Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth Speaker

  • Overview

    The Bose® SoundLink® Color Bluetooth speaker delivers performance so full and lifelike that every song on your iPhone or iPad can inspire you—wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. SoundLink Color is small, durable, and simple to use—with voice prompts that talk you through Bluetooth pairing. And the rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you play music for up to eight hours, unplugged.

    Highlights

    Proprietary Bose technologies deliver clear, full-range sound unexpected from a compact speaker

    Bluetooth technology lets you wirelessly connect to your iPhone, iPad, or other Bluetooth device

    Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, so it’s easier than ever

    Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to eight hours of playing time

    Auxiliary input allows you to connect devices without Bluetooth technology that use a standard 3.5 mm audio output

    Charger lets you charge from most USB power sources or a wall outlet

    Available in a selection of colors

    Did you notice?

    Voice prompts make Bluetooth pairing a snap.

    Apple Recommends For

    Experiencing all the music on your iPhone or iPad in full, lifelike stereo wherever you go.

    What’s in the Box?

    Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

    Wall charger

    USB cable (4.92 ft./1.5 m)

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack

    Connections: Bluetooth

    Speaker Configurations: Stereo

    Drivers: Two 40mm full-range drivers

    Power Source: AC, Battery Power, USB

    Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

    Height: 5.3 in./13.5 cm

    Length: 2.1 in./5.3 cm

    Width: 5 in./12.8 cm

    Weight: 1.25 lb./0.57 kg

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 627840-1510

    UPC or EAN No.: 017817647144

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.bose.com/customer_service/owners/warranty/index). Apple is an authorized Bose dealer.

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  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The Boss of Bluetooth, Intuitive Setup, Big Sound

      I purchased this speaker three months ago with the initial intention of using it to play music in the kitchen while cooking, but it's since become the go-to spe I purchased this speaker three months ago with the initial intention of using it to play music in the kitchen while cooking, but it's since become the go-to speaker of choice throughout most of the house. First, there's the ease of use. No complicated set-up here. Instead of counting beeps, or blinks, the Bose talks you through it. I just enable Bluetooth on the device I wish to pair, then push the Bluetooth-pairing button on the Bose and it not only confirms a successful pairing, but it speaks the name of the device: "Connected to YOUR DEVICE NAME HERE." In addition, I can control the volume setting of my device, and pause/play from the buttons atop the Bose SoundLink. I love it when a product manufacturer understands the wisdom of Keep It Simple Stupid. As I said, I initially purchased this to play music in the kitchen, where the whoosh generated by the exhaust hood above the stove is so dominant that it overpowers the ceiling-mounted, hard-wired Bose speakers in the adjacent great room. The full, rich sound produced by the Bose SoundLink Speaker did the job and then some. It easily beat back the stove hood and it did so without my having to crank the volume to window-shaking level. Of course, I'd be lying if I said the Bose SoundLink is better than the four ceiling-mounted, hard-wired Bose speakers in the great room. Even a champion middleweight is no match for four heavyweights. However, the Bose SoundLink not only holds its own one-on-one in other rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry room, etc…), it's also so easy to use and so effortlessly portable that we hardly use the hard-wired speakers nowadays in those aforementioned rooms. The Bose SoundLink battery holds at least a six-hour charge, however, as most of the battery's energy is expended on the production of sound, it's fair to assume the duration of a single charge will vary greatly depending upon the volume level. Simply put, if you were to play the SoundLink for several hours non-stop at full volume, you'd surely exhaust a fully charged battery sooner than if you played it non-stop at a lower volume. There is, however, a downside and, were it possible to rank by half stars, I'd have deduced one half a star from my rating because of it. The only con I've discovered through my use of the SoundLink is that the rechargeable battery is neither removable, nor replaceable, and will eventually die. That's no small concern. It's fair to assume the speaker will still play via the included power cord after the battery reaches the end of its rechargeable lifespan, however, that will severely diminish the ease of portability that helps make the SoundLink such a great product. To be fair, that day is still a long way off. According to Bose, the battery should still provide 80 percent of its capacity after the 300th recharge. Based on my family's current usage of the SoundLink, that's a long time from now. However, if you're looking for something to use every day for six hours a day or more, you might want to go with another product. I think Bose has a mini version of the SoundLink that features a replaceable battery, but I haven't used that product so I can't offer an informed comment in that regard. All in all, I like this thing.

      • Written by TJ S from Chicago

      14 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Boss of Bluetooth, Intuitive Setup, Big Sound

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Bose color speaker

      As always Bose has an incredible stereo sound even with the wireless tech.

      • Written by MAX S from Guatemala

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Bose color speaker

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      100% Meh.

