Bose has launched a new wireless Bluetooth speaker called the SoundLink Flex. It has already crossed and exceeded the 1 million unit mark in the United States and is now available on Amazon for $199 (roughly Rs 15,500).
The speaker is indeed attractive. It features a wood-grain finish, a raised rubber grille, and a soft-touch surface.
The Bose Sound Link Flex is IP67 rated and comes with Apple AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The speaker features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and also acts as a speaker phone, which offers some key features like Siri, Google Assistant, and bluetooth hands-free calling.
The speaker is also a hands-free speaker phone for Android and Amazon Fire users. You can also ask the speakers to play your favourite songs or call a specific contact via Bose’s voice assistant.
When placed between other speakers and Bluetooth phone sets, the Bose SoundLink Flex can connect via Bluetooth and offer basic support.
Additionally, the speakers offer up to 12 hours of playback. The speakers can hear voice commands such as ‘Hey Bose’ and ‘Hey Google’ via the Bose Voice assistant.
When asked to play your favourite song, the speakers will also switch to the correct mode.
There is no USB charging port in the speakers though. The speaker can connect via Apple’s Home Pod and is compatible with other speaker systems.
All these feature one on one wireless support, which makes the speaker cord-free. The speaker comes with Google Assistant built-in and features an IP67 rating for outdoor performance.
The speaker features a mesh design and a nickel-plated speaker grille. It comes with 0.2″ speakers in the front and a 6″ speaker in the rear.
The speakers are not built on rubber, but instead they use soft rubber pads to hold the top and the back.
The speakers feature a vertically oriented speaker structure that utilizes the same main ports as the speaker inside the speaker.
As for the port selection on the speaker, the speaker relies on USB-C for charging and can accept wirelessly-enabled power cables.