Bose’s popular SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker has just been updated. The SoundLink III features an all-new design, longer battery life, and accessory covers in five colors. That said, while the SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III certainly isn’t the affordable option, it packs enough audio power into a portable frame to possibly be worth it.
Despite being just 10” x 5” x 2” and three pounds, the SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III contains four neodymium transducers, dual-opposing passive radiators, and a new digital signal processing algorithm that Bose developed. Impressively, you’ll still get about 14 hours of battery life out of the speaker, so it’ll likely last you all day. You can pair it with your mobile devices using Bluetooth over a Bluetooth A2DP connection. The speaker can remember up to six paired devices at once, which is pretty convenient if you’re hauling multiple devices around, or if you have a friend or family member who is going to use the speaker frequently.
Most of the surface of the speaker is covered by a metal grille, to prevent it from getting doused in fingerprints. If you want, you can buy accessory covers in grey, blue, green, orange, or pink. The SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is pricey, at $300 (the accessory covers cost $35 each), but it’s packing a little more of a punch than the average portable Bluetooth speaker. Could be worth a look.