Computer Music in Any Room; Easy and Wireless
Bose has introduced the SoundLink wireless music system, a one-piece portable speaker system that allows users to play music from their computer — wirelessly — in and around the home.
The new SoundLink system was designed as a simple solution for people who listen to music stored on their computer, but don’t want to be at their computer to enjoy it. Setup is easy. No software or Wi-Fi connection is required. Just plug the included SoundLink USB key into the computer, select music — from iTunes, Pandora, or any other Internet radio or music source — and the audio will stream to the SoundLink system via a long-range wireless link that works through most walls and floors.
“Many people use a computer as their primary source for music,” said John Roselli, category business manager for Bose Corporation. “But that convenience and experience is diminished by having to be at the computer to hear it. The Bose SoundLink system unlocks that music, streaming it almost anywhere in the home — even outside — quickly and easily.”
For added flexibility, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is included, making the SoundLink wireless music system truly portable. It’s charged by the system’s AC power supply — no outlet is required. The battery provides all the power the system needs for up to three hours when played at full volume or for longer periods at more moderate listening levels.
Advanced Bose engineering in electronics efficiency and speaker design enable the same high-quality audio performance whether plugged-in or operating on battery power. The SoundLink system features a proprietary acoustics package, which combines exclusive Bose waveguide speaker technology and neodymium transducers to deliver room-filling, high-quality audio from a very small enclosure.
The system’s infrared remote control operates the power and volume, and can send transport control commands to most applications, allowing users to skip tracks or play/pause from a distance. Touch-sensitive volume buttons also are located on the unit itself.
Although designed primarily for wireless connectivity to a computer, the SoundLink system features an auxiliary input for connecting additional audio sources, including an iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or CD player.
The new SoundLink wireless music system comes in Gloss Black, and is available now. It was officially launched on August 27, 2009, for a price of $549.95.