Bose Soundlink Mini - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Bose Soundlink Mini

$160.95 View deals
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Physical Features
Dimensions Length x Width x Height
2 x 7.1 x 2.3 inches
Weight

1.5 lbs
 
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
No
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Yes
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
No
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
8 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
No
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
30 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
No
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
No
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
radio FM Radio
No
Info at a Glance
Brand
Bose
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
76 / 100
Details
  • Voice prompts for easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Up to 10-hour battery life per charge
  • Built-in speakerphone
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Additional Features
Additional Features Any other features that make this device unique
Can be amplified with the Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Charging cradle Wall charger Cable
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Key features
  • Wireless range up to 30 ft (9 m)
  • Battery life up to 10 hrs
  • Power rating: 100 – 240V

Bose Soundlink Mini is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Bose SoundLink Mini II or Ice 7 Arc Star .

Bose Soundlink Mini is $120.96 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($39.99).

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Questions about Portable Bluetooth Speakers

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I just bought the sonic boom, and the hard wired connections do not work to my piano keyboard. I'm using the standard cable I use to any other speaker and I get nothing. When I use the smaller aux cable, I get just a clicking sound. Is there something else I need to configure?
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The speaker rings about every 90 seconds while I'm listening to something. How do I stop it from ringing?
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can 3 ultra pair with a 3 plus
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How do I charge this item? I can't find the charger - is it sold separately?
Related: Nubwo A2 Pro, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 91 days ago
A: Every USB charger will do the job

Using the provided USB cable, connect it to a common USB chargeur (like the one from your phone) or to a USB port on your computer. The first option is the best choice and I would recommend a 1 A charger, because the battery is huge and takes time to fill.

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I am having difficulty unpairing the speakers with a devise. Is there a disconnect button on the BT Pro Blast? I could not find it.
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