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Bose SoundDock Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

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  • More efficient and higher quality audio reproduction than other battery-powered iPod® speakers.
  • Works with many iPhone and iPod models. Requires an Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter for use with iPhone 5 and other iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector.
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery gives more playing time per charge than other types of rechargeables
  • Built-in carry handle and rotating dock enable quick and easy transport from place to place
  • Auxiliary input for playing other audio sources, like a portable DVD, CD or other MP3 player.
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Product Description


Bose® SoundDock Portable Digital Music System (Gloss Black)

Bose® SoundDock Portable Digital Music System (Gloss Black)
  • Engineered for portability- play it almost anywhere, indoors and out
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to eight hours of power per charge
  • Proprietary Bose® technologies deliver spacious sound from a small system
  • Slim design features convenient built-in carry handle
  • Compatible with most iPod® and most iPhone® models

Take your iPod Listening to Exciting New Places

Music has the power to move you- and Bose has a speaker system that moves with your music. The SoundDock Portable system offers a combination of performance and playtime that other rechargeable systems can't match. Enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone almost anywhere. On the deck or in the dorm room, at the park or on the beach, it reproduces your favorite tunes with fullness and clarity unusual for a portable system.

Enjoy your music out loud in more locations, without compromising sound quality
Enjoy your music out loud in more locations, without compromising sound quality.

Bose® SoundDock Portable Digital Music System Highlights

  • Easy portability. The SoundDock is ready to go anywhere with a slim design, a built-in carry handle, and a rotating iPod docking station--not to mention a rechargeable battery.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers hours of playing time between charges. You’ll get about eight hours of playback at normal volume.
  • You can recharge the battery with any wall outlet or use an optional spare battery for a little extra time (the unit batteries are easily user-swappable).

  • Rotating iPod docking station spins shut when not in use, for protection during transit.
  • Bose Quality Audio. Bose's proprietary acoustic design and powerful neodymium drivers provide more efficient and higher quality audio reproduction than many other battery-powered iPod speaker systems.
  • In addition, Bose's digital signal processing circuitry enables finer control over the sound for more consistent, lifelike music reproduction even at low volume levels.

  • Built-in carry handle.
    Built-in carry handle.
  • The iPod charger will charge docked iPods/iPhones whenever the system is plugged in, even while playing. Your device will be ready to go when you are.
  • Auxiliary Input. Thanks to the SoundDock's 3.5mm auxiliary input, you can play other audio sources, such as a portable DVD players, CD players, or other MP3 players.
  • Remote Included. The handy remote gives you power and volume control, track seek, and iPod playlist navigation from almost anywhere in the room.
  • Compatibility. The SoundDock Portable digital music system is Apple-certified and compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic and any iPod featuring a click wheel.
Product Details
Product Dimensions:

6.1 x 12.1 x 6.8 inches ; 5.2 pounds
Shipping Weight:

8 pounds
Rotating iPod dock spins shut for transit.
Rotating iPod dock spins shut for transit.
What's in the box
  • Bose® SoundDock Portable Digital Music System
  • Remote control
  • Power supply adapter
  • Power supply
  • User's manual

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Bose® SoundDock 10 Digital Music System
Bose® SoundDock 10 Digital Music System -- The best-sounding Bose system for your iPod. The SoundDock 10 system delivers performance so powerful and lifelike, it could easily become your home's main music system. It's ideal for parties, gatherings, or your own personal listening. You've probably never heard your iPod sound this good. You'll experience a vast tonal range, from the deep lows of a bass line to the soaring highs of a vocalist. It's the result of advanced Bose waveguide speaker technology coupled with a highly efficient, one-of-a-kind new woofer.
Bose® SoundDock® Series II Sigital Music System
Bose® SoundDock® Series II digital music system -- Small size. Proven performance. Sleek design. The SoundDock® Series ll digital music system delivers unexpected sound quality from compact speakers for your iPod®. Plays other sound sources, too. Remote now also controls iPod playlist navigation.
Bose® SoundDock music-to-go package
Bose® SoundDock music-to-go package -- The Bose music-to-go package features a Gloss Black SoundDock Portable digital music system, a custom travel bag and spare battery in one economical bundle. It provides Bose quality sound for your iPod or iPhone wherever you like, plus system protection during travel and more playing time when you arrive.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBose
Item Weight5.2 pounds
Product Dimensions6.1 x 12.1 x 6.8 inches
Item model number43085
Power Source TypeAC & Battery
Number of Items1
Additional Information
Shipping Weight8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableApril 18, 2005

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Bose
  • Model: 43085
  • Media Type: MP3
  • Color Name: Black

