Bose goes smaller with the introduction of the SoundLink Micro. The $110 Bluetooth rugged speaker is rated IPX7 waterproof and measures just 3.75 inches wide and deep, 1.5 inches high, and weighs .64 pounds. In addition, it can take and make calls, and access Siri or Google Assistant.
The Bose SoundLink Micro uses a custom transducer, miniature dual-passive radiators, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 6 hours. The company claims it has surprisingly loud-and-clear audio and low bass. “No other Bluetooth speaker this small sounds this good,” said Brian Maguire, director, Bose on-the-go products.
The SoudLink Micro can survive the elements from extreme heat to bitter cold. Waterproof from the inside out, it was made and tested to withstand soapy water, chlorinated water, and salt water. In the rain or snow, dropped in the sink, pool, or ocean, the Micro will keep playing. Its soft silicone exterior protects it from scratches, dents, cracks, hits, falls, dust, dirt and sand. And an equally durable strap on its flip-side attaches easily to bags, backpacks, bikes, coolers, and other gear.
The Micro uses simple voice prompts for Bluetooth pairing, has an integrated speakerphone, and a multi-purpose button to take calls, make them, and access your VPA with one push – without grabbing your phone. When used with the Bose Connect app, it can sync with other SoundLink speakers for Stereo Mode (left-right channel) or Party Mode (to play music simultaneously).
Price and Availability
Bose SoundLink Micro will be available beginning September 21, 2017 for $109.95 in black, midnight blue, and bright orange. Pre-orders start today, exclusively on Bose.com.