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Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker (Black)

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Our take on the Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker

Bose® knows sound. So it's not surprising that the compact Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth speaker can produce a big sound that's clear and clean. This portable speaker not only has an "outdoor voice," it's got the build to match. The SoundLink® Micro's soft, silicone enclosure makes it waterproof, shock-resistant, and sand- and dust-proof. And its thick silicone strap is also tear-resistant.

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Bose SoundLink Micro Blueooth speaker

Bose® knows sound. So it's not surprising that the compact Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth speaker can produce a big sound that's clear and clean. This portable speaker not only has an "outdoor voice," it's got the build to match. The SoundLink® Micro's soft, silicone enclosure makes it waterproof, shock-resistant, and sand- and dust-proof. And its thick silicone strap is also tear-resistant.

Voice prompts, and hands-free operation

Use the SoundLink® Micro's built-in microphone for hands-free conversations with your paired smartphone. The speaker also lets you access your Siri® or Google Assistant™ voice controllers to use your smartphone hands-free. Voice prompts guide you through the pairing process, making it super easy. 

Bose® Connect app

With the free Bose® Connect app you can do even more. You can pair two SoundLink® Micros together for spacious stereo sound. Or select Party Mode to have both plays simultaneously, doubling the volume. The app can also control other Bose® SoundLink® products, so you can operate them all from your phone.

Product Highlights:

  • stream music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, and other devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • custom-mounted transducer with passive radiators for clear, strong sound
  • IPX7-rated waterproof, dirt-proof, and shock-resistant
  • top-mounted controls for play and skip
  • Bose® Connect app:
    • available from iTunes App Store® and Google Play
    • lets you link two SoundLink® Micro speakers for Stereo or Party Mode
    • lets you adjust EQ settings
    • unlocks additional features and updates
  • built-in microphone
    • hands-free conversations with paired smartphone
    • access your paired phone's Siri or Google Assistant™
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 6 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • soft silicone enclosure with tear-resistant silicone strap
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 20" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Good sounding Bose speaker. Not quite on par with my Mini Soundlink but the price point is much lower too. I'm happy with it for my office.

Tony, Cumberland, VA


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Features and Specs

Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

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Rugged & Waterproof: Bose used a high-quality silicone material to eliminate as many seams and gaps as possible in order to create a seal around the speaker to protect it against dust and water, plus guard against dents and scratches. The Bose SoundLink Micro is waterproof and splash resistant with a IPX7 and IPX4 rating. You can immerse the speaker in water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 3.2' (1 meter). It can also be used while showering and in the rain or snow. The integrated tear-resistant, silicone strap provides easy transport of the speaker. Simply secure it your backpack, purse, bicycle handlebar, or other object.

Note: Do not submerge this speaker in any pool of water deeper than 3.2' (1 meter). This speaker does not float.

Custom Designed Drivers: The Bose SoundLink Micro portable Bluetooth speaker features a custom-designed transducer and silicone passive radiator that reproduce impressive sound when compared to the overall size of the speaker.

Voice Guided Multi-Device Pairing: Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Bose SoundLink Micro. The SoundLink Micro keeps track of the last eight devices to have paired with it, dropping the least recently used when a new one is paired. It even allows you to keep two Bluetooth source devices connected at once for easier switching between devices (however, it will only receive audio from one device at a time). The Bose SoundLink Micro will automatically re-connect with an already paired Bluetooth source device when it is in wireless range (up to 30').

Wireless Music Streaming: Thanks to the support for Bluetooth A2DP & AVRCP, you can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth source device to the Bose SoundLink Micro speaker system. You also get basic playback controls like  Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track from the SoundLink Micro's top-panel buttons. The Bose SoundLink Micro has a range of approximately 30', so you can enjoy your music without wires. If you are using a smartphone and a phone call comes in, your music will be interrupted until the phone call ends. Once the phone call ends, your music will automatically resume.

Hands-Free Speakerphone: The Bose SoundLink Micro also features a built-in mic, so you can use the SoundLink Micro as a speakerphone for your smartphone. The built-in mic will be used to carry on your side of the conversation, while the other party is heard through the Micro's speaker. You can use the SoundLink Micro's top-panel controls to answer, end, and reject calls. The SoundLink Micro can even access the voice dialing functions of your smartphone and audibly indentify incoming callers (when applicable).

Digital Voice Assistance: The SoundLink Micro's built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone on your Apple iPhone 4S and newer or compatible Android smartphone, so you can access Siri & Android's digital voice assistant (like Google Now).

Bose Connect App: The Bose Connect app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) gives you quick access to the key features like the auto-off timer, volume control, and battery readings. Plus, it's the easiest way to manage multiple Bluetooth connected devices. From the app you'll also receive software updates, product tips, and be able to personalize settings.

Stereo & Party Modes: For those times when one Bose SoundLink Micro isn't enough, you can use the Bose Connect app to pair two SoundLink Micro speakers together. You can select Party mode to pair two Micro speakers together for double the sound. You can select Stereo Mode to naturally separate and spread the sound across an immersive stereo soundstage.

Top- and Side-Panel Controls: Top- and side-panel controls include Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Bluetooth Pairing, and a Multi-Function button. The Multi-function button provides Bluetooth music playback functions (such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), as well as Bluetooth hands-free phone functions (such as Voice Control/Digital Assistant Activation, Answer/End/Reject/Mute Call, and Device/Speaker/Call Switch).

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 6 hours of playback time. Using the SoundLink Micro's microUSB input, the included microUSB-to-USB cable, and a USB power source (not supplied) you can charge the built-in battery. It takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge the built-in battery. Each time you power on the speaker, a voice prompt announces the battery level. When the speaker is in use, a voice prompt announces if the battery needs to be charged.

  • Protection Mode: When your speaker is unplugged and unused for more than three days with a remaining charge of less than 10%, it enters battery protection mode to preserve battery power.
  • Auto-Off: The speaker powers off after 20 minutes of inactivity (no sound coming from the speaker) while operating on battery power.
Note: Battery performance varies with the content played and volume level.

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