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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2202 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound AND Portable...Can't Ask For Much More

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    Panther68
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    INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: The Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker is, in its simplest form, a “reworked” version of their other SoundLink speakers, coming closest to the SoundTouch 10 Speaker in terms of size, sound quality, and functionality. Take note that there will also be a slightly larger model, called the Revolve+, which, likewise, would come close to the SoundTouch 20 Speaker. The biggest differences are in the shape (they are round cylinders, similar to an Amazon Echo), as well as the fact that they are portable, ala other SoundLink devices. First, the shape…a cylindrical speaker is a bit strange, but, at the same time, different in a somewhat pleasing way, as it doesn’t scream “I’m a speaker”. From the base, working up, it narrows slightly, having all control buttons on its top. TheRevolve + is a slightly larger, and taller, version of the same speaker (it also has a carrying handle, giving it somewhat if a “lantern” appearance), to which I’m going to assume it has a slightly larger diameter speaker…but I can’t confirm this, not having actually seen one. BATTERY, DISTANCE, AND WATER RESISTANCE: Where portability, and battery life, is a concern, the Revolve lasts up to 12 hours, while the Revolve+ model will have a 16-hour charge. In charging both speakers, you have two choices – plugging the microUSB cable directly into the Revolve speakers, or purchasing ($30) the optional SoundLink Revolve Charging Cradle. I HIGHLY recommend the cradle, as it will not only save you time in plugging/unplugging, but, over time, the speaker’s connection could get damaged. Additionally…and, more importantly…when using the Revolve speaker at home, place it on the Charging Cradle to keep it fully charged, while still using it. In terms of distance, inside the house, I was able to maintain connectivity to my cell phone (my “music player”, with well over 100GB of MP3s encoded @ 256Mbps) for approximately 25-30 feet, which is about average where Bluetooth is concerned. However, in terms of music quality, I found it best to maintain a distance no greater than 20 feet, as signal, and thus sound quality, quickly degraded beyond that point. Outside, on the other hand, was a different story…great sound quality was maintained to approximately 30 feet, “decent” to approximately 35-40 feet, with signal loss taking place at 45 feet. This was, to say the least, better than my expectations. I can’t say that every connected device will achieve this…some will be less, and others could possibly be more. While not the greatest in “water protection”, let it be known that the Revolve Speakers do have an IP rating of 04, meaning that they are NOT protected against solids, and where liquids are concerned, “water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect” (info obtained from dsmt.com). SOUND QUALITY: Of course, the whole purpose of a speaker is to play music. So, how do they sound? Let’s just say I’ve never been a huge fan of Bose products. They produce really good-quality sound, but tend to be overpriced for what they are. In other words, you’re paying a decent amount for the ‘Bose’ name. That’s NOT saying Bose products are bad, or that they produce bad-quality sound – they ARE good, and they DO produce great sound…but, you can usually find equal-quality products, producing better-quality sound, for the same, or less, money. That being said, the Bose Revolve Bluetooth Speaker lives up to the Bose reputation – it produces really good-quality sound, but costs more than I truly believe it’s worth. ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS: The best part of the Revolve speaker is…or, better yet, will be (once officially released)…the Bose apps (Bose SoundTouch and/or Bose Connect). To be honest, I haven’t had the opportunity to use them, I did speak with the manager of a local Bose store, so the following is based on what he told me. Additionally, I’m not 100% certain of both apps, or only one, will be used with the Revolve speakers. Anyway, moving on…according to what I was told, the app(s) will give you the ability to adjust tonality, so as to give the illusion of being in different areas (concert hall, stadium, small hall, large hall, etc). Additionally, it will provide “party mode” (the same sound emanating from multiple paired Revolve Speakers), as well as “stereo mode” (the “left” audio out of one speaker, & “right” audio out of the other speaker, when two speakers are paired). FINAL VERDICT: The Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker (and its larger Revolve+ sibling) lives up to the Bose reputation, producing very good quality (heck, I’ll even go so far as to say somewhat better than “very good”) sound, and being a great, well-built product. The fact that it’s a portable Bluetooth speaker, and still producing sound of this quality, is even better. The “icing on the cake” is the (optional) Charging Cradle, making charging the revolve speaker(s) a simple, effortless task. Would I recommend the Bose Revolve Speaker? If I completely disregard my not being a big Bose fan, the answer is “absolutely”. Even knowing I’m not a Bose fan, my answer would still be “yes”. Bose has produced a great product, with a better-than-very-good sound quality, at a price that is on par with similar products. What give the advantage over those “similar products” is the Charging Cradle, as well as the Bose apps. The Revolve Speaker is, on its own, already a great product…but, when combined with the apps & Charging Cradle (which, at only $30, is an excellent value), everything is even better. 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

