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Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II

(Polar White)

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Overview

Our take on the Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II

“Awesome!” “Amazing!” “Fantastic sound!” Our customers raved about the original Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker. They should find even more to like in the updated Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II. It puts out a big, bold sound and comes in a variety of fun colors. And it's water-resistant, so you can enjoy music anywhere from the ski slopes to the beach. The soft silicone exterior of the SoundLink® Color II makes it easy to hold, as well as protecting it from dings and jolts.

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Color II speaker

Its compact size and soft-touch silicone exterior makes the SoundLink® Color II easy to take anywhere.

Bold colors, bold sound

“Awesome!” “Amazing!” “Fantastic sound!” Our customers raved about the original Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker. They should find even more to like in the updated Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® speaker II. It puts out a big, bold sound and comes in a variety of fun colors. And it's water-resistant, so you can enjoy music anywhere from the ski slopes to the beach. The soft silicone exterior of the SoundLink® Color II makes it easy to hold, as well as protecting it from dings and jolts.

Simple setup and control

Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing process, making the SoundLink® Color II just about the easiest Bluetooth speaker to use. 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® Color II. Not only can you adjust the volume remotely, but the app unlocks additional features you can use with your speaker. And it keeps you apprised of the latest updates for your SoundLink® Color II.

Simple charging

The SoundLink® Color II comes with a USB recharging cable — just plug it into your computer. The built-in rechargeable batteries deliver up to 8 hours on a full charge.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • water-resistant
  • soft-touch silicone exterior
  • Bose® Connect app:
    • free download from Apple® iTunes App store and Google Play™
    • volume control
    • unlock additional feature
    • access future software updates
  • stereo minijack input for connecting a portable music player
  • voice prompts simplify Bluetooth pairing process
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 5"W x 5-1/8"H x 2-1/16"D
  • weight: 1.25 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 40" USB charging cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Bose Support Contact Information

Impressive bass from such a small unit. Fantastic battery life. This is my second Soundlink II. I got it so I can pair it and have stereo! Even better.

Tom, West Bend, WI

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

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Features

Rugged, Water-Resistant Design: The SoundLink Color II features a durable soft-touch silicone exterior and a water-resistant IPX4 rating. Its rounded, compact shape fits easily into your bag or backpack. What's more, you can choose the speaker that best matches you with one of four colors - Aquatic Blue, Coral Red, Polar White or Soft Black.

Passive Radiator Design: The Bose SoundLink Color II portable Bluetooth speaker utilizes dual opposing passive radiators that pump out a lot of sound. 

Voice Guided Pairing: Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Bose SoundLink Color II. The SoundLink Color II keeps track of the last eight devices to have paired and connected with it, dropping the least recently used when a new one is paired. Your Bluetooth-enable devices can be paired either via SSP or NFC.

  • SSP (Simple Secure Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), the SoundLink Color II will search for and connects to the two most recently connected active Bluetooth-enabled devices. However, it will only receive audio from one device at a time.
  • Near Field Communication (NFC): The Bose SoundLink Color II supports NFC pairing. NFC is a technology that enables Bluetooth devices to establish wireless communication with each other by simply tapping the devices together.
Note: Once paired, the Bose SoundLink Color II will automatically re-connect with your Bluetooth source device when 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 Color II. You also get basic playback controls - like Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, and Previous/Next Track from the SoundLink Color II's top-panel buttons. The Bose SoundLink Color II 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 Color II also features a built-in mic, so you can use the SoundLink Color II 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 SoundLink Color II's speaker. You can use the SoundLink Color II's top-panel controls to answer, end, and reject calls. The SoundLink Color II can even access the voice dialing functions of your smartphone and audibly indentify incoming callers (when applicable).

Digital Voice Assistance: The SoundLink Color II's built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone in your Apple iPhone 4S or newer, or compatible Android smartphone, so you can access Siri & Android's digital voice assistant.

