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Bose Portable Home Speaker

MSRP 349 USDNEX score 70%

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Product Overview

Bose Portable Home Speaker is a compact Bluetooth / WiFi wireless speaker that delivers 360-degree sound and deep bass. It is easy to move around from room to room or even to be taken outside.
Anywhere with WiFi, the user can control it with voice and stream music directly from the cloud. Outside WiFi range, it behaves like any other portable speaker with your mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth and listen to anything you can play on your device.

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Ratings

What we found**

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

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Great battery life
  • Gorgeous design
Cons
  • Lacks bass depth
  • No Google Play or YouTube Music support
  • No AUX connectivity
  • No Bluetooth stereo-pairing
  • No speakerphone
  • Doesn't support Drop In
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth, WiFi

Dimensions

Size | Depth
104 mm
Size | Height
192 mm
Size | Width
119 mm
Weight
1.06 kg

Function

Weather Resistance
IPX4

Production

Debut
2019-08-22

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker review: Great sound, anywhere. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/speaker-reviews/bose-portable-home-speaker-review/. 2019-11-11. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/bose-portable-home-speaker. 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/bose-portable-home-speaker-3787360/. 2020-05-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/bose-portable-home-speaker. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Bose Portable Home Speaker Review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/bose-portable-home-speaker. 2019-10-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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