Bose SoundLink Mini II - A First Look

June 16, 2015

Just last week, Bose announced the launch of the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II, an update of its highly rated original. Marketed as a portable speaker with great sound quality, the first version was a resounding success worldwide. While we itch to lay our grubby hands on a unit for testing, here's a breakdown of the tech specs.
What's So Special?
Measuring 51 x 180 x 58 mm and weighing 1.5 lbs, this maintains the compact size and remains the smallest Bluetooth wireless speaker in Bose's range. It comes in Carbon and Pearl colors.

Here's a quick summary of improvements that the SoundLink Mini II boasts over the original:

1. Speakerphone function - It can now act as a speakerphone at the press of a button. Press again to let the music resume.

2. Longer battery life - The Mini II now generates 10 hours of playback instead of the previous 7 hours.

3. USB powered - Unlike the AC powered original, the new version now allows you to charge conveniently via a standard micro-USB port.

4. Multi-connect - You can play music on up to two devices at a time by pairing them up via Bluetooth. In addition, the 8 most recently used Bluetooth devices are stored in memory.

5. Easy pairing - The Mini II walks you through voice prompts to simplify the wireless Bluetooth pairing process.

The SoundLink Mini II is currently not available in Singapore. Customers can register their interest and will receive a notification when pre-orders will start (expected to be mid-June 2015).

This will go for a cool SGD 329, an arguably decent price for a product of this quality. 5 colored soft covers are sold separately at SGD 39 each.

We await with bated breath how the Mini II will fare. Stay tuned for a product review.

Update (18 Sep 2016)
Here's the long awaited review of the Bose SoundLink Mini II. Why did we take so long to deliver? Read on.

Where To Buy
If you like what you have read, do feel free to support me by buying either the Carbon or Pearl variants from Amazon via this affiliate link. Prices start from USD 199.

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Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless II
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