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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II (nylon)
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Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini
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Jawbone Big Jambox (graphite hex)

Jawbone Big Jambox (graphite hex)
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Sony SRS-BTX500

Sony SRS-BTX500
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Price $349 to $349 at 3 stores $269 to $269 at 3 stores $199 to $223 at 15 stores $247 to $299 at 6 stores $298 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 4.5 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date October 18, 2012 September 13, 2012 July 22, 2013 April 27, 2012 March 01, 2013
The Bottom Line While the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II may no longer be in a class by itself, it's still near the top of the portable Bluetooth speaker category. While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size. The Jawbone Big Jambox doesn't quite measure up to the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile and it carries a premium price tag, but it's an impressively designed product that offers strong performance and speakerphone capabilities. A worthy peer to speakers by Bose and Jawbone, the Sony SRS-BTX500 is one of the best premium portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy.

Basic specs

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System Components Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x Speaker
Info unavailable
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Info unavailable Integrated
Integrated
MP3 Player Compatibility Apple devices
iPad
iPhone
iPod
Laptops
Bluetooth devices
Android devices
Apple devices
Bluetooth devices
Laptops
Smartphones
Tablets
Android devices
Apple devices
Android phone
Android tablet
Apple devices
Smartphones
Tablets
Bluetooth devices
Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 40 Watt
Color Black
Black
Silver
Graphite
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.1 in x 4.1 in x 6.7 in
9.6 in x 1.9 in x 5.1 in
7.1 in x 2.3 in x 2 in
2.2 in x 6.1 in x 1.6 in
15.1 in x 2.5 in x 6 in
Battery 1 x Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Info unavailable Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium polymer
Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Remote Control Remote control
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Speaker System Details AirPlay speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Wireless speaker
2 - 60 - 20000 Hz
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Connectivity Technology AirPlay
Wireless - Wi-Fi
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wireless - Bluetooth
NFC
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable United Kingdom
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Speaker Type Active
Active
Info unavailable Active
Active
Weight 4.6 lbs
2.9 lbs
1.5 lbs
12.2 oz
4.4 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Product Description Bose SoundLink Air Digital Music System - Portable speaker
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II - Wireless speaker
Info unavailable Aliph Jawbone Jambox Grey Hex - Portable speaker
Sony SRS-BTX500
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 - 20000 Hz
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Power Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Product Type Portable speaker
Wireless speaker
Info unavailable Portable speaker
2.1-channel
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