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Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ Bluetooth® speaker

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Our take on the Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ Bluetooth® speaker

The Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ Bluetooth® speaker may look compact, but its sound is anything but. You'll experience deep, full sound in an immersive 360° soundfield. This slender, tapered speaker has an easy-grab handle for convenient portability. And its durable aluminum body is water-resistant, so a poolside splash or a sudden shower won't hurt it.

Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker

The integrated handle makes the Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ easy to take along.

Big, brawny 360° sound

The Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ Bluetooth® speaker may look compact, but its sound is anything but. You'll experience deep, full sound in an immersive 360° soundfield. This slender, tapered speaker has an easy-grab handle for convenient portability. And its durable aluminum body is water-resistant, so a poolside splash or a sudden shower won't hurt it.

Bose Connect app

Download the free Bose® Connect app to your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet and turn your device into a remote for the SoundLink® Revolve+.

With the Connect app, you can pair two SoundLink® Revolve+ speakers. They can play two-channel stereo, or you can have them both play simultaneously for double the volume.

And you can pair two devices to your SoundLink® Revolve+ at the same time. So you and a friend can take turns playing tunes through the speaker and keep the music flowing.

Simple setup and control

Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing process, making setup fast and painless. Thanks to built-in NFC (Near Field Communication), you can pair a compatible device just by touching it to the SoundLink® Revolve+. The speaker also has top-mounted indented control buttons. So you can control it without touching your smartphone.

Simple charging

The SoundLink® Revolve+ comes with a USB recharging cable — just plug it into your computer or USB wall adapter. Or you can use the SoundLink® Revolve+ charge cradle (available separately). The built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 16 hours on a full charge.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • IPX4-rated water-resistant
  • seamless aluminum body with easy grab handle
  • Bose® Connect app:
    • free download from Apple® iTunes App store and Google Play™
    • volume control
    • pair two SoundLink® Revolve+ speakers for stereo or simultaneous play
    • access future software updates
  • can simultaneously pair with up to 2 devices
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch pairing with compatible devices
  • built-in microphone for hands-free calls and voice commands
    • easy access to Siri and the Google Assistant
  • stereo minijack input for connecting a portable music player
  • voice prompts simplify Bluetooth pairing process
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 4-1/8"W x 7-1/4"H x 4-1/8"D
  • weight: 2 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • USB/AC power adapter
  • 40" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

Amazing sound! I can't believe the sound I get from such a small speaker. Fills a room or even smaller yard. The base does sound better when placed on floor or lower surface as apposed to a table top. Great buy highly recommend

Christine, Sayreville, NJ

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

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Features

360° Full-Range Sound: The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ utilizes a highly efficient transducer for full-range sound, dual-passive radiators for deep lows with no unwanted vibrations, a pressure trap to eliminate any imperfect noise to keep the sound smooth, and an acoustic deflector for an omni-directional experience. All this adds up to true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage.

Water & Bump Resistant: SoundLink Revolve+'s water-resistant design means you can use it more places without worrying; like at the pool, in the bathroom, or by the kitchen sink. With extensive testing and an IPX4 rating, Bose has ensured the speaker will long outlast an accidental showering of water. Thanks to its soft-material exterior, you don't even need to worry about knocking it over, tossing it in  your bag, or sitting it down a little harder than you meant to.

Note: The SoundLink Revolve+ is water-resistant, but not waterproof. The speaker should not be submerged in water.

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 Revolve+. The SoundLink Revolve+ 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 Revolve+ will automatically re-connect with an already paired Bluetooth source device when it is in wireless range (up to 30'). Your Bluetooth-enable devices can be paired either via SSP or NFC.

  • SSP (Simple Secure Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), the SoundLink Revolve+ will search for the nearest Bluetooth-enabled devices to pair with; without the need for complicated pin-codes.
  • NFC (Near Field Communication): The Bose Revolve+ supports NFC pairing. NFC is a technology that enables Bluetooth devices (such as Android) to establish wireless communication with each other by simply tapping the devices together.

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 Revolve+ speaker system. You also get basic playback controls like Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, and Previous/Next Track from the SoundLink Revolve+'s top-panel buttons. The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ has a range of approximately 30', so you can enjoy your music without wires.

