All right. So Bose has been very loud in the market ever since. Add to this is their development and production of the very popular Bose SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speakers. They never get to disappoint many audiophiles especially now that they created another top notch small-sized portable speaker, the Bose SoundLink Mini. Indeed, Bose has offered larger Bluetooth audio systems and speakers but the Bose SoundLink Mini may be intended to compete with their counterparts, one is the Jawbone Mini Jambox, in order to meet the consumers’ demands and expectations.
Bose SoundLink Mini – Performance
We will stick to what Bose has claimed to its portable speaker, “Big performance, small size.” We’re serious. The Bose SoundLink Mini is really designed to produce amazing sound quality for its size.
The Bose SoundLink Mini has been built with custom transducers making it very much capable to handle the mids and highs. Also, new passive radiators are added by Bose to make the Bose SoundLink Mini better with delivering low notes.
To add more functionality with this portable speaker, Bose has enabled the SoundLink Mini with wireless charging. Yes! No more complicated charging and powering ups! The Bose SoundLink Mini can now charge wirelessly via an included charging cradle or charging pad. For the battery life, expect the Bose SoundLink Mini to last up to seven hours on a single full charge.
Bose SoundLink Mini – Design
Speaking of the Bose SoundLink Mini’s design, it is, of course, ultra-compact, very sleek and modern-looking.If not because of the portable speaker’s logo placed in its front part, you would actually mistake it as an Apple product.
The Bose SoundLink Mini, compared from its larger versions, is designed similarly in terms of the build and look. Bose designed the SoundLink Mini to be very much simple but at the same time useful, powerful, and portable. It really fits in the palm of our hands! It has a unibody aluminum case that encloses the very important parts of the portable speakers, the drivers and radiators.
This portable speaker is just seven inches wide and two inches long and thick. Also, it is lightweight, weighing just about 1.5 pounds. Indeed, these features are very much considerable that any other portable speakers.
If you are still not satisfied with how simplistic the Bose SoundLink Mini looks, well, they added an optional $25 protective sleeve for you to purchase. These sleeves are available in different colors to add more look and feel to your Bose SoundLink Mini, however, this will cost you extra.
Bose SoundLink Mini – Connectivity
Now for its connectivity, we can say that the Bose SoundLink Mini has both good and missing features.The Bose SoundLink Mini can stream audio wirelessly from any devices, smartphone or tablet, as long as they are enabled or supported with Bluetooth. Bose has also added a feature where it can remember up to six devices making pairing very easy and fast. Pairing and connection via Bluetooth is just easy as long as your device is within the range.
In case you want to stream your music from a non-Bluetooth device, don’t worry because the Bose SoundLink Mini has an auxiliary input. In addition, Bose added a Micro-USB port on the back part of the potable speaker intended for potential firmware updates.
We are impressed with the Bose SoundLink Mini’s connection capabilities, however, we felt disappointed with its missing feature. Just like the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II, the Bose SoundLink Mini does not double as a speakerphone. For others, this may be okay, but for a person who looks for added feature, a speaker sporting as a speakerphone is a must, which this portable speaker is missing.
|Sleek and Modern Design||Missing Speakerphone Feature|
|Ultra-compact and Very Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker||Extra Cost for the Protective Sleeve|
|Sound Quality||Fairly Expensive|