      Bose, a name synonymous with amazing audio equipment, clearly pushed this thing out onto the market to compete with existing affordable bluetooth speakers like Bose, a name synonymous with amazing audio equipment, clearly pushed this thing out onto the market to compete with existing affordable bluetooth speakers like Jawbone, Beats, and Logitech's UE line. This is by far one of the ugliest, slapped together bluetooth speakers I've ever seen. It strikes me as something a sophomore year engineering student put together as a last minute design final so they had something that "worked ok, and would get them a passing grade and look! It comes in COLORS!!" There was little care in the overall aesthetic design as well as the care taken for the effort in acoustics. With two mid range drivers on the inside the sound is great for mid tones, but everything is lost on the deep and high end. It's an extremely generic sound like...cheap speakers. Odd shape and cheap design was not something I expected from Bose, the entire device feels extremely forced by their marketing department. The whole thing feels like if it fell flat on it's face from a standing position the plastic would shatter instantly. I got it as a gift and have been able to use it for a solid 4 minutes before it was gobbled up by the person who gave it to me. Not really sure why I'm reviewing it, it clearly wasn't for me to begin with. Do yourself a favor, buy a different Bose speaker, or the UE Boom.

      • Written by Brett W from Denver

      3 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?100% Meh.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      100% Meh.

      Bose, a name synonymous with amazing audio equipment, clearly pushed this thing out onto the market to compete with existing affordable bluetooth speakers like Bose, a name synonymous with amazing audio equipment, clearly pushed this thing out onto the market to compete with existing affordable bluetooth speakers like Jawbone, Beats, and Logitech's UE line. This is by far one of the ugliest, slapped together bluetooth speakers I've ever seen. It strikes me as something a sophomore year engineering student put together as a last minute design final so they had something that "worked ok, and would get them a passing grade and look! It comes in COLORS!!" There was little care in the overall aesthetic design as well as the care taken for the effort in acoustics. With two mid range drivers on the inside the sound is great for mid tones, but everything is lost on the deep and high end. It's an extremely generic sound like...cheap speakers. Odd shape and cheap design was not something I expected from Bose, the entire device feels extremely forced by their marketing department. The whole thing feels like if it fell flat on it's face from a standing position the plastic would shatter instantly. I got it as a gift and have been able to use it for a solid 4 minutes before it was gobbled up by the person who gave it to me. Not really sure why I'm reviewing it, it clearly wasn't for me to begin with. Do yourself a favor, buy a different Bose speaker, or the UE Boom.

      • Written by Brett W from Denver

      3 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?100% Meh.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Bose color speaker

      As always Bose has an incredible stereo sound even with the wireless tech.

      • Written by MAX S from Guatemala

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Bose color speaker

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The Boss of Bluetooth, Intuitive Setup, Big Sound

      I purchased this speaker three months ago with the initial intention of using it to play music in the kitchen while cooking, but it's since become the go-to spe I purchased this speaker three months ago with the initial intention of using it to play music in the kitchen while cooking, but it's since become the go-to speaker of choice throughout most of the house. First, there's the ease of use. No complicated set-up here. Instead of counting beeps, or blinks, the Bose talks you through it. I just enable Bluetooth on the device I wish to pair, then push the Bluetooth-pairing button on the Bose and it not only confirms a successful pairing, but it speaks the name of the device: "Connected to YOUR DEVICE NAME HERE." In addition, I can control the volume setting of my device, and pause/play from the buttons atop the Bose SoundLink. I love it when a product manufacturer understands the wisdom of Keep It Simple Stupid. As I said, I initially purchased this to play music in the kitchen, where the whoosh generated by the exhaust hood above the stove is so dominant that it overpowers the ceiling-mounted, hard-wired Bose speakers in the adjacent great room. The full, rich sound produced by the Bose SoundLink Speaker did the job and then some. It easily beat back the stove hood and it did so without my having to crank the volume to window-shaking level. Of course, I'd be lying if I said the Bose SoundLink is better than the four ceiling-mounted, hard-wired Bose speakers in the great room. Even a champion middleweight is no match for four heavyweights. However, the Bose SoundLink not only holds its own one-on-one in other rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry room, etc…), it's also so easy to use and so effortlessly portable that we hardly use the hard-wired speakers nowadays in those aforementioned rooms. The Bose SoundLink battery holds at least a six-hour charge, however, as most of the battery's energy is expended on the production of sound, it's fair to assume the duration of a single charge will vary greatly depending upon the volume level. Simply put, if you were to play the SoundLink for several hours non-stop at full volume, you'd surely exhaust a fully charged battery sooner than if you played it non-stop at a lower volume. There is, however, a downside and, were it possible to rank by half stars, I'd have deduced one half a star from my rating because of it. The only con I've discovered through my use of the SoundLink is that the rechargeable battery is neither removable, nor replaceable, and will eventually die. That's no small concern. It's fair to assume the speaker will still play via the included power cord after the battery reaches the end of its rechargeable lifespan, however, that will severely diminish the ease of portability that helps make the SoundLink such a great product. To be fair, that day is still a long way off. According to Bose, the battery should still provide 80 percent of its capacity after the 300th recharge. Based on my family's current usage of the SoundLink, that's a long time from now. However, if you're looking for something to use every day for six hours a day or more, you might want to go with another product. I think Bose has a mini version of the SoundLink that features a replaceable battery, but I haven't used that product so I can't offer an informed comment in that regard. All in all, I like this thing.

      • Written by TJ S from Chicago

      14 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Boss of Bluetooth, Intuitive Setup, Big Sound

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