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Bose® - SoundLink® Mini Soft Cover - Charcoal Black-Front_Standard
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    Can Sound Link Mini speaker be connected to AC power source all the time without damaging the battery?   (3 Answers)

    By DK September 27, 2013.

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      The Bose Soundlink Mini has a lithium Ion battery. Lithium Ion batteries have been shown to lose capacity if constantly charged. On the flipside, completely discharging them for an extended period of time will also diminish their capacity. They are much more durable to the older NiMH and NiCd batteries as they do not suffer from "memory effect". The Bose Soundlink Mini has a multi-colored power indicator. Flashing yellow means charging. Green is a charge of 70%-100%. Solid yellow is 20%-70%. Red indicates 20% or below. Ideally you will want to keep the charge between 20%-100%. I would recommend charging it full then using it wireless. Once it hits yellow, use it for a few more hours wireless while still yellow then charge it fully. This should maximize battery life. Luckily for you. Bose made this speaker with a replaceable battery while virtually all other Bluetooth speakers have an un-serviceable battery.

      By bldrnnr October 20, 2013.

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      Does it damage anything if you use it while it is on the charging dock?   (3 Answers)

      By Satisfied Customer September 7, 2013.

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        Our SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker is designed to be used whether it is actively charging or not. There is no concern when using it while charging, although it will charge at a slower rate. Thanks for the question!

        By Bose support September 9, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Can multiple speakers be linked to a single device?   (5 Answers)

      By MusicBuff August 7, 2013.

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        Bluetooth only allows two devices to be connected with streaming music. Your source device (tablet, phone, etc.) can only be connected to one Bluetooth speaker at any given time. Thanks!

        By Bose support August 12, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Does this item have a 3.5mm input?   (2 Answers)

      In addition to my bluetooth smartphone, I have an old mp3 player without bluetooth and would like to be able to use it with a speaker.

      By Anonymous August 24, 2013.

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        Yes. The SoundLink Mini speaker features a standard 3.5mm AUX input on the back that can be connected to a non-Bluetooth device with a headphone jack. Thanks!

        By Bose support August 26, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Can it be used with an iPad?   (3 Answers)

      By Anonymous November 21, 2013.

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        Yes! This product is compatible with the iPad! It works well with any tablet or mobile device which supports audio Bluetooth. Thanks for the question!

        By Bose support November 22, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Why does the Bose Mini have a mini USB port on its bottom ?   (4 Answers)

      By M. September 16, 2013.

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        Thank you for your question. The USB connection on the SoundLink Mini speaker is for possible future software updates. (Currently there are no updates available.)

        By Bose support September 16, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Is there a way to power this with AC to avoid using the Li-ion battery?   (3 Answers)

      I like the portability of this device, but would also like to use it as a stationary computer speaker which would mean I'd have it powered on most hours of the day. To avoid straining the battery, is there an option to plug it in directly to an outlet? If turned on while sitting on the dock, does it use the battery or the incoming current from the AC?

      By Anonymous November 5, 2013.

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        When connected to an outlet our SoundLink Mini speaker does not receive its power from the battery, only from the A/C current. The system comes packaged with a wall charger. Thanks!

        By Bose support November 6, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Does it work as a speakerphone as well?   (3 Answers)

      By madbrewer August 7, 2013.

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        Our SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker does not support any calling functions. It will only receive stereo music via Bluetooth. Thanks for the question!

        By Bose support August 12, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Compatible with XM Radio?   (3 Answers)

      Does this speaker work with the XM radio home kit?

      By mbmartinez2012 August 14, 2013.

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        An XM radio home kit can be connected to the rear 3.5 mm AUX input on our SoundLink Mobile Bluetooth speaker. Thanks!

        By Bose support August 14, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      Is this compatible with a Samsung phone   (3 Answers)

      By Anonymous August 7, 2013.

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        Yes, all devices capable of connecting via bluetooth

        By NicholasA August 7, 2013.

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