Bose just announced pre-orders for a second-generation SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker, which adds a speakerphone, longer battery life, multi-connect for a phone and a tablet, and voice prompts for easy pairing. The new model is called the SoundLink Mini II. It has the same audio quality as the original SoundLink Mini and maintains the same price at $200.
The new SoundLink Mini speaker II is still Bose’s smallest Bluetooth speaker, keeping the compact footprint and size of the original — weighing 1.5 pounds and measuring just 2.0”H x 7.1”W x 2.3”D. It features its iconic anodized aluminum housing that resists scratches and fingerprints, and includes an updated beveled accent and a micro-perforated steel grille. The same sound that redefined the Bluetooth speaker category remains at the heart of the new SoundLink Mini speaker II, and it’s patented and exclusive to Bose. Proprietary dual-opposing passive radiators combine with two custom-designed, high-efficiency transducers to deliver full, clear audio, with dramatically deep low notes. Turn the volume up or down — Bose digital signal processing optimizes the audio output for balanced sound at any listening level.
The SoundLink Mini speaker II now comes with an improved rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 10 hours, ideal for personal listening sessions and long days of work or play. For added convenience, it now charges with most USB power sources and includes a charging cradle, so it’s ready to go when you are. Take it almost anywhere. It’s durable and solid, tested for the rigors of everyday use, indoors or out.
The SoundLink Mini speaker II has a built-in speakerphone, so taking calls out loud — and hearing every word clearly — just takes a press of a button on the top of the speaker. When you’re done talking, music resumes automatically. You can connect two Bluetooth devices at a time, letting you play music or any content from your phone and tablet. And pairing has never been easier. New voice prompts streamline the process, walking you through the simple steps to connect to a mobile device, and identify your devices by name using text-to-speech. The SoundLink Mini speaker II stores the eight most recently used Bluetooth devices in memory, eliminating the need to pair again.
Pricing and Availability
The new Bose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth speaker will be available beginning on June 21, 2015, for $199.95; preorders begin today on Bose.com. The SoundLink Mini speaker II comes in two colors: Carbon and Pearl, with soft covers in Deep Red, Energy Green, Navy Blue, Charcoal Black, and Gray, sold separately for $24.95 each.