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Bose Portable Home Speaker Review Rundown

BosePublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 70%
Pros**
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Built-in Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Easy setup and control
  • Water-resistant build
Cons**
  • Battery life could be better

Summary

Bose Portable Home Speaker delivers Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control with powerful wireless audio for its size, if not its price. The $350 speaker manages to balance portability, ruggedness, sound quality, and smart speaker features in a single well-designed product.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The $350 Bose Portable Home Speaker manages to balance portability, ruggedness, sound quality, and smart speaker features in a single well-designed product. Despite the excellent mic array, there's no speakerphone function and no Bluetooth stereo-pairing, both of which are offered on the company's dedicated Bluetooth speakers. Sonos' new $399 Move speaker is a direct competitor and it also lacks these features when in Bluetooth mode. The Ultimate Ears Megablast gives you Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and longer battery life, but it's Alexa-only.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 360-degree sound
  • Great battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • No speakerphone
  • No Bluetooth stereo-pairing

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Bose Portable Home Speaker is one of the more intuitive smart models we've tested. While it delivers impressive power for its size, the overall audio experience isn't perfect. If you're looking for a stronger audio experience from a smart speaker, consider the $400 Marshall Stanmore II.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance
  • Powerful Alexa and Google Assistant voice control
  • Easy to set up
Cons[**]
  • Lacks bass depth

techadvisor[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Bose Portable Home Speaker is part of Bose's smart speaker range. It has built-in support for both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Sound is strong, and both the battery life and design impress. I just wish the smart support was a little less patchy and for the charging cradle to be a little cheaper.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great sound quality
  • Great battery life
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Cons[**]
  • No Google Play or YouTube Music support
  • Bass isn’t the best

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Bose Portable Home Speaker is a smart speaker with both Google Assistant and Alexa built-in. It can play music from Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, Amazon Music, TuneIn, and more, as well as AirPlay 2 for iPhone and iPad users. It has a 12-hour battery life from a single charge, but this pales in comparison to the 24 hours offered by the Tribit XSound Go.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Well-balanced soundstage
  • Alexa built-in
Cons[**]
  • No AUX connectivity

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Bose Portable Home Speaker pairs with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control. On Wi-Fi, you can use the Bose Music app, Airplay 2 or Spotify Connect to control your soundtrack. The speaker is rated IPX 4, meaning it can withstand a simple splash but not much else.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great sound quality
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't support Drop In
  • No Drop In

References

1. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker review: Great sound, anywhere. digitaltrends. 2019-11-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker Review. pcmag. 2019-10-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker review. techadvisor. 2020-05-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker review. techradar. 2020-01-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker Review. tomsguide. 2019-10-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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