    Baby Bose Big Sound

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    Maclemoor
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    Everyone knows what Bose is known for and this little guy doesn’t stray from that. Straight off the back of the box you are informed; Deep, loud and immersive sound (I agree but the speaker is only size of your hand so don’t expect your whole home to be immersed) True 360-degree sound (I agree, spun the entire speaker and there were no missing sounds throughout) This really helps when you have it in a mutual spot and don’t want to exclude an area. Con to this is you may want to direct the music but can’t since it’s a full 360, so be careful where you put it. Water resistant and durable (doesn’t mean put it in the water but this guy is so small I can carry it to the tub, take a bath or shower, take it outside while I bar-b-que and then back inside to the kitchen while I finish cooking. One speaker for every location inside and outside my home). Right now its bedside because I’m sick, so I play jazz music to help me go to sleep. Bose Connect App enhances control (again back to how I’m using it now, instead of reaching over to change the song or volume, I just keep my phone close by, which I already do and control this little guy from my cell phone thru the app. Easy peezy) Con to connecting to your phone is getting messages, emails and phones to interrupt your music. Even more of a con, is if you have guests and other ppl connect to your Bose and decide to have a full conversation on your bose speaker, not cool. To avoid this just tell them to turn on ‘do not disturb’ and all should be fine. Up to 12 hours per full charge is really impressive. I see no reason for this not to happen unless you don’t let it play through and change the song, volume and such every 2 minutes. Set up was really easy. 1) I plugged in the cord to the Bose and then the cord to the wall plug, then plug that into a wall power source. 2) Then I pressed the plus sign and looked for English. Surprise, it’s the first language, so then I pressed the multi-use button and it was ready to pair. After pairing it through my Bose app, I changed its name (personal choice) and some other features to make it more functional to myself. Not too excited on trying to figure out what the Multi-use button will mean when I’m trying to use it. once for voice command, or play or pause or pick up the phone or hand up the phone. Heck I’m confused and the directions leave much to be desired or figured out in this case. Hah. The battery charging colors are pretty simple, green is good, blinking orange is charging, solid orange is half charged and red is Need to charge. The Bluetooth button will stay on when its connected to something. Overall I like the size and feel. The sound is synonymous to Bose quality but I’m not a fan of the multiuse button or the function that connects your calls and notifications to the speaker. The multiuse button does connect you to siri if you have an iphone and you can talk to it and ask it questions (what’s the weather, play a son, who won a game, cool right). Not sure if its small enough or the right shape to travel with either. I’ll give it a go and report back. It has a good design, so I say pop it in the middle of large room and let it play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    In a word - solid

