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Bose® SoundLink® Revolve Bluetooth® speaker

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Overview

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

Ready for deep, loud, immersive 360° sound from a portable Bluetooth speaker? Then you're ready for the Bose® SoundLink® Revolve. Its tapered cylindrical shape is compact — about the size of a water glass — so it's easy to take just about anywhere. Plus, the SoundLink® Revolve's durable aluminum body is water-resistant, so a little rain or snow won't spoil your fun.

Bose SoundLInk Revolve Bluetooth speaker

The Bose® SoundLink® Revolve is compact enough to fit just about anywhere.

Great sound all around

Ready for deep, loud, immersive 360° sound from a portable Bluetooth speaker? Then you're ready for the Bose® SoundLink® Revolve. Its tapered cylindrical shape is compact — about the size of a water glass — so it's easy to take just about anywhere. Plus, the SoundLink® Revolve's durable aluminum body is water-resistant, so a little rain or snow won't spoil your fun.

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.

Bose SoundLink Revolve

The Bose® Connect app makes setup and operation easy (smartphone not included).

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 12 hours on a full charge.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • 360° sound
  • IPX4-rated water-resistant
  • seamless aluminum body
  • 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
  • built-in microphone for hands-free calls and voice commands
    • acts as an extension of your smartphone's mic for easy access to Siri and Google Assistant
  • stereo minijack input for connecting a portable music player
  • voice prompts simplify Bluetooth pairing process
  • threaded universal mount
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 3-1/4"W x 6"H x 3-1/4"D
  • weight: 1.46 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
Reviews

Bose® SoundLink® Revolve Bluetooth® speaker Reviews

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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 12 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.

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, and 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?

my birthday [ David  Aug 28, 2018 ]
Wanted a wireless speaker for porch use. [ mary  Jul 27, 2018 ]
quality [ Milton Gonzalez  Jan 28, 2018 ]
Great Bose sound. [ A  Dec 31, 2017 ]
long time bose fan [ Victor  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Bose quality is second to none and Larry who helped me worked through the questions I had and this one is the one that fits our needs the best. Appreciate the help for the advisors! [ Bart  Dec 09, 2017 ]
This particular Bose speaker had consistent great reviews. Could not decide between the two Bose Revolve speakers, selected the one that is $100 lower. The only difference was a handle and 12 vs 16 hours playing time on a full charge. The Crutchfield hands on review did not indicate why the other model was priced $100 higher. Wife wanted a bluetooth speaker to use while getting ready. [ OSCAR  Nov 22, 2017 ]
Sound and honorability [ Just42  Sep 20, 2017 ]
great sound, compact size [ Gina  Oct 02, 2018 ]
daughter birthday [ David  Aug 28, 2018 ]
I like the Bose brand and wanted to check this item out to compare vs other bluetooth speakers I have had. Selected lighter color as will be using outdoors (often in sun) and thought the black model might develop heat/temperature issues more quickly. [ Bob  May 03, 2018 ]
For me, Bose has always been on top of sound engineering. I've tried other brands from Bluetooth devices for home use to professional PA speaker for small to medium sized musical venues and always think of Bose as one of the best. [ CARLOS  Jan 02, 2018 ]
reviews [ ric  Jun 04, 2017 ]
I bought one for a gift and they were happy about the quality of the speaker. [ Clementine G.  May 12, 2017 ]
Based on comparing other products this offers the best sound and portability for outside camping and hiking. [ D  May 07, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

I use it when i'm in a different room and have never had issues. I used when cleaning the garage and was about 20+ feet away without any issues. I also have left the phone close and while charging. [ Scott  Sep 06, 2017 ]
I'm sorry but I don't know the answer to your question since I'm always in the same room as the speaker. I will say this. The sound is awesome! I listened to several in a store to compare sounds and this one and the larger version were the best! Highly recommend. [ Joseph  Sep 06, 2017 ]
Don't know ,however if distance an a problem buy two and pair. [ JOHN J  Sep 06, 2017 ]
My speaker is connected to my IPad and it will hold a signal for about 20-25 ft with no obstructions [ TERRY D  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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