Note: 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 Revolve+ also features a built-in mic, so you can use the SoundLink Revolve+ 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 Revolve+'s speaker. You can use the SoundLink Revolve+'s top-panel controls to answer, end, and reject calls. The SoundLink Revolve+ can even access the voice dialing functions of your smartphone and audibly indentify incoming callers (when applicable).

Digital Voice Assistance: The SoundLink Revolve+'s built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone on your Apple iPhone 4S-up 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 Revolve+ isn't enough, you can use the Bose Connect app to pair two SoundLink Revolve+ speakers together. You can select Party mode to pair two Revolve+ speakers together for double the sound. You can select Stereo Mode to naturally separate and spread the sound across an immersive stereo soundstage.

Aux Input: The SoundLink Revolve+ has a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a external portable audio source other than your Bluetooth-enabled source device.

Top-Panel Controls: Top-panel controls include Power, Pairing, Input, Volume, & Multi-function. 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).

Placement Options: Place it in the center of the room and everyone gets the same experience. Or, set it near a wall and sound will radiate and reflect around the room, immersing you and your guests. A 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the bottom of the speaker lets you attach the SoundLink Revolve+ to just about any tripod (sold separately).

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 16 hours of playback time. Using the SoundLink Revolve+'s microUSB input, the included microUSB-to-USB cable, and the supplied USB/AC power adapter you can charge the built-in battery. It takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge the built-in battery.

  • 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 30 minutes of inactivity (no sound coming from the speaker) while operating on battery power.

Carry Handle: A flexible fabric handle makes the SoundLink Revolve+ speaker easy to move and carry from room to room.

Optional Charging Cradle: An optional charging cradle (018RVLVECC, sold separately) keeps the SoundLink Revolve+ charged and ready. It's a convenient home base for your speaker so you can play your music while it charges. Just plug the wall charger and microUSB-to-USB cable included with the speaker into the cradle.

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Why did you buy this?

Because it is BOSE [ Mykolas  Jul 15, 2018 ]
to know when it was delivered [ Neal  Jul 13, 2018 ]
bose reputation [ Mr.  Jul 12, 2018 ]
Because Bose is an awesome brand, I have the ear buds and they are great, hoping this is just as good. The good reviews on this item was my deciding factor for my purchase. And I love Crutchfield!! [ Jill  Jun 26, 2018 ]
Fathers day [ Heather  Jun 14, 2018 ]
Was looking at this for awhile and when it went on sale bought it. From months of reviews and comparison shopping this clearly had the best sound in this price range. [ Kim  May 09, 2018 ]
Upgrading for a better sound [ MAURICIO  Apr 14, 2018 ]
I HAVE ALWAYS HAD GREAT CONFIDENCE IN BOSE PRODUCTS, MY FIRST PURCHASE WAS THE CD WAVE RADIO SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND WITH ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY I AM SURE I WILL BE EVEN MORE IMPRESSED THANK YOU BOSE !! [ BARRY  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Prefer Bose for this type of audio equipment. Also like the handle for portability. [ Carroll  Dec 05, 2017 ]
A very convenient companion anywhere i go and the sound Awesome [ Santiago  Sep 29, 2017 ]
Bose came up with a great idea, to have 360 sound. I will say right now soundLink Revolve is the best Bluetooth speaker on the market to day. Then you add to that, you can operate it in the rain and you can add a tripod to it Also I have purchased other Bose products and have had no problems with them.. [ JOHN  Aug 23, 2017 ]
Sound Quality [ Devon  Jul 14, 2017 ]
For vacation [ mychal  Jun 26, 2017 ]
I've always liked Bose products and this one got good reviews [ DEAN  Jun 19, 2017 ]
Have had good experience with Bose products in past. Like how simple they are to use. Tired of complex electronics that no one can work but the owner. [ QUIET WORLD  Jun 18, 2017 ]
History of Bose quality products [ Andre  Jun 15, 2017 ]
Great sound from such a small speaker!! [ Kevin  Jun 03, 2017 ]
Trying something new [ gregory  Apr 18, 2017 ]
Quality sound. [ Brandon  Jun 27, 2018 ]
Received delivery of my first speaker yesterday. So happy with it, I purchased a 2nd one. [ L  Jun 14, 2018 ]
I bought this because really positive previous experience with the Bose brand. It had the features I wanted, and lots of positive reviews. [ T  Apr 15, 2018 ]
Yes [ matilde  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Had a similar bose product and loved the fidelity [ Steven  Aug 31, 2017 ]
Experience with Bose products. [ Michael  Aug 20, 2017 ]
Seems like it would be the ideal speaker for me. Looks very smart [ Doyle W.  Jul 17, 2017 ]
I have several Bose products and they are proven to be reliable and the sound is awesome too [ RICKY  Jul 08, 2017 ]
Bose is a trusted brand. Watched some great reviews. Crutchfield had great reviews as well. [ Adam  Jul 08, 2017 ]
1) Best reviews for a full sound bluetooth speaker 2) Handle makes it convenient to hang from a bimini top while sailing / boating 3) Would have liked it to be waterproof, but the review videos show a hose pouring over the speaker and it never stopped playing music. [ Nancy  Jun 27, 2017 ]
My choice of speakers has always been Bose. [ James  Jun 25, 2017 ]
Excellent sound for a small wireless device [ Patrick  Jun 13, 2017 ]