Bose Connect App: With the free Bose Connect app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.3+, you can manage all of your connected Bluetooth source devices with an intuitive graphic interface that lets you switch between devices whenever you want. From the app you'll also receive software updates, product tips, and be able to personalize settings.

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

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 8 hours of playback time. Using the SoundLink Color II's microUSB and included microUSB-to-USB cable, you can charge the battery from a free USB port on your computer or a USB-AC power adapter (sold separately). It takes approximately 3 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: Your speaker powers off after 30 minutes of inactivity (no sound coming from your speaker) while operating on battery power.
Note: Use a 1000mA power source for the best charging experience. Using a power source with less than 1000mA may result in a slower charging time and you may not be able to charge while playing audio.

Placement Options: For optimal performance, place the back of the Bluetooth speaker near, but not directly against a wall. Bass response decreases as you move your speaker away from a wall. You should keep other wireless equipment at least 3'away from the speaker to prevent interference.

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Why did you buy this?

The name Bose and recommended by Travis [ DOUGLAS  Aug 08, 2018 ]
I know Bose to have quality products and it had 5 stars [ Joseph  Jul 07, 2018 ]
Bose name and the reviews. [ Bob  Jun 12, 2018 ]
The Bose reputation is excellent. [ Wade  Jun 02, 2018 ]
i like this machine, like all the others i have ordered over the years. does it come with a warranty? [ KAREN G  May 02, 2018 ]
Bose value [ Lucian  Mar 11, 2018 ]
I heard they have the best sound ever [ Gina  Mar 01, 2018 ]
Crutchfield service alter the sale is the best! [ DANIEL S  Dec 18, 2017 ]
Good sound, nice bass. [ Kimberly  Dec 07, 2017 ]
I have one which works well and sounds good. [ Robert  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Good reviews and Bose reputation. [ John  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Longer battery life and durability [ Jodi  Oct 14, 2017 ]
Good reviews and perfect size for a dorm room. [ Spiro  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Friend had gotten it and it was pretty impressive for such a small speaker so I got one. [ K  Jul 24, 2017 ]
For job site listening. [ Randy  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Needed a quality portable speaker for vacation. [ Claudia  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Only color that I liked. [ Malinda  Jul 01, 2017 ]
Sounds great from a small package [ Norman  Jun 25, 2017 ]
We have a Bose speaker (it is great) and thought it would be a good gift for a friend, [ Richard  Jun 19, 2017 ]
Reputation of Bose. Reviews about sound quality. [ Susan  Jun 18, 2017 ]
Bose excellent reputation for quality [ Dwight Alden  Apr 29, 2017 ]
needed blue tooth for my mac [ floyd  Apr 21, 2017 ]
Bose reputation [ DENNIS  Apr 03, 2017 ]
I chose this item because it's what my granddaughter asked for and I know Bose makes very good products! [ DAVID  Mar 25, 2017 ]
Just Liked the Soft Black [ Theresa  Mar 03, 2017 ]
I have a Bose speaker on my bedroom. I love the sound. I wanted a new one for my terrace. This one has a reasonable price for the awesome sound and its portable so I can move it to the terrace when needed and storage it safely inside de house. [ Karen  Feb 11, 2017 ]
Because of the reviews , I like Bose products and my prior positive experiences with Crutchfield. Also because I had points rewards [ Laurie  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Bose quality. [ Robert  Dec 27, 2016 ]
it complemented my son's IPhone to play music and voice. [ Michael  Dec 26, 2016 ]
it's a gift [ Camille  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Nice present for my son in law. Nice sound of Bose. [ Roberto  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Needed another remote speaker [ Jay  Dec 15, 2016 ]
I have one and purchased this one for my wife. [ STEVEN  Dec 14, 2016 ]
My two daughters each have one and enjoy it. This one is for my wife. Black was chosen to be different from daughters' so they don't claim it as theirs. Great sound. [ Bart  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Great sound for such a small speaker. [ Nichelle  Dec 12, 2016 ]
