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Bose SoundDock Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock
- 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 Digital Music System (Gloss Black)
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.
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.
- 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 Dimensions:||6.1 x 12.1 x 6.8 inches ; 5.2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight:||8 pounds|
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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For those of you wondering which Bose iPod player to go with, here is what you have been looking for. I wanted to give buyers an idea of what each has to offer and to try to clear the confusion.
The Bose SoundDock Portable offers:
1. Better sound than Soundlink. The bass on the SoundDock Portable simply is much better than the Soundlink. Why? Because the SoundDock Portable has an actual bass reflex port while the Soundlink has a transducer in the rear that acts as a bass speaker.
2. Better mids and highs are offered by the SoundDock Portable.
3. Easily replaceable battery. The Soundlink does not have an easy access for the battery and requires more work.
4. Offers up to three hours of sound on one charge if played on loud settings. You can get more play time if you keep the volume lower. The Soundlink offers less play time but charges faster.
The Bose Soundlink offers:
1. Bluetooth capability. But that comes with a cost. You see, the sound that comes through bluetooth is not as pure as a direct connection.
2. Small size. Because of its much smaller profile, it can be transported much more easily. Forget about transporting the SoundDock Portable with you on a trip. You will need to really think about packing this item as it is bulky and although you can close the iPod port, it is still a large device.
3. Integrated cover that folds close.
4. Charges faster than the SoundDock Portable which takes ten hours. The Soundlink charges up much faster.
If you are looking for better sound, you should really go with the SoundDock Portable. It has a better room-filling sound and if bass matters to you, this is definitely the way to go. The Soundlink does have bass but it cannot beat the SoundDock Portable's bass reflex port. Both speaker systems have an auxiliary port for those who do not have iPods or iPads. I give the SoundDock Portable four stars as it is a decent speaker system. This product was $400 when it first came out and that was outrageous.
If you are looking for portability, then you would have to go with the Soundlink. You do give up some of the sound that the SoundDock Portable offers but you really can't carry that one around as it is too bulky. Further, you would need a case for it as it does not have an integrated cover. As you can see the photo of mine, it has scratches from having been carried around. You will bump it against things. Don't get me wrong but the SoundDock Portable is durable. It just gets scratched easily.
My only gripe with this speaker system is that the top of the highs and the bottom of the lows are clipped and I find this same characteristic with other Bose speakers especially with the cube speaker systems. It's as if the sound has been compressed. But otherwise this system sounds decent and still bests other iPod/iPad speaker systems from other companies. Smaller speaker size do limit the sound that you can get from them. There's no way around a full fledged home stereo system with full sized speakers. But then you can't carry them around and take them to the beach or even the yard can you?
Bose may not be the best but their products delivery audiophile quality sound. I have the QC20i in ear and QC15 over the ear headphones and they are nice. As of this point Bose has discontinued the "Portable" SoundDOCK and has chosen to go with the Soundlink III Bluetooth Speaker but believe me the Soundlink III has nothing on the SoundDOCK Portable (bigger than Soundlink). Well rounded sound with deep frequency response and clean mids and crisp highs. Battery Powered with the ability to operate your I Pod with the remote by just docking it. Its small enough to take to the beach, pool, or local picnic. May be a bit too much to take on plane if you have other luggage give the airline restrictions. I am not an Apple type but I hooked my Sony HD MP3 player into the auxiliary jack and I am rolling. I get more people asking me about my speaker on the beach than I do about my model wife. Too bad its discontinued but you can find them on Amazon Used or on Ebay. Bose has to bring this product back with added Blue Tooth/WiFi capability.
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As far as the unit itself, I like it and it definitely sounds better than...Read more