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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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Bose SoundDock Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock + BMR A2DP Bluetooth Music Receiver Adapter for Bose SoundDock Speakers- Extra Long Wireless Range up to 60 ft (Sale of 3.2 Generation Model After 7/01/2014)
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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

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Bose sound dock is excellent Read more ›
I was telling my close friend that I have this portable Bose…The sound is amazing & using the bluetooth does not detract from the quality awesome sound that Bose delivers. Read more ›
It was totally worth the money! The sound is clear, it's totally portable, and fairly lightweight. I have not had the battery run out yet! Read more ›
The sound is high quality, the durability of the battery is very good, the weight is right. connectivity with the device is simple. Read more ›
I chose to give this product a 5 star rating because it is everything, that I thought it would be and more! The sound quality is great! I have had no problems with it at all! Read more ›
I am impressed with the sound quality for it's size, the portability of this SoundDock is great and I frequently use it at work, at home and on my boat. Read more ›
This system has started off in and remains to this day in my office. At low volumes it is rich, deep, clear, and not overpowering in any respect. The music soars no matter… Read more ›
Some stations are muted or simply stop streaming and the only feedback on the volume status is this…But with the Boss - there is no volume bar so, no visual feedback. T… Read more ›
I had the Sony two years and one of the…I don't know for sure, but it seems to not be as clear at increased volume as I remember when I did the original comparison. Oth… Read more ›
The device is nice and loud. I also own an iPod classic and it sits on the dock perfectly. Read more ›
Works well in loud environment, with excellent sound. Used on Beach, kitchen, weekend home.... no issues. Read more ›
Bose SoundLink Wireless: This was the overall winner for me, and the one I now own, use, and love. First, the sound is really, really good, both at low and high volume. This… Read more ›
This unit was intend for my livingroom/kitchen area but I will stick with the original…The SoundFreaq ipod dock has great sound and the treble and bass are well defined. Read more ›
Bought this for a birthday/christmas gift for teenage son. He was so excited and loves that the bass is so clear. He took it outside and cranked to the max and was clear… Read more ›
The Bose Sound Dock does not sound like a speaker in a plastic box. It has amazing, natural sound and the bass is incredible for such a small package. It will not vibrate… Read more ›
It literally fills the room. The bass is very full, not earthshaking, but what do you expect. I bring it into the bathroom when I take a shower and at even at a low volume,… Read more ›
I think a few of the reviews are a bit overenthusiastic regarding the…It's an attractive unit with relatively big sound, and well tuned bass response given the dimensions. Read more ›
All of this considered, the sound that it creates is exceptional for a portable player…The sound is rich and full with great bass which is what you expect from this brand. Read more ›
This product is very very good, the quality of sound is amazing. The price is perfect. I Love it :) Read more ›
Not a good product at all. The dock is not working well and the price was as high as a brand new equipment. Read more ›
So, you have to be careful, when docking the iPod/Phone, so you don't bend the connector. Definitely good value. Have had this for several years. Read more ›
Just remember, with Great Quality comes Great Price. :( If your love for music is greater than your desire to save a couple of hundred dollars of hard earned money, then… Read more ›
The battery lasts ALL day on high volume. I can not say enough how dope these speakers are, well worth the price. Read more ›
Awesome sound, great price !! Just wish it was a little smaller...if it was a little smaller with the same sound it would be perfect !! Read more ›
I'm enjoying the quality of the speakers mostly everyday ! And the design is another plus to the product ! Amazing Read more ›
It must be connected to the charger frequently. This is a VERY poor design. How much would an ON/OFF switch add to the cost of production? Read more ›
It's simple...the sound is GREAT...the portability is GREAT...the IPOD connector is poorly designed and quickly is destroyed by normal teenage sloppy usage. Read more ›
Great portability. Super simple design, elegant, and functional. Battery life is a little short (about 5 hours) - will likely order another battery so I have two. Read more ›
Disconnect. Poor design. And the only recourse is to keep reconnecting the cable or else shell out more money to Bose. Read more ›
I also wish the charger was smaller or at least that there was a…(I can buy a short cord to fix that problem, but it is a design flaw in a very well designed product.) Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

871 of 886 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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170 of 175 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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248 of 266 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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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful By C. Humble on November 3, 2007
This is our second Bose SoundDock as we also owned the original. I've also owned about three Bose Wave Radios (now Wave Music System)and noise canceling headphones. So, to say I'm a Bose fan is putting it mildly.

Sure, you pay through the nose, but my experience is that Bose delivers quality and stands by its products. We bought the SD Portable because we're living in a small flat in London. It's the perfect solution. Few wires, self-contained, small, yet it delivers a big quality sound that fills our living room. We are also limited on wall outlets here and with the great battery life from the rechargeable battery, I can take it anywhere around the flat.

Some knock Bose for their prices and refusal to disclose sound specs. Hey, I just listen to my music and find that it enables me to really enjoy that music where other systems might get in the way. If it doesn't deliver the best sound for its size, it's nearly the best.

The one problem I experienced is that with my new iPod Classic 80GB, the playlist up and down buttons on the remote don't work. Bose told me they can't keep up with every iPod model and that software updates to the iPod might fix that, but no guarantees. This is not a fatal flaw, but a bit of an annoyance.

Otherwise, this is a great product and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, especially if you're interested in great sound in an effecient and small box.
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