My fellow iPhone 5 owners, our long national nightmare is over. Bose finally has a speaker dock with a Lightning connector. Called the SoundDock Series III, it’s only $249.95.
No more Airplay for music! No more dock connector to lightning adapter! We can finally dock our phones like we used to until Apple decided to screw everything up. → Read More
Here’s an unexpected development. Dr. Amar Bose (founder of… you know, Bose) has made quite a gift to his alma mater, MIT — in fact, he’s essentially given away the company. The gift comprises a majority of the shares of the company, albeit in non-voting form, so MIT won’t be running the company. Instead, they’ll be raking in the dividends, likely to fund a few… → Read More
Have you been asking “How can I attach my iPad to a comical-looking speaker dock so I can, presumably, leave said iPad and dock on a very large table?” If you haven’t, why not? Bang & Olufsen, the rich man’s Bose, just released this massive dock for the iPad, allowing you to connect and play music and media from the iPad. → Read More
Bose showed off their latest innovation yesterday: The VideoWave, an average 46-inch LCD with an enlarged Wave Radio speaker setup bolted on the backside. It’s expensive. Of course it’s expensive. I mean, it’s a Bose system. Did you expect anything less? However, it’s a tad too expensive at $5,349 and I believe Bose knows this.
Now, I understand Bose and their target demographic. I sold AV… → Read More
Ahem. Well, Bose also had some news of its own today. It announced the existence of something called the VideoWave. It’s a 46-inch LCD TV, which, by itself, isn’t so exciting. What is exciting is the fact that the sound the TV produces is actually… how should I put this? Really, really great. Yes, that’ll do. → Read More
No, that picture is not Kratos’ new weapon in God of War 3, though you could be forgiven for thinking so.
Note to PR people: when your product goes in someone’s ears, try not to make it look like a weapon. The reflections aren’t helping. → Read More
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of tech reporting it’s that you should never say Bose makes good products. Bose, like Apple, is a lightning rod for informed and uninformed attacks from both the pro and con camps and to say they do things well – or poorly – is a dangerous proposition. That said, I’m here to tell you that if you travel a lot then you… → Read More
Bose had some sort of official unveiling in New York earlier today, but I didn’t want to leave Matt and Doug manning the site all by themselves, so I didn’t attend. This is what I missed: the Bose SoundDock 10, a $599 (?!) iPhone/iPod dock that weighs some 19 pounds. It’s rather big, yes. → Read More
According to this screen capture that was sent to Giz, Bose is slated to make four new product announcements over the next four weeks starting tomorrow. I wonder what they could be. via Giz → Read More
I just got back from one of Bose’s signature demos where they trick you into seeing their products in a whole new light. It’s clever and it sometimes works. The trick went down like this: they showed us the QuietComfort 2 headphones, the older model, and ran about 92 decibels of airplane noise in a little room they set up for the purpose. I’ve been using the QuietComfort 3s for a… → Read More
Do you happen to enjoy a bit of busking on the weekend. Are you a one man band? Are you tad lazy and in need of a simple audio reproduction solution? If this sounds like you, and you have a spare thousand bones, Bose is here to help. The L1 Compact Portable Line Array System – hellof a name, eh? – uses Bose technology to fill the room with your audio goodness with only one speaker. How you ask? → Read More
As we enter this new, slightly different age of “efficiency as performance” (sounds weird, doesn’t it?), I predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of this “greening” in addition to the rather symbolic changes we’ve been seeing lately. Case in point: a stereo system designed to be lightweight and energy-efficient. Not something I would have thought of, but every pound and watt counts, especially when… → Read More
Bose recently announced that it has settled with Phitek Corporation who allegedly infringed on patents that protect its active noise-cancelling technology. Phitek has agreed to make changes to the headphones that it has been manufacturing for Creative Labs and Audio-Technica. → Read More
The original Bose SoundDock was the de facto standard for all other iPod docks on the market. Simply put, it rocked. The next-gen version works out all of its differences with the iPhone and now plays, and charges, nicely together. Plus, the designer folk streamlined the look a bit and added a thoughtful aux-in jack for the iPod haters. (joke, just a joke) Finally, the remote has… → Read More
What’s insanely small and costs way too much? A diamond. What else? Bose’s new Computer MusicMonitor desktop speakers — but they sure are shiny with their silvery aluminum finish. Bose cleverly combined two ingenious ideas and added a little DSP magic to make what are quite possibly the finest speakers of their size. Of course, all that science costs money: These tiny speakers… → Read More
Given the widespread use of iPods and other portable music players it would seem that headphones are mostly used so as not to disturb others. And while that is one purpose for these direct to your ear mini speakers, headphones can just as easily be used to block the ambient noise around you, and more importantly to provide rich full quality audio when large speakers are unavailable. Of course… → Read More
Let’s make this perfectly clear right from the beginning: Bose’s new $99 in-ear headphones do not cancel noise nor do they isolate your ears from the sounds of the outside world. They’re not intended to block the sounds of crying babies while on a cross-country flight nor are they intended to cut you off from the din of the office. Rather, Bose designed a pair of in-ear… → Read More
Bose is sort of the Hillary Clinton of tech — you either love them or hate them, and they’ve got lots of cash. I’m looking to do either an upcoming column on the topic or, if your responses to this are amazing enough, a simple rundown of wild Bose stories. And so, dear readers, I come knocking for help. If you have any Bose stories, shoot me an email. Maybe your 3-2-1 system… → Read More
It was only a matter of time before Bose slapped their logo on a pair of in-ear headphones. While I like my QC3s, I’d really have to try these things before I sprung for them. Priced at $99.95, they’re tipped in soft, murky silicone and offer Bose sound in a tiny package. Not amazing, but worth looking into. Product Page [Bose] → Read More
as well. Top 10 Headphones Reviewed [Webpodge] → Read More