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Bose® - Soundlink® Color Portable Bluetooth® Speaker II - Aquatic Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5331 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound coming out of this tiny speaker

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    Mitz
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    Great product but unfortunately doesn't come with its own USB cord to charge up the battery

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

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    Accord
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    Love the Bose products, I have the same unit. Ironically, I have the same problem with the USB port, as with this unit, which I bought for a friend as a gift. He returned his for an exchanged unit. The port for the usb on the unit does not align with the charging cord. I have to keep a weighted item on my unit to recharge it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

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    Jess
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    I love bose speaker they sound very clear and loud enough. This is great to travel. The downside is that the charger is an USB cord and is very short.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound , compact,easy to use

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    Yvon
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    Only 1 complaint is the charger. Had to order a wall charger. USB charger not convenient for my application

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it if you need a portable small speaker!

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    bigh
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    As mentioned in my other review, these little portable speakers have a long battery life, sound great and are so easy to use. My only drawback is that you have to have a USB block to charge it. Our older Bose Soundlink came with its own plug.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be more

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    Sassy
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    I do love the sound that the bose gives off, but would like it to come with a power adapter. That should not be extra. I was a bit disappointed when I tried to charge just through the usb and it seemed to take too long. I am using this in a classroom and it is sufficient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for a tiny speaker

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    JAST
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    Bose makes great speakers, and this is no exception. Water resistant, good base, no usb wall adapter included only cable. Great price. Perfect gift for a loved one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not all required equipment included

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    Jacob
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    Be aware that when you purchase this item you will not receive everything you need! I was extremely disappointed to realize that you are supposed to charge the speaker by plugging the USB cord into a USB wall outlet charger, but it wasn't included in the box!! I had to go back to Best Buy and spend another $20 bucks for a USB wall charger to charge the speaker!! Disappointing for such a name brand like Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a big improvement

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    Manchura
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    We had the prior model which was great for two years till the battery died. This version doesn't seem to have advantages - buttons aren't responsive, requires an app download, and oddly didn't come with the USB charger plug, just a cable. It still sounds fine, but use is less convenient. BECAUSE other products don't seem much better (we have 2 competing product) I will still recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Gift!

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    MusicMan929
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    I purchased several of these in different colors for some nicer gifts for staff members in my office. They were definitely surprised, but have all reported a great sound, nice portability, and decent battery life so far. They have been in their hands four about a month now and no complaints yet! Compared to the original Soundlink Color, I was impressed with the sound, and so much so I decided this could be an option for the gift we provided to the staff members. I would not have considered the original version. They were also purchased at a decent price around Memorial Day. So far, so good! Be warned that a USB cable comes with these. I contacted Bose customer service about the lack of the piece you plug into the wall, to which the USB cord connects for power. Customer service stated the adapter needs to be a 5V power output. You may want to confirm this with Bose prior to using! That was the biggest drawback, but after checking on this, the staff all had an adapter they could use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little speaker!

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    sentineltravis

    This 5" speaker doesn't take up much space, but fills the room with sound easily! While looking for a speaker for my office, I came across the Bose Soundlink Speaker II, and it's a perfect fit! Sets up in just a few seconds using Bluetooth or an AUX cord, and uses a micro USB for charging. My only complaint would be that the USB doesn't transfer audio, it's for charging only. This speaker has good strength and sound quality, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    incredible sound

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    debmom
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    Bought one for my daughter for Christmas and my husband could not believe the sound quality! He kept "borrowing" it. So I bought another one for him. The newer one did not include the charger plug as you can use any USB compatible power source. But the price is $10 more than the older version that included the full charging cord and plug.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker for Its Size

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    blackdaz
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    I've owned the original version of this speaker and had no complaints. In this version, they've made it water resistant, something that the first model hinted at but didn't deliver. Sound-wise, both sound very similar, although I feel the new version provides a bit more depth. My biggest complaint with the latest version is that it comes with a charging USB cord, but no charger, Bose hoping that those who buy this will have an extra charger sitting around. I really liked the slick folding charger that they had provided with the original version and am very disappointed that it wasn't supplied with the new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

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    reddog
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    Great little sound box. Has really good range on the Bluetooth. What you expect from those folks. . It didn't come with a USB power plug. I guess Bose thinks everyone has plenty of them laying around... you can never find one at my house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I recently had the opportunity to review the Bose

