Bose SoundLink is like their iPod dock with out the dock part

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Bose just launched a computer-based speaker system that plugs into the back of your PC and streams music wirelessly to a single SoundLink speaker. As a fan of their SoundDock I’d say it’s pretty cool but $549 for this thing is a bit much in anyone’s book.

The SoundLink simply shows up as a USB speaker and you route all the audio through it to the remote part.

The device includes a rechargeable battery so you can carry it out to the back porch for a barbecue or to the basement to tend to your “rabbits.”

NEW BOSE SOUNDLINK WIRELESS MUSIC SYSTEM
Computer Music in Any Room –- Easy and Wireless

Today, Bose has introduced the SoundLink wireless music system, a one-
piece portable speaker system that allows users to play music from their
computer –- wirelessly — in and around the home.

The new SoundLink system was designed as a simple solution for people
who listen to music stored on their computer, but don’t want to be at
their computer to enjoy it. Setup is easy. No software or Wi-Fi
connection is required. Just plug the included SoundLink USB key into
the computer, select music — from iTunes, Pandora, or any other
Internet radio or music source — and the audio will stream to the
SoundLink system via a long-range wireless link that works through most
walls and floors.

“Many people use a computer as their primary source for music,” said
John Roselli, category business manager for Bose Corporation. “But that
convenience and experience is diminished by having to be at the computer
to hear it. The Bose SoundLink system unlocks that music, streaming it
almost anywhere in the home –- even outside –- quickly and easily.”
New Bose SoundLink Wireless Music System

For added flexibility, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is included,
making the SoundLink wireless music system truly portable. It’s charged
by the system’s AC power supply and then no outlet is required. The
battery provides all the power the system needs for up to three hours
when played at full volume or for longer periods at more moderate
listening levels.

Advanced Bose engineering in electronics efficiency and speaker design
enable the same high-quality audio performance whether plugged-in or
operating on battery power. The SoundLink system features a proprietary
acoustics package, which combines exclusive Bose waveguide speaker
technology and neodymium transducers to deliver room-filling, high-
quality audio from a very small enclosure.

The system’s infrared remote control operates the power and volume, and
can send transport control commands to most applications, allowing users
to skip tracks or play/pause from a distance. Touch-sensitive volume
buttons also are located on the unit itself.

Although designed primarily for wireless connectivity to a computer, the
SoundLink system features an auxiliary input for connecting additional
audio sources, including an iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or CD player.

The new SoundLink wireless music system comes in Gloss Black, and will
be available from Bose beginning August 27, 2009, for a price of
$549.95. It will be sold at authorized Bose dealers, Bose retail
stores, http://www.Bose.com or toll free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673).
New Bose SoundLink Wireless Music System

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