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Amazing sound from such a small speaker system.
R. K. Weatherby
Overall, buying the Bose Portable SoundDock was well worth the money and I can proudly say that I have no buyer's remorse!
The Concertmaster
It sounds Great everywhere we use it, outside on the patio, in our boats, in our camper and the best in our living room.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

874 of 890 people found the following review helpful By M. Pickering VINE VOICE on January 19, 2008
After reading MANY reviews, both here on Amazon and on many other sites on the Internet, I have observed that most people either love Bose and everything they make or they seem to hate everything that is Bose. Well I can honestly say that I do not fit into either of these categories. I do own some Bose products and I enjoy them very much. However, Bose items are extremely expensive and I will not pay out that kind of hard earned cash for a product just because of the name. I have learned, when it comes to Bose I ALWAYS insist on listening to the device first before buying it. I have heard some excellent sound from some Bose speakers but some of their speakers are only mediocre. Their headphones are a mixed bag as well. I never purchase a Bose product unseen or unheard. My decision to purchase this second generation Bose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System was no exception.

I was on the fence about this purchase for several weeks. I had researched the first generation Bose SoundDock digital music system for iPod for quite some time. I found a couple of shortcomings that prevented me from buying that unit. First, it did not have a battery for portable use, so you always had to have it plugged in. Secondly it did not have an aux input, so it would only work with Apple iPod devices. What if I wanted to plug in my daughter's Sandisk MP3 player, or my son's Creative MP3 player? The second generation Bose SoundDock does not have these limitations. They have included a battery system, for hours of portable music without being tethered to A/C mains. They also include an aux input, so you can plug in any device's audio output with a stereo mini plug.
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171 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Donald Bruce Jones on October 22, 2007
I spent countless hours researching portable speaker systems. After reading many web site and owner reviews I narrowed my choices down to four models. The first model was the Altec Lansing InMotion im7. I wasen't able to find this model in any store so I could listen to the sound quality for myself, so I eliminated it. The others were also Altec Lansing based on good reviews. First up was the InMotion im600, Second was the m602 and last the Bose SoundDock Portable. My final decision came down to the ability to listen to these three models side by side.
There wasen't any real comparison after a listen to the Bose. They blew the other two away. Great base and great highs. I was sold. I do realize the Bose are pricy but like most people out there, these are not my first IPOD speakers but the will be my last. Go for it and get the best first. The Bose are the way to go!
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253 of 271 people found the following review helpful By W.F. Desvoyelles on October 23, 2007
The sound quality, as you might expect, is quite good, and the loudness is nice too. For better or for worse, it's got the signature Bose sound (loaded low, with great highs, and a bit deemphasized towards the middle), but overall, this thing sounds great.

However, this product has unadvertised problems with the 3rd Generation iPods (black and white screen, dock connector, four buttons and a touch-wheel), and I'm glad I discovered this in the store before paying the full $400. When plugged into the Sounddock, the screen freezes, and neither the remote nor the buttons can advance the track. The ill effects cease the moment the iPod is removed, but nonetheless, it's more or less unusable with this early iPod. If you're thinking of trying it and have a 3G iPod, I'd recommend looking elsewhere, or at least going in to a Bose store to double check and make sure that you too don't experience this problem. Bose has heard about it, but apparently it's not a fixable issue, just a question of old technology.

So, I'd definitely recommend this product acoustically, but practically, I'd make sure you're using a more recent model of iPod before you give it a shot.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Terri Christiansen on November 22, 2008
I am a long time Bose customer so I will address issues that I have heard about this player from other people. Others here have given you the technical information so I will give you just an "experience" opinion. I use mine with the I-Touch.

Some people claim that they are not happy with the sound quality of this product. Does it have the same "ummph" as my 18 year old big, bold, Bose Towers? No, it does not. Those towers fill my entire house with earth shattering sound.

This product is "portable" and made for being carried from room to room without having to plug it in, or better yet, for superior quality outdoors; perhaps a picnic or camping trip. It does indeed give me the same sweet, full, sounds as my other Bose products. I use it in my kitchen or take it in the bathroom with me for showers. We also use it outside in the backyard when we have the chiminea roaring. Add a nice glass of wine and some Mozart and life is wonderful!

Another reviewer said the sound was bad, too much bass or some such thing. You must remember that this unit is made for I-touch and I-phones etc. that have their own equalizer built into them. You must adjust the equalizer through the players setting options, not the device (speakers). I do wish it had it's own equalizer as I detest the preset choices that I must scroll through for each type of music that I listen to. As I listen to all types of music, I must do it often. There is one pre-set in my I-Touch that handles rock, pop etc. without having to change it much, but classical needs and adjustment. Yet, if you use the equalizer then you should not have any problems with sound. It is a Bose and more than capable of reproducing whatever sounds your settings are set for.
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