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    JACKKIM
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    I recently had the opportunity to review the Bose Soundlink II bluetooth speaker as part of the Best Buy Tech Insider Network. The speaker is packaged nicely, with instructions included in many languages. Pairing with my Samsung s7 was extremely fast and easy using bluetooth. The Bose soundlink II will allow you to connect up to 2 devices at once and switch between them. It has a built in speaker so you can make calls or contact google or siri right through the speaker. As with most Bose speaker products, the sound was very full with a natural tone. The quality of the sound was very good and the volume was surprisingly loud. Bose also has a free app you can download to your phone or device to control the speaker and switch between devices connected to the bose soundlink II. There is also a 3.5mm jack to plug in devices that might not have bluetooth capability. This Bose speaker is water resistant so a quick shower while your on the beach shouldn't cause any harm and it is rechargeable using almost any usb charging device. If you are someone who like to move around a lot or be outside and you like to listen to music or news while your doing it, this speaker will really make you happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a little package

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    beefrob
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    I recently had the opportunity to review the Bose Soundlink II bluetooth speaker as part of the Best Buy Tech Insider Network. The speaker is packaged nicely, with instructions included in many languages. Pairing with my Samsung s7 was extremely fast and easy using bluetooth. The Bose soundlink II will allow you to connect up to 2 devices at once and switch between them. It has a built in speaker so you can make calls or contact google or siri right through the speaker. As with most Bose speaker products, the sound was very full with a natural tone. The quality of the sound was very good and the volume was surprisingly loud. Bose also has a free app you can download to your phone or device to control the speaker and switch between devices connected to the bose soundlink II. There is also a 3.5mm jack to plug in devices that might not have bluetooth capability. This Bose speaker is water resistant so a quick shower while your on the beach shouldn't cause any harm and it is rechargeable using almost any usb charging device. If you are someone who like to move around a lot or be outside and you like to listen to music or news while your doing it, this speaker will really make you happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small size, Big Sound!!

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    Bmac
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    Upon getting the Bose Soundlink Color, I couldn't help but think that for such a small box, it was pretty heavy. Now I know why. Removing it from its box, it was my favorite color Blue, and to my surprise, I didn't realize it water resistant. It's silicone top layer and heavy base make it aesthetically one of the best wireless speakers I've ever seen. It's perfect for both indoors and outdoors and just the sound intensity and clarity alone are enough to make anyone fall in love with it. It was very simple to pair up with both my cellphone and laptop. I barely charged it and it satyed charged for hours. And it stayed connected whIle I moved around the house. I couldn't have asked for anything better as far as the speaker itself goes. The one thing I wasn't fond of is that while it did come with a USB cable to connect the speaker with a charging brick, it didn't come with the plug in adapter. . Luckily I had plenty, though I know not all are as fortunate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact Size offers Larger than Life Sound

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    GiimpyHands
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    I have been a huge Bose fan for years. I have to say the BoseR - SoundlinkR Color Bluetooth Speaker II has to be my favorite Bose product. The size of this bluetooth speaker compared to what it puts out is outstanding. I can take this speaker anywhere and get amazing sound. It links easily to your device with an app. It offers several languages to choose from when you set up. It charges quickly and holds a charge for several hours. Once I charged this and used it for 4 hours, I shut my device off, turned it on the next day and still had a full charge. I used it again for another 4 hours. I did this again the next day and still had plenty of charge. I was quite impressed with the longevity of the charge it held. I was also able to place the speaker in one room and change songs, the volume and playlists, etc. from my device from other rooms in the house. The speaker is lightweight, but sturdy. I had it sitting on the kitchen counter charging and without thinking flipped on the faucet. Some water splashed up on the counter and hit the speaker. Not a lot, but enough to make me think twice. The speaker didn't seem to notice it was a little wet. It never skipped a beat, just kept right on playing. Bottom line, if you're looking for a bluetooth speaker with a powerful punch to it, I would recommend the BoseR - SoundlinkR Color Bluetooth Speaker II. The only thing I would give you the head's up on is, the speaker is packaged with a charge cord, but does not include a USB box (you plug into the wall). So, if you're low on those, you may want to pick up an extra.

    I would recommend this to a friend