Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker - both Black and white versions (rrp £99.99) £69.99 @amazon
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Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker - both Black and white versions (rrp £99.99) £69.99 @amazon

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Found 21st Apr 2017
Bose sound link colour (both black and white versions) reduced further to £69.99. Great quality Bluetooth speaker. With NFC pairing and 8 hour playback from full charge
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the sound on these is awesome but the battery is shocking, we've got two and get 2-3 hours use
No highs, no lows... must be Bose!
mac1611

save your money bought one of those last time they were this price very … save your money bought one of those last time they were this price very disappointed sent it back bought one of the anker ones at £29 no comparison have a look at the anker reviews amazing speaker and fantastic value comparable with the bose 's big brother !!! but the colour bose ones are rubbish



Agreed.

I too have one of the Anker speakers and although it doesnt come close to the Bose soundlink mini models, I rate it above these.

I paid £21.99 for mine.....
Edited by: "Monkeybumcheeks" 22nd Apr 2017
Monkeybumcheeks

Agreed.I too have one of the Anker speakers and although it doesnt come … Agreed.I too have one of the Anker speakers and although it doesnt come close to the Bose sound core models, I rate it above these.I paid £21.99 for mine.....



Which model of anker speakers are those?
joesackey

Which model of anker speakers are those?



Have a look at the 'W' model range.
only white colour left in stock now ..
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Black version still in John Lewis but for £79.99
It's not a bad product but it's a shame about the bargain basement casing and plastics. And given the way it looks you'd expect it to have increased durability and/or waterproofing - and it has neither. I believe the speaker configuration is mono, not stereo like the Soundlink Mini everyone compares it to.
vernon_bennett

Have a look at the 'W' model range.



Would you mind linking the one you are speaking about please? I can't seem to find the W model.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_1_14?k=anker+speaker&sprefix=anker+speakers

Thanks
plewis00

It's not a bad product but it's a shame about the bargain basement casing … It's not a bad product but it's a shame about the bargain basement casing and plastics. And given the way it looks you'd expect it to have increased durability and/or waterproofing - and it has neither. I believe the speaker configuration is mono, not stereo like the Soundlink Mini everyone compares it to.




They're releasing a new version soon, more silicon covering and splash proof.

I just grabbed this one in white for my son, it's a nice bit of kit from a decent (but generally overpriced) brand. Yep there's cheaper, more expensive, smaller, bigger etc Bluetooth speakers out there, nobody's holding a gun to anyone's head. Buy the one you like, personally I still use my 30 pin Bose wireless dock. These days it needs an adapter, cheap Bluetooth one works fine. And it prefers being plugged in as I'm too tight to spend what Bose would want for a replaceable clip on battery. Oh, the sound, yeah that's why I bought it and still use it. Perfect for me.
Edited by: "davelfc" 22nd Apr 2017
2015

Would you mind linking the one you are speaking about please? I can't … Would you mind linking the one you are speaking about please? I can't seem to find the W model. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_1_14?k=anker+speaker&sprefix=anker+speakersThanks


this is the one i bought, i had bought the bose at the same time both from amazon and the anker was a million times better hope this helps
Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker (A3143), 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC and More
2015

Would you mind linking the one you are speaking about please? I can't … Would you mind linking the one you are speaking about please? I can't seem to find the W model. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_1_14?k=anker+speaker&sprefix=anker+speakersThanks



Think long and hard before you search for the "W" Anker series of speaker

This is the one I got for £21.99 (about three weeks ago).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Wireless-Bluetooth-Radiators-Subwoofers/dp/B0109TWZ54/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492855946&sr=1-2&keywords=anker+speaker

Cheers
Edited by: "Monkeybumcheeks" 22nd Apr 2017
davelfc

They're releasing a new version soon, more silicon covering and splash … They're releasing a new version soon, more silicon covering and splash proof. I just grabbed this one in white for my son, it's a nice bit of kit from a decent (but generally overpriced) brand. Yep there's cheaper, more expensive, smaller, bigger etc Bluetooth speakers out there, nobody's holding a gun to anyone's head. Buy the one you like, personally I still use my 30 pin Bose wireless dock. These days it needs an adapter, cheap Bluetooth one works fine. And it prefers being plugged in as I'm too tight to spend what Bose would want for a replaceable clip on battery. Oh, the sound, yeah that's why I bought it and still use it. Perfect for me.



I agree with all of that, and I had one because it does sound good. I have those of those silver Sounddock Portables that you have - really good sound but those batteries seem to last a year before failing (I bet yours died soon after purchase)?
plewis00

I agree with all of that, and I had one because it does sound good. I … I agree with all of that, and I had one because it does sound good. I have those of those silver Sounddock Portables that you have - really good sound but those batteries seem to last a year before failing (I bet yours died soon after purchase)?



