium-cell 3-volt battery (installed).

Note: The SoundLink's wireless remote does not control any device plugged into the system's Auxiliary input.

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