Bose® - SoundLink® Revolve charging cradle - Black

Keep your SoundLink® Revolve or Revolve+ Bluetooth® speaker charged and ready to go, with the SoundLink® Revolve charging cradle. It’s a convenient home base for your speaker, and you can play your music while it charges. Just plug the wall charger included with your speaker into the cradle. Available in Black.
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What's Included


  • Bose SoundLink® Revolve charging cradle

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (347 out of 380)

Features


Keeps speaker charged and ready to go.

Works with SoundLink® Revolve and Revolve+ Bluetooth® speakers.

Serves as a convenient home base for your speaker.

Lets you play music while charging.

Available in Black.


Customer rating

4.6
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not thrilled with Bose Revolve Charging Cradle

    Posted
    bzm3j81
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    The Bose Revolve Charging Cradle will allow you to charge either the SoundLink Revolve or SoundLink Revolve+ speakers without having to constantly fumble with the micro-USB connector on the back of the speaker. Once the cradle is plugged in, you just need to sit the SoundLink Revolve(+) Speaker correctly and it will charge. A nice and easy solution to charging a decent speaker. Unfortunately, there are a few shortcomings. First, out of the box, there is no charging cord nor wall adapter included. You are only getting the charging cradle. Second, it is difficult to plug in micro-USB charging cord into the cradle. In order to plug this in, the cord needs to navigate its way about 2/3 of the way in from the back, and about 1/3 of the way in from one side along a channel that is almost too narrow for my stubby fingers while navigating a bend. Why not just plug into the back of the cradle? Third, its based on contact charging. I was hoping for inductive charging. Inductive charging has been charging electric toothbrushes and many cell phones for years. Instead, there are 4 small spring loaded contacts that transfer power from the cradle to the speaker. In order to align with the contacts correctly, there is a c-shaped feature on the top of the cradle that matches a c-shaped groove on the bottom of the speaker. I've taken to dropping the speaker onto the cradle and giving it a little twist to make sure I've gotten it onto the cradle correctly. Overall, the cradle does what its supposed to do. It charges the SoundLink Revolve(+) speaker. Unless I was constantly moving the speaker around and worried about the wear and tear of the speaker's micro-USB port, I probably would not recommend this cradle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charging Cradle Piles On Versatility to Revolve +

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
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    INTRODUCTION: The optional Bose Soundlink Revolve Charging Cable is a solid base made for Revolve & Revolve + wireless Bluetooth speakers. LIKES: 1- Allows Bluetooth Operation while charging 2- Super sleek look. 3- Adds solidity to the Revolve & Revolve + on your desk, due to the semi circle, rigid base, locking design. 4- Keeps the Revolve or Revolve + oriented in the precise direction for best microphone positioning. This makes phone calls clear & consistent. It achieves this clarity by the aforementioned semi circle, rigid base design that locks into the unit & eliminates rotation, keeping the microphone in the same location every time. 5- By offering the Charging Cradle as a separate purchase, the user can choose to add additional Cradles: i.e. keep one at work, one at home, one on the patio, etc. 6- Weighted base prevents tilting the Revolve or Revolve + over. 7- Rubber on bottom of base provides a firm foundation with no sliding or scratching delicate surfaces. 8- Hidden wire management feature routes USB cable from below at the front, around & all the way through the back of the cradle. This superior design allows the cable to have a much tighter bending radius with no rigid plug sticking out of the back. Simply installing a USB jack on the outside of the cradle would have been a less expensive & inferior design & is a common practice among highly respected competitive models. This little detail is impressive! 9- Gold contacts assure solid electrical contact for the 5 Volt, 1.6 Amp power supply at all times. 10- The Charging Cradle is shipped in 100% recyclable packaging & the Cradle itself is recyclable. DISLIKES: 1- None CONCLUSION: The meticulous attention to detail of the Charging Cradle illustrates the finesse that the Bose engineers & design team applied to the Revolve, the Revolve + & the Charging Cradle. I highly recommend purchasing the Charging Cradle to pair up with your choice of the excellent Revolve, or the Stunning Revolve + Versatile Bluetooth Powerhouse!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A “convenience” item...But one worth getting

    Posted
    Panther68
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    This is going to be about as simple a review as one could do…as the product, itself, is extremely simple. The Bose SoundLink Revolve Charging Cradle is……….a charging cradle for the just-released Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker. You can use the Revolve Bluetooth Speaker without purchasing the Revolve Charging Cradle, but you certainly wouldn’t buy the Charging Cradle without purchasing/owning the Revolve Bluetooth Speaker. Why? It would be akin to purchasing accessories for a car that you don’t own, and don’t intend to buy. Simply put, if you’re going to purchase the Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker (or already own one), then you WILL want the Revolve Charging Cradle. Yes, you can use the Revolve Bluetooth speaker without the charging cradle, but you will have to physically plug the microUSB cord into the speaker every time you need to charge it, and physically unplug it every time you want to take the speaker “on the go”. With the charging cradle, on the other hand, you keep the charging cord plugged into the cradle, never having to plug/unplug. To charge the Revolve speaker, just place the speaker on the cradle…and when you’re ready to take it with you, just lift it off the cradle. I realize this is, in essence, nothing more than a convenience thing…but, sometimes, “convenience” is what’s best. For example, there’s very little difference between the Bose Revolve Charging Cradle, and your typical wireless charging pad/cradle for cell phones (if you don’t count the four small metal contact points on the Bose charging cradle), but, when it comes to the cellphones my wife & I have, just placing them on one of our three wireless charging stands saves time…and, more importantly, when a call comes in, and you need to grab the phone quickly in order to answer it, being able to grab it without having to unplug it saves a lot of time (not to mention not missing calls because you couldn’t unplug & answer in time). Likewise, when you’re getting ready for your family picnic, day at the beach, or wherever else you might want to take your Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker, wouldn’t you prefer to “grab & go”, as opposed to having to unplug it? Do I recommend getting the charging cradle? Do bananas grow on trees? (HINT: the answer is the same for both questions) Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Accessory if your speaker will travel a lot