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    Jules
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    tl;dr Great output for a small speaker, with low-, mid-, and high- range. Easy setup, stable BT, bad power adapter design, simple but useful app. I'm relatively new to BT speakers because I never had much of a need, but a while back I got a Big Magicbox and was pleased with the portability and performance. I used it only for listening to news, podcasts, and audiobooks because it was never for music anyway - it falls way short for that. Now that I have this Revolve, I'm practically blown away by the full (and loud!), generous sound I can have from a small speaker (the same size as the Magicbox). Now I have a decent portable speaker for music, and the volume doesn't need to be turned up to sound good. I've got a good component system, but the Revolve lets me take music outside and elsewhere. Since Bose specs are mostly a secret and online shopping can't provide the real audio experience, all I can say is that the output doesn't sound cheap. Since it is Bose, it had better not. The 360 degree design is implemented well. On the Revolve, two devices can be paired at one time meaning you can switch (using the app or the button on top) between them and not have to bother with pairing and unpairing. The only limitation here is that, in order to use the Bose Connect app for volume, BT selection, audio controls, etc you have to reserve one of the two connections for the app on your phone (or tablet). There is an aux jack and a micro usb jack on the side toward the bottom, and a charging cradle point and pole mount threads on the bottom. The Revolve comes with a usb-to-micro usb cord and power adapter. About that stupid adapter - it's huge and is best plugged into the bottom of a wall outlet or the single wide-spaced outlet at the end of some power strips. Otherwise you're blocking more than is desirable. But, it is pretty flat. I guess that's good but it doesn't make up for how wide it is. Wall charging uses the usb cord and power adapter. I don't yet know how long a full charge takes, but going from 50% to 100% was a matter of about an hour. Alternatively, there is a charging cradle available separately. I've gotten moer than 10 hours with a recharge. I don't know how low the battery was at that point and can't yet say how long it can go on idle. The speaker is packaged with nearly zero information introducing it or using it, but setup is practically done once you plug it in. I played with the buttons on the top to see what they do and they are almost straighforward. Volume up and down, power, bluetooth (press multiple times to initiate pairing and choose between connections), aux/usb input selector (press multiple times to switch between modes), and the last (at 6 o'clock) is one I haven't yet quite figured out. One point to note - the serial number is not on the box but it is imprinted on the bottom rubber-like pad, though it is very, very small and rather indistinct. Since everyone needs their serial number at some point, it's nice to know that it is accessible in the app. Whew. My underperforming eyes were glad to see it. Bluetooth performance is outstanding so far. Quick to pair and there have been no drops in the week or so that I've used this. It handled an incoming call (on the paired phone) by announcing it, including the number. All in all, solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tons of sound, but lacking in the bottom end!

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    IronHorseGPS
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    The mystery is finally revealed - The Bose Revolve Bluetooth Speaker is here and it is ready to wow owners with whole room or home sound! Easy to use, easy to setup, the newest speaker from Bose has tons of sound from across the sound spectrum, but can be lacking a bit in the bottom end if you are not using HD sound recordings. PROS - Enough sound to fill a room or a home! - Amazing quality of sound across the spectrum, you can hear every note and sound well - Minimal footprint - Wireless - Bluetooth - Easy Setup, Easy Connect - Solid, Well built - The must-have companion Charging Dock make for easy, no-nonsense charging - Quick charge, 1 hour to full charge CONS - Low end sounds can suffer with poor quality recordings - Only HD/Digital Recordings are recommended on this unit Battery Life still uncertain. Appears to be approximately 8-10 hours on complete charge with constant use, but this is only a guess based on 1 hour of use and 90% battery remaining. The only reason for 4 out of 5 star rating is the cost to low end frequency sound. I am concerned that not everyone will have access to HD quality sound recordings. Older non-digital recordings didn't have the same crisp sound quality on this speaker and lost the quality mostly in the lows... it got swampy and muddy. Yes, this was a result of the quality of recording, not the equipment, but when you pay for premium equipment you expect some correction for this as well, thus my rating. On everything recorded digitally, it was amazing! Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth Speaker With A Twist

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    DaveG
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    As a general rule, I'm not a big fan of "portable' speakers. If I want to listen to music, I turn on the home stereo and choose the proper input - CD, Pandora, AirPlay, etc...Call me old (I prefer the term Vintage). I have to admit, there are times where having a portable speaker is handy. Working in the yard, the garage (I do have a stereo there too), sitting on the patio (I have outdoor speakers)...clearly there's a market for them, I'm just not the target demographic. However...Bose did something unique - they added a microphone! They might not be the first to have done this, but this is the first I've seen. So now you can make phone calls (or Skype, FaceTime, etc) from the same device. Pretty slick. Pairing to my iPhone was easy - I assume it'll also be easy for Android users as well. There's a Bose Connect app which allows you to control certain other functions, but not critical to the operation. It does allow you do turn off voice prompts - if my wife had to hear "Connected to Dave's iPhone. Disconnected from Dave's iPhone. Ready to connect. Ready to connect. Ready to connect." she was going to strangle me. Phew. One more day without marriage counseling. Let's talk sound quality... There's the old adage - No highs. No lows. It's gotta be Bose - and there's always been a bit of truth to that. That said, Bose makes a quality product. Is it "accurate"? Eh. Does it have a flat frequency response? Maybe? Does it allow you to enjoy your music? Yes! I felt the Revolve got plenty loud for my liking. I thought there was a warmth listening to different music (rock, pop, etc) that wasn't exhausting to listen to for extended periods of time. I didn't use it long enough to check battery life, but it lasted for several hours at moderate volume. It also provides a nice 360* listening environment. Spinning the Revolve around, I wasn't able to locate the exact position of the internal speakers. I made a few phone calls using the microphone and nobody complained. On the speaker end it seemed to level out different voices pretty well. Different people speak at different volumes, but they seemed to level out very nicely. I want to find a way to use this in the office as it'd be great in a conference room. Bose also included a 3.5mm input for those who don't/can't use bluetooth. Again, this isn't a big deal, but nice to have. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. It is perfect for smaller rooms where you just want to listen to music. My name is Dave and I'm a member of Best Buy's Tech Insider Network. I was sent this at no charge in exchange for an honest review. I'm a life-long techie with a real job and just do this for fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hefty portable speaker with Bose quality sound!