9 questions already asked

I mean the sound is solid for its size. Works perfect with the mac or iphone. I don't even turn it up much and the base is impressive. Definitely well built. Best part of it is actually the bucket handle, I could hang it by my pinkie and move it from place to place while picking up other stuff. Its definitely worth the it. [ IKENNA  Jul 03, 2018 ]
We love this little Bluetooth speaker! The sound is amazing and it connects easily to the entire family's phones. I have a Samsung Android, and my wife and 2 teenagers have I phones - they all connect very easily. It has great battery life, is aesthetically pleasing, and overall a great product! We've had lots of Bose products over the years, and almost always go with their electronics! Take care and enjoy! [ Malcolm  Jun 15, 2018 ]
Not sure about iMac but it works great with my iPhone and my iPad. [ Steve  Jun 15, 2018 ]
Yes! Easy integration/pairing for iPad, MacBook Air and iPhone. [ Todd  Jun 15, 2018 ]
I'm not sure but i don't believe so. The device appears to be a one piece non serviceable unit. [ Kyle  Aug 23, 2017 ]
I've used it outdoors very successfully. It has a BIG sound and also connects really well from the source. I don't hesitate to recommend it. SK [ SALLEY L  Jun 09, 2017 ]
IMO you would need two of these cover this open area. Yes they can be paired/linked with any other Bose Soundlink compatible device to my knowledge. Hope this helps. [ Kevin  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Hi James. I use mine in an auto shop that is about 80' x 80' and even with the air compressors on and techs using power tools all day people complain that the speaker is too loud lol. So it should handle not only your decks but most likely your entire yard. Hope this was useful Kyle S. [ Kyle  Jun 07, 2017 ]
Very good speaker that handles outdoors well, requires no cables that's the beauty of them. You can pair a max of two speakers, that could be used as L or R, or both in stereo mode. I think this should work for your situation, but everyone's music requirements are different. [ Ken  Jun 07, 2017 ]
I use mine on my boat dock of similar size and it works great. And yes you can pair two units in stereo mode or what they call party mode. [ Phil  Jun 07, 2017 ]
I think you will be happy with sound coverage for that area. We have a similar size patio area and we rarely turn the volume past 3/4. From what I understand you can pair two at the same time as well for stereo [ Todd  Jun 07, 2017 ]
Not included in the box. Is a thin rectangle with fold out USA outlet prongs. USB cable detaches from the charge to provide additional options for charging. [ Todd  May 01, 2017 ]
Yes [ James  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Absolutely. I keep mine in the charging cradle full time, playing music all day. Grab and go when you're ready and battery at 100%. [ Buck  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Yes [ Michael  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Yes, No problem. [ randal  Jul 25, 2017 ]
YES, I LOVE IT THE WAY IT SOUND . [ Gurjeet  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Yes! [ CLAUDE G  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Yes. [ Dan  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Yes, it sure will - personally I purchased two of them and love the "party" mode [ Keith  Jul 25, 2017 ]
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