    Posted
    JoeBlow25
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    I am not sure what the pricing on this accessory will be so it's hard to really make a judgement on it's value. Basically, it is a charging cradle that allows you to just set the speaker on top of it to charge instead of having to plug/unplug the micro-USB cable from the speaker directly. I think it is a great accessory if: 1. You often take your Bose Revolve speaker with you when you leave your home. 2. You often move your speaker between rooms in your home. 3. If the place where you want to put your speaker is not close to a power outlet. For convenience, it is definitely better than having to unplug the USB cable and then plug it back in when the battery runs down. When you want to move the speaker, you can just pick it up and go. Build quality is nice, has some weight, but not too much and anti-slip pads on the bottom keep it in place. The bottom is metal, the top surface is plastic. To top surface is also keyed with a raised round feature that matches a round groove on the bottom of the Revolve speaker so that you don't have to fumble around to line up the speaker with the charging pins. It is a well designed accessory that not everyone will need, but is handy if the portability of the speaker is important to you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful, great quality, good build, fast

    Posted
    TrueReviews20
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    This charging cradle is meant to be used with the Bose Revolve or Revolve+. Make sure you have the right product! I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a sleek and simple way to charge your Revolve without the hassle of dealing with cables. The cradle looks great. It has a great matte finish and super slim, low profile. It can be integrated into any room/area without looking like an eye-sore. It functions so well and simple. All you need to do is place the speaker on top of the cradle! No locking/unlocking or buttons to fiddle with. Drop on and pick up off. it has a ring the fits in to the Revolve speaker to help with stability. It should be noted that there is no locking mechanism. If you are concern about children or pets knocking the speaker off the cradle, this might not be useful to you. Charges very quickly. Can get from low to full charge within a few hours. My biggest problem with this product: they don't include an additional wall-charger. You are expected to use the charger from the revolve speaker. Normally this is not an issue, but I expect a little more from Bose. This would give users the flexibility to have multiple chargers. In addition, this is a charging unit. Meaning the charger should be included! To be clear, you can still use this product right out of the box with the equipment included with your Revolve/Revolve+. Is this a great product? Yes! Would I recommend? Yes! Is this a necessity? No. Most people who can afford to purchase Bose, recognize the quality and level of product they are buying. If you want to add something nice and functional, buy this! It is not a necessity. The biggest thing you are gaining is the few extra seconds it would take to plug the speaker in to a charging cable versus dropping it drown. However, I love the look of this device and its quite functionally useful. Great product, great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    Posted
    Maclemoor
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    This cradle really isn't needed. The charging cord can go straight to the Bose speaker. Bose reasoning on the matter is on the box. 1) Keeps speaker charged and ready to go (so does the charging cord) 2) Works with Revolve speakers (well no duh) 3) Convenient home base for our speaker (again, if you want to have a platform that doesn't move, well I guess this is it??!) 4) Let's you play music while charging (so does the charging cord) Again, this little guy has to have the charging cord plugged in to it for it to work. Skip this guy, charge your cord straight to your speaker and keep it moving. Bose should have made this little guy a wireless charger then you would have had something. The material seems durable but it feels really light which means there's not too many components inside to make it a necessity. All you do is plug the cradle up, and drop the speaker on top. Nothing special unless you are the type that like to have the whole kit and Kaboodle. I wouldn't recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This cradle won't fall

    Posted
    FlyingC
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    This is a great add-on to the new Bose speaker. You can plug the charger (that comes with the speaker) into this and then forget about it. The speaker has charging contacts on the bottom that link up when the speaker magnetically snaps into place. You only have to make sure you have the speaker facing in the right general direction which is pretty obvious. The speaker plays some tones each time you set it in place or remove it from the charger. The battery indicator on top of the speaker also lets you know at a glance if you're charging or fully charged. Even though I don't plan to move the speaker around a lot and run on battery, it's still nice having the charging cradle for those occasional times I want to move it. Also, I've noticed that the speaker stays on and connected to my phone's bluetooth indefinitely while it's on the charging cradle. My older portable Bose speaker would go to sleep eventually even when it was on a/c power, and I always found that to be a little annoying. If I do want to have it go to sleep eventually (like listening to music before going to sleep), then I just take it off the cradle so it's on battery. Then, in the morning I can set it back on the cradle to charge up. While not absolutely necessary to have one of these for your Revolve, I don't think you would regret the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what the Revolve+ needed - charging made easy

    Posted
    BADog
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    The BOSE Revolve+ cradle is a great addition to an already great product. The packaging was small and simple. There was ONLY the cradle and instructions in the box. No cables. You must use an existing microUSB cable (also provided by the BOSE Revolve+ speaker). The only confusing design was the bottom and how the cable comes out. The cable is going to bend regardless, due to the design… why? I don’t know. It seems like the charging port would be in the middle (but same depth) with an option to bend left, right, or keep straight. Scratching my head on that one. Other than that, it works great and does its job. It gives the Revolve/Revolve+ a good base to sit on, and it appears to be “part” of the main unit when connected. The U-shaped insert insures that the unit is seated correctly in order to be in the charging state. The rubber bottom keeps the base from moving (as does the Revolve unit itself too). Very nice touch, BOSE!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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