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    GadgetGuy1981
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    The new Soundlink Revolve was worth every minute of the wait! This little guy is very compact, with a slightly conical, beer can shape, and while small in stature, can fill a room as well as its larger Soundlink 3 brethren. I'm coming from a Jabra Solemate and several smaller waterproof Anker and iHome speakers, and this is definitely the best sounding of my bunch as it relates to clear, rich, LOUD sound! This thing is also made with some premium body materials. The Revolve seems to be constructed from some type of Magnesium/Aluminum core body with a top-cap control panel that is rubberized and seems quite durable. Some very durable and textured polycarbonates bring up the base, making this a seemingly rugged device, yet upscale enough in appearance that I'd wished they included a carry bag/protector case of some kind. Knowing BOSE that will come along as a pricey accessory just in time for back-to-school or the holiday shopping season! The volume range is excellent. I took some time to get this review in so that I could try the speaker as the sole background music provider at a few spring family functions, including a kids party where princess movie soundtracks easily filled our party of 100 and lasted way longer than the 4 hour party.People could even hear the songs clearly over the chatter of our party room. I really don't have any complaints, other than the lack of protective gear and the relative sensitivity to scratches and dings the body seems to have due to the premium materials, and one other thing that we shouldn't even be talking about in 2017 when it comes to premium brands - The USB connector! Why, BOSE, why! Why did you put MicroUSB on this new flagship portable device instead of the now-almost-standard USB Type C! This device isn't particularly thin or small where the Type C port would cost you form over function, and these kinds of new portable devices should ALL be standardizing on the new connector, particularly those that were developed so recently and are being released as a new form factor and new model in 2017. If this had Type-C connectivity for charging/updates/etc. It would be an easy 5-star device. Since a charging cradle is offered this is a lesser issue, but it still bothers me to see those tiny, one-way, fault-ridden ports on modern, premium devices such as this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice speaker with some strange design choices.

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    MrMike
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    For 2017 BOSE has released a couple new wireless bluetooth speakers. Both the SoundLink Revolve and the SoundLink Revolve+ allow you to wirelessly send sound from your bluetooth compatible device (phone, tablet, computer) to the small portable speaker. For this review, I tried the smaller SoundLink Revolve. Upon opening the packaging, I was surprised how small the speaker is. It's about the size of a can of soda. This lends itself pretty well to its portable nature. I plugged the speaker into the cable and the wall wart for a charge. There is a charging dock, but that item is sold separately. I highly recommend getting the dock if you plan to move the speaker to different locations frequently. Having to replug the charging cable every couple of days becomes a little bit of a nuccessence. After the charging session, I was able to pair the speaker with my iPhone without issue. It wasn't as seamless as devices that including Apple's new W1 chip, but bluetooth pairing is pretty simple these days. I think the days of troublesome pairings are gone for most quality products. First thing I tried was some music from Spotify. I was pleasantly surprised with the sound. It wasn't too bad. Maybe good for a dorm room or an outdoor patio space. The 360 sound was nice but I typically shove my speakers in a corner somewhere, so that functionality is often lost. Sound is very particular to each person and the type of music they listen to, so it's often hard to cover too much of that in a review but this does a nice job in a small form factor. I'm a little surprised in 2017 that BOSE hasn't added WiFi functionality to either of the Revolve speakers. I'm not a huge fan of having to leave my phone near the speaker whenever I want to listen to something. There are other products in a similar price range that play 360 degree sound and can stream music and podcasts from service providers wirelessly over your wifi network. I feel that overall this speaker is really intended for the BOSE fan who needs a portable speaker where there might be no wifi signal. Maybe a beach, a hotel room or a backyard patio far away from a house. The sound and charge life are good, just feel the whole package could have been a bit better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound in a small speaker