I rarely used it on battery, but yeah it wasn't great. They want £69.38 for a replacement battery, which is typical Bose, they're as tedious as Apple with their pricing. I could just buy one of these for less than a quid more.
But as it works great on the mains I'll stick with it, I bet the sound is still better than this Bluetooth one.
I have a load of Bluetooth speakers at home - including a pretty big Anker one, and this is my favourite speaker. The plastic doesn't feel cheap to me at all - it feels like good quality matte polycarbonate, and the sound is fantastic. You can also link multiple devices and just switch between them by tapping the Bluetooth button. I haven't seen that on many devices.

I thought I ought to throw my hat into the ring here and give this device some love since it seems to be getting some negativity on here. If I had to keep just one Bluetooth speaker it would 100% be this one. Even if it *is* mint green.

misterleoni

I have a load of Bluetooth speakers at home - including a pretty big … I have a load of Bluetooth speakers at home - including a pretty big Anker one, and this is my favourite speaker. The plastic doesn't feel cheap to me at all - it feels like good quality matte polycarbonate, and the sound is fantastic. You can also link multiple devices and just switch between them by tapping the Bluetooth button. I haven't seen that on many devices. I thought I ought to throw my hat into the ring here and give this device some love since it seems to be getting some negativity on here. If I had to keep just one Bluetooth speaker it would 100% be this one. Even if it *is* mint green.



The negativity is because it's a bit of a cheap attempt by Bose to cash in on the portable speaker rush.

The sound quality is very good (but sounds mono), that's true, and it is on the cheaper end to get you into Bose products but the edging finish is cheap (you can feel the ridges, they're not smoothed off), the casing isn't exactly robust (it doesn't creak but it would almost definitely crack with a moderate drop) and finally despite the fun colours and design, they have missed a trick by not waterproofing it - and that's a bit of a downfall when your competition are units like the JBL Flip/Charge 3 and UE Boom which offer more value and better performance.
Edited by: "plewis00" 22nd Apr 2017
plewis00

The negativity is because it's a bit of a cheap attempt by Bose to cash … The negativity is because it's a bit of a cheap attempt by Bose to cash in on the portable speaker rush.The sound quality is very good (but sounds mono), that's true, and it is on the cheaper end to get you into Bose products but the edging finish is cheap (you can feel the ridges, they're not smoothed off), the casing isn't exactly robust (it doesn't creak but it would almost definitely crack with a moderate drop) and finally despite the fun colours and design, they have missed a trick by not waterproofing it - and that's a bit of a downfall when your competition are units like the JBL Flip/Charge 3 and UE Boom which offer more value and better performance.



I guess opinions vary then as it didn't even cross my mind that the build felt cheap, I just thought it was fun. I was aware it is mono but that didn't really bother me with this unit as smaller stereo units don't really have any separation when you blast them out in the garden anyway.

Each to their own and all that but I really like mine, and don't really care about waterproofing. I'm sure it can withstand a bit of rain, and we all tend to dash in it it tips it down anyway.
It isn't mono, it has 2 speakes and gives stereo sound but as the speakers are close together, like most portable speakers, it gives a limited stereo sound effect.

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Edited by: "spannerzone" 22nd Apr 2017
Monkeybumcheeks

Think long and hard before you search for the "W" Anker series of speaker … Think long and hard before you search for the "W" Anker series of speaker :DThis is the one I got for £21.99 (about three weeks ago).https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Wireless-Bluetooth-Radiators-Subwoofers/dp/B0109TWZ54/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492855946&sr=1-2&keywords=anker+speakerCheers



Have I just missed a blatantly obvious joke haha

Thanks for the link. I was contemplating getting the Bose but will give this Anker one a go
2015

Have I just missed a blatantly obvious joke hahaThanks for the link. I … Have I just missed a blatantly obvious joke hahaThanks for the link. I was contemplating getting the Bose but will give this Anker one a go



Ever so slightly X)

Buy both listen to them and send back the one you dont like (_;)

Edited by: "Monkeybumcheeks" 22nd Apr 2017
Monkeybumcheeks

Think long and hard before you search for the "W" Anker series of speaker … Think long and hard before you search for the "W" Anker series of speaker :DThis is the one I got for £21.99 (about three weeks ago).https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Wireless-Bluetooth-Radiators-Subwoofers/dp/B0109TWZ54/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492855946&sr=1-2&keywords=anker+speakerCheers


X) Took me a moment.....
Sometime back I was comparing between jbl charge2+ and bose sound link.. and i went for jbl
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