BOSE INTRODUCES NEW SOUNDLINK® MINI BLUETOOTH® SPEAKER II
Iconic SoundLink® Mini Speaker Now With Speakerphone, Longer Battery Life,
Multi-Connect, and Voice Prompts
Bose introduces the next-generation SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth speaker, the most feature-rich, ultra-portable SoundLink® speaker ever. The SoundLink® Mini II is updated with a speakerphone for taking calls out loud, longer battery life for all day listening, multi-connect for a phone and a tablet, and voice prompts for easy pairing -- while still delivering the powerful, lifelike audio quality that made it the most famous little speaker in the world.
“The original SoundLink Mini did something remarkable,” said Jack Yu, product manager for Bose SoundLink® speakers. “There was nothing else like it, and it continues to amaze people with its sound. Our engineers kept all that performance -- and added new ways to use it and love it.”
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.
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 new SoundLink® Mini speaker II is still Bose’s smallest Bluetooth® speaker, keeping the compact footprint and size of the original -- weighing just under 700 grams and measuring just 5.1cmH x 18cmW x 5.9cmD. It features its iconic anodized aluminium 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 optimises the audio output for balanced sound at any listening level.
“The SoundLink Mini II is another example of our obsession with the details,” said Yu. “Wireless is everywhere, but better wireless -- better sounding, better designed, easier to use -- that’s where we’re always focused. Combining the amazing sound and look of the SoundLink Mini with new features that are simple, intuitive, and brilliantly delivered provides another chapter in our story.
Pricing and Availability
The new SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth speaker II will be available for AUD$299.00 / NZD$359.00. The SoundLink® Mini speaker II comes in two colours: Carbon and Pearl, with soft covers in Deep Red, Energy Green, Navy Blue, Charcoal Black, and Grey, sold separately for AUD$29.95 / NZD$39.95 each. They will be sold through Bose stores, www.Bose.com.au www.Bose.co.nz toll-free at 1800 173 371 and authorised Bose resellers
We are currently road testing a Soundlink and initial results confirm that this is another extremely high quality Bose product.