I think it would be fine. I bought the same thing because the other one did not like the puddle it sat in on the kitchen counter. Works fine. Don't know where the Wave was made; something's are not made in China?
I swtiched from an older to a newer Bose radio and phone that the remotes had changed. I.e., I had to buy new remotes for the new radio since the old ones were incompatible. Other than that, I've had great lives with my prior bose remotes (I have several Bose radio/CD players).
I can't tell you. I lost mine and replaced it. It worked right out of the package. My origional was 6 years old and I had not had a problem with it. Once I received the new one...I found the old one. Both still work fine.