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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

With the Soundlink Mini, Bose largely succeeds in their attempt to create a small portable speaker with good sound. While it may be small, Tech Guide says the Soundlink Mini has "excellent sound quality," and Laptop Magazine says it has the "best sound in its class and beyond loud for its size." And Bose has made sure you can take that sound anywhere, building the Soundlink Mini similar in size to the original Jambox, and 9to5Mac says you can "easily throw it in a bag" but "it's way heavier." Despite that weight difference, PC Advisor finds "it's still light enough" and "the extra weight really gives a premium feel." The Soundlink Mini manages to offer big sound in a small package that won't break the bank.

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User Reviews

100
Beanoburrito
It's a beautiful device with powerful sound in a size that is as portable as...read more
100
oldgeekster
Some people might not like the frequency equalizing that Bose uses. For me,...read more
90
MDucret
Great sound out of a small package. It's very loud and packs a lot of bass,...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Wireless speakers
Connections
3 5mm, Bluetooth
Audio playback time
up to 720
Model

General

Type
Wireless speakers

Connections

Connections
3 5mm, Bluetooth (A2DP [stereo audio])

Controls

Controls
Yes (Volume, Mute, Media)

Power

Has batteries
Yes (up to7 hours) (Rechargeable)
Power adapter
Internal
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