There is no arguing with Bose’s audio quality, no matter how small the speaker is. That said, if you are in the market for an ultra portable, sophisticated Bluetooth speaker with the audio prowess to boot, then you might want to give the new Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II a thought. Billed as the most feature-rich, ultra-portable SoundLink speaker ever, the Mini II is updated with speakerphone functionality which its predecessor lacks, a longer battery life for up to 10 hours of playback, multi-connect capability that allows two device to be connected at the same time, and voice prompts that guides you through a painless pairing process.
It also boasts memory for remembering up to eight most recently used Bluetooth devices, charging via most USB power sources (and even comes with a charging cradle), proprietary dual-opposing passive radiators, a pair of custom-designed high-efficiency transducers, and Bose’s digital signal processor. It retains the same size and weight, but the aesthetic department gets an update, albeit rather subtly. Inheriting the scratch and fingerprint-resistant anodized aluminum housing, the new SoundLink Mini get spruced up with beveled accent and a micro-perforated steel grilled. The refreshed look is really mild, but it is a beauty, nonetheless. It is after all, a Bose that we are talking about. The no argument policy on our part applies to the look department too.
The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II is slated to hit the market starting June 21, 2015, priced at $199.95 a pop.