Bose Wave Bluetooth Music Adapter
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- Wireless link lets you enjoy music from your Bluetooth device in another room
- Easy wireless setup: simply connect adapter to the system's Bose link outlet
- Compatible with Wave music system III and Wave radio III
- Also compatible with Acoustic Wave music system II bought from 2010 to present
- Also compatible with Wave music system bought from 2010 to present and Wave radio II bought from 2010 to present
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For those who are new to bluetooth as I was, the devices have to be "discoverable", so follow your device's bluetooth setup instructions carefully. All of my bluetooth enabled devices discovered the Bose Adapter easily. The Adapter memorizes 6 device settings...more than enough for what I needed. My laptop and desktop were not bluetooth enabled so I purchased the Medialink USB Bluetooth Adapter - Version 4.0 (Newest Bluetooth Version Available) Class 2 Smart Ready Adapter w/ Low Energy Technology - Windows 7 32/64 Compatible from Amazon and installed it on both computers. Both computers are Win 7 and I had no problem installing and getting it to work on either one of my HP computers (note:I did go the Medialink website and installed the updated Windows 7/vista drivers just in case. I probably didn't have to, but a few folks who purchased the bluetooth adapter mentioned that they had a few problems with installation on their computers with Win 7 on their reviews). As far as my tablet, my Toshiba Thrive recognized it immediately and had that operating in less than a minute.
I have the Bose Wave III system. When I heard Pandora,Spotify and other music sites from my computers and my iTunes from my iPhone over the those Bose speakers, I was blown away! The sound is as incredible as the CD's that I play on the Wave III system itself.Read more ›
Setup was easy. All I had to do was plug it into the Bose Link port.
Since this external adapter can only pair one Bluetooth device at a time, I had to turn the Bose on, then press AUX to cycle it to Bluetooth. Once there, I pressed the 5 button to make it discoverable. Since it remembers the last device I paired, I did not have to make it discoverable again. However, if I wanted to pair a new device, I had to press the 6 key until the unit beeped (about 10 seconds) and then it would clear the Bluetooth memory and become discoverable again.
One negative I did see with the external adapter is that the volume is about half that with Bluetooth enabled. What I mean by this is that a volume of 30 on the radio sounds like 15 when paired with Bluetooth. I found that I had to double the volume when using this adapter.
In summary, it works even if it is a bit cumbersome to get use to and the volume requires an increase.
Just plug it in to the back of the Wave (to the Boselink jack)... hit Aux on the remote, and it connects to the source (enabled device).
2. It works on the Wave III system(s) and Wave II systems shipped on or after the summer of 2009 (give or take).
3. IF your system is older, when you contact Bose, you'll need to have them send you an AC Adapter that plugs into the wall and into the Bluetooth adapter.
Why? History. On older Wave models, the Boselink jack on the back is NOT self-powered. So you need an AC Adapter.
Generally speaking, Bose will send it for free. OR, you can buy from outside sources for around $20-30.
>What's the difference between this "Bluetooth" adapter and the previously sold "Soundlink Adapter" that came with a USB toggle that plugged into your computer? (It's no longer available, fyi) Not a thing! Read this update:
UPDATE! Dec 2013 UPDATE:
They don't tell you this BUT THE PREVIOUSLY SOLD Soundlink adapter (IF YOU ALREADY OWN) is also Bluetooth enabled! Just figured it out by accident. Wished I would have known before I bought! Oh well, now I have two.
So, they both are Bluetooth enabled and let you connect wirelessly (meaning "pair it") to a Bluetooth-enabled device meaning phone, tablet, etc.
Still--and finally--this Soundlink "Bluetooth" adapter (as well as the previous "Soundlink" adapter) both work great! And, Bluetooth wireless technology is HIGHLY unlikely to go out of wireless fashion anytime in the next 5-10 years or more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very expensive for the sound you get. I have a Wave III and the sound is very weak and you have to turn the volume up to maximum to hear it. Very disappointed. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kathleen
Did not work at all. It was supposed to be new, looked refurbished.Published 1 month ago by Jose G. Quinones P.
Works with my Bose Wave 4 connected very easy, paired in a few seconds to my tv in CamperPublished 1 month ago by Elwood W.