It feels like just about everyday a company comes out with a new portable Bluetooth speaker, but we have to hand it to Bose and their new Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker – and that is because this little guy really packs a punch. We spent some hands-on time with the speaker and were blown away with how powerful the sonics are coming from it. The audio is able to get very loud, without getting distorted, which is quite a feat for such a small speaker. Granted, we were testing in a pretty controlled environment, but we walked away very impressed.
Bose has also packed in a powerful antenna in the device for easy Bluetooth parking. In addition, the device can store the 6 most recent paired devices in its memory. the Soundlink Mini weighs just 1.4lbs, it offers a 7 hour battery life, and it comes with a charging cradle. Bose is also offering optional green, orange, and blue colored sleeves to compliment its single-piece aluminum casing. However, these accessories will cost you extra money.
Bose also unveiled their QuietComfort 20 Headphones yesterday. Bose has a reputation for producing cutting edge headphones with amazing active noise cancellation, but the QuietComfort 20 Headphones are their first in-ear noise canceling headphones from Bose. And fortunately, they do not disappoint. These headphones weigh just 1.5 ounces and are designed to very portable. The headphones also produce audio that sounds very balanced and rich. But perhaps more importantly, at least, for some, the active house cancellation does a superb job of blocking out noise. To that effect, it can actually block out up to 85 edibles of noise. We tried out the headphones in a test room in Grand Central and were hard pressed to hear anything going on around us when the active noise cancellation was turned on.
Bose has also introduced their new Aware Mode with the headphones. This neat feature lets you connect with your surroundings without having to remove your headphones. This way you can continue listening to music, without having to worry about missing your train. And if that sounds like magic, well it kind of it is. The headphones also feature a 16 hour battery life, along with special ear tips that offer a better seal design that is fitted for the entrance to your canal, instead of deep within your ear canal