I've heard this item as was satisfied with the sound quality and functionality. Bought it for my daughter. [ Stanley  Nov 30, 2016 ]
Multiple bluetooth connections and the color... [ Fernando  Oct 24, 2018 ]
Bose has historically been a quality product for me; as far aback as loud speakers in1983. [ Brent  Dec 10, 2017 ]
Love Bose products and love the color! [ cynthia  Aug 05, 2017 ]
My daughter suggested it as a gift for her birthday [ Elizabeth  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Sound & quality [ Sharon  Jun 29, 2017 ]
Style and sound quality. [ HECTOR E. PEDRO  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Reputation [ Ron  Feb 04, 2017 ]
my son's worked so well I got one for myself. [ Michael  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Bose is a great brand and Aquatic Blue is such a pretty color. This will be a cool gift. [ Sharon  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Present for my wife in her favorite color. [ Mitchell  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Christmas present for daughter in law. Her choice. [ O  Dec 05, 2016 ]
Pair it with an existing soundlink color for stereo. [ Barbara  Jul 03, 2018 ]
wanted one [ Duane  Nov 24, 2017 ]
1 - Crutchfield only sells quality products. 2 - Good reviews online. [ J  Jul 10, 2017 ]
My sister has one and it sounds great. [ Marvin  Apr 12, 2017 ]
Gift request [ Michael  Mar 03, 2017 ]
Wanted a portable BT speaker for travel. Have other Bose products [ William  Feb 13, 2017 ]
Bose quality. [ Robert  Dec 27, 2016 ]
BOSE AND PRICE [ R  Dec 07, 2016 ]
I OWN BOSE PRODUCTS AND LIKE THEM. [ GARY  Dec 03, 2016 ]
I bought it for the bathroom! [ Jean  Aug 21, 2018 ]
BOSE [ Bob  Aug 16, 2018 ]
I already have one, it's great, and need another for a different location. [ KYLE K  Jul 14, 2018 ]
I bought this as a gift for my father. Each of my sons has one (in a different color) and they use them all the time. They are great for taking outside, to the park - anywhere. The sound quality is amazing. We tried another portable speaker from a different company that was $20 cheaper. There was no comparison in the sound quality and we returned the other brand. You can't go wrong with this speaker. [ Jennifer  Dec 29, 2017 ]
My daughter wanted one for Christmas and you offered free shipping. [ Patrick J.  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Love the sound out of all the Bose products I've had in the past. White matches RV color and will keep cooler in the sun. App for phone. [ Alisa A  Oct 30, 2017 ]
Needed a portable option for home and for day trips to the beach! [ Jeffrey  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Because of the reviews of the sound quality on this site and others. I was also considering the US Boom 2 but I chose sound quality over complete water proofing. [ michael  Jun 23, 2017 ]
I am soulfully listening to Van Morrison's latest album on my southern facing upper deck on a BOSE Soundlink I purchased from Crutchfield two years ago and I pray that the II can only make my listening pleasure that much better. Thanks Bill! [ John  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Have always been a big fan of Bose and the color [ Camille  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Gift for my daughter [ Sandra  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Already own a Soundlink Mini II, which is great. Will be giving this as a Christmas gift. [ JEFFERSON M  Dec 13, 2016 ]
It was requested as a gift [ Dennis  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Liked the size, sound quality (anticipated) and portability for my wife's tablet. [ David  Dec 09, 2016 ]
It will look nice in our house, and the sound will very likely be clear and clean. Optimistically, my phone will hook up easily to it. [ Curtis  Dec 08, 2016 ]

5 questions already asked

Yes and I'm satisfied with the product. [ Domingo  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Yes you can. I went online and purchased one for $10.00. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the merchant. Hope this helps. [ Frank  Apr 30, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your needs and your budget. [ Kenny  Jan 17, 2017 ]  Staff
It works with my Samsung S7 and uses basic Bluetooth technology. We have also paired it with an Echo Dot, Lenovo tablet, iPod touch, and iPhone 7. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work with the S8. [ Kurt  Jun 09, 2017 ]
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