Bose Introduces New SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker with New Features for the Same Price

June 5 2015, 03:10
Bose introduced its next-generation SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker, updating its features 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 audio quality that made it the most famous. The price remains $199.95.

“The original SoundLink Mini did something remarkable,” says 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. We can connect two Bluetooth devices at a time, letting us play music or any content from a phone and tablet. And new voice prompts streamline the pairing process, walking the user through the simple steps to connect to a mobile device, and identify 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. For added convenience, it now charges with most USB power sources and includes a charging cradle, so it’s always ready to go. 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 1.5 pounds and measuring just 2” H x 7.1” W x 2.3” D. It features anodized aluminum housing that resists scratches and fingerprints, and includes an updated beveled accent and a micro-perforated steel grille. 

The sound of the new SoundLink Mini speaker II - patented and exclusive to Bose - uses proprietary dual-opposing passive radiators combined with two custom-designed, high-efficiency transducers, combined with digital signal processing to optimize the audio output 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.”

Bose SoundLink speakers were launched in 2011. Currently, the Bose SoundLink speaker line features the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III, Bose’s best-performing Bluetooth speaker; the affordable SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker; and now, the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II, available 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.
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