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    Shail
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    The speaker sound pretty good for it's size. I am no audiophile and don't really have an ear for details but I enjoy this speaker. It sounds better than my older JBL charge 2+ speaker and few other speakers that I have heard. The sound is real 360 degree and it easily fills up the biggest room in my house. It maintains the sound quality even at the max volumes (you would expect that from a $200 speaker :)). It sounds good even outdoor and in my backyard. It's small size makes it easy to carry. It holds the battery pretty good. I play it for around 30 mins everyday and I haven't charged it for almost 2 weeks. So both playback as well as stand by battery performance seems to be good. It's shock and IPX4 water resistant which means it can handle mild shocks and splashes. So, overall a pretty good speaker which sounds very good and easy to handle because if it's size and specifications (long batter life, shock and water resistance).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best sound

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    Ducky
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    I’m not a Bose fan but of all the different devices available for me to listen to at the store this unit produced the best sound at different volume levels. Even better than the plus. Actually I went to the store to buy the JBL because I liked their sound...at least until I compare the two side by side. So why only 4 star and not 5? Well I’ve only used it a handful of times may 10 and it has dropped the Bluetooth signal 3 times, it’s paired to my iPhone 8 Plus. Also the rubber like material wrapped around the top...feels like it’s going to stretch and peel after a year or two. How would I know that after only having the until for like a month? Because it’s the same material they used on the wireless sport headphones, and I had those for 1.5 years and all of the rubber peeled off. Would I recommend this unit? Depends on what you want to use it for, how loud you are going play it and how clear you like your music to sound. If you want the best sound but Don’t mind that it’s not the loudest in the market then this unit is for you...and don’t buy the plus there is a lot of sound distortion at higher volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound

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    ladilyn
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    I had my teenager put this through its paces as I thought this was perfect for the summer when people don't stay put but move around. This way, the music could continue. The sound is very good, but with the brand that is to be expected. The bass could be better but it is still okay but then my teen looooves bass so that needs to be considered. It projects enough that inside the house the music could be heard in all rooms, both upstairs and down. The reason for the 4 stars rather than 5 is the disappointment as to the range when we were outside. If the speaker was on the front porch, it would cut out if my teen was a bit over half way down the side of our house. We tried both sides to see if there was some kind of interference but it cut out at approximately the same distance. Next we tried walking to the front of our property which is a bit further than the length of the house (about 40 feet) and, yep, cut out again. So, we like the speaker for inside and as long as we stay in the general vicinity, it is a great addition to our outdoor activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound

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    zeener86

    I was looking forward to using a speaker with good sound and that was easy to use. I want to use it outside. I want to use it inside. This speaker did both quite nicely. It was easy to set up an easy to sync. It does annoy me a bit that I have to download an app to use the speaker I would really prefer to skip that particular step. The sound was great it was good for both music and a lot of audiobooks will listen to on it. The battery has a pretty good life and it was quick to charge I have only had to charge it once and I've used it for several hours. I would most definitely recommend the speaker for someone who is looking for a simple to use and good sounding speaker. It is not overly loud so it is not going to fill up an entire party with music, however a house and daily use is fantastic. I was a volunteer tester of this product and I am posting this review with no reward or payment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good solid quality

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    PercussionJunkie
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    I bought this primarily to listen to Audible books when I’m working around the house, taking showers, moving from room to room, etc. It is loud and clear enough for me to hear the speaker when I’m in the shower, but I do find that the speaker reverberates a bit at the higher volumes. That is solved by change of volume, however I find it doesn’t change volume easily on the speaker; I recommend you adjust volume on the device you are using instead. Love the design (360 degrees) and the weight/ solidity of the speaker too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    To these ears a good all round sound

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    Camperjoe
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    The is not a bass heavy my kids gonna love it kind of speaker. To my untrained ears the sound is even with maybe just a touch of shrill if the volume gets cranks up a lot. Best suited to enclosed surroundings, indoors with you not being off 20' away from the speaker. Controls are simple and connection to my LG6 was easy and painless. Rubberized bottom and top help you get a firm grip and give the speaker a solid footing. Can't speak to max battery life, mine is not away from its charger for more than 6-8 hours. I am pleased with the performance and if you don't absolutely have to have a bass heavy portable blue tooth speaker for EDM consider this speaker. 4 out of 5 stars because it could be 10% cheaper easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

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    mrssand
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    This speaker sounded better in the store. I'm not sure why. I also wish it had a better range. I have it near the treadmill and it works great for music and connecting to your laptop to watch videos. I tried to connect it to my television and the range was not the greatest. It kept cutting out. It's a little annoying when it loses bluetooth connection. It repeatedly reminds you that it's ready to connect. The other bad thing is that is will only connect to 2 devices at a time. So you have to delete it from a device if you want to add it to a 3rd. Overall, it's a pretty good speaker and is doing what I intended, to be able to listen to music and videos while walking on the treadmill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just Awesome

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    alpha1906

    The Bose SoundLink Resolve has an amazing sound for such a small speaker as with the case with most Bose products. I am amazed at the quality of the sound. I used this speaker to play music from my iPhone. I am in a condo and I had the music going and my neighbors that I was having a party (LOL) because of the clarity and power of the small speaker. I used this bluetooth speaker in the morning to wake me up. It was super easy to connect to my iPhone and I like how its says what its connected to when it links and that when you turn on the speaker it always tells you the battery usage remaining. Overall a great speaker, I am thinking about purchasing another one so that I can have surround sound in the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't update firmware

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    benq2765
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    Really love the Revolve. Bought two since they can be linked and played at the same time in different locations. As with most things today had to go online to find out how to do this, no problem. The first thing you are told to do is update your firm ware. DO NOT DO THIS!! Boise has a bug in the update and once update is complete the only way to fix it is send the speakers to Boise. You loose all volume control. No control from the speaker, your computer or whatever device it is connected to. As stated at the beginning love the speakers before the update. Sent mine in 14 days ago and still nothing back from Boise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, portable sound... a bit pricy

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    Jenni09876
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    I purchased this speaker after trying and returning 2 other Bose speakers. The soundlink mini 2 blew me away sound-wise but only if you were sitting directly in front of it. I also had some skipping issues with Bluetooth so returned it. Tried another shelf style Bose and found the sound to be really flat. The Revolve is perfect for my home office, is loud enough for personal or small groups and works well with echo. My only complaint is that the charging cradle does not come with the item and costs an additional $29.00. For a $200 mono Bluetooth speaker, this feels a bit like robbery. Happy with the purchase but, in hindsight, would wait until this goes on sale. 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound Quality

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    jpatterson34
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    The Bose Revolve Bluetooth speaker delivers the quality sound that you would expect from a Bose product. It is loud enough for me to hear throughout my 2200 sq ft house. It works out great to take outside by my pool as well. It is light weight and very portable. The only reason I am rating it a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the connectivity to my wireless device. I have to toggle off my bluetooth on my phone before it will recognize my device to pair to it. I don't have this issue with any other bluetooth devices. It is definitely a powerful little speaker. The battery lasts a long time and always tells you how much battery is left when you power up - this is a great feature!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

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    Ezekiel
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    This speaker is great all around. First of all the construction is incredible, very strong and sturdy materials. The sound quality is clear, crisp and the bass is awesome. You can actually hear the minimal details in songs as it holds strong vs any Bluetooth speaker out there. The speaker battery life is pretty nice as well lasting close to about 10 he's. I will say that where this speaker fails is connecting multiple devices over Bluetooth. It was a pain trying to configure multiple devices and actually get connected. I had to clear the list a couple times by resetting the device. But overall I'm happy with the purchase, no ragrets!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but nice looking

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    Enrique
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This sounds on par with, maybe slightly better than some of the $100-$150 Bluetooth speakers out there, but it is by far the most grown-up and refined looking. The Bose app is also a plus, which allows you to connect your Bose BTS together for stereo or party mode. Honestly if the Soundlink micro had an Aux input I would probably just recommend buying two of those, but this is definitely a nice speaker that looks more grown up than the fuzzy neon colored options out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend