The most common thing when looking for a wireless speaker is having to decide between a WiFi speaker for home or a Bluetooth speaker to carry around with us. However, in the last few months, we have seen some trends that combine the best of both worlds.
Speakers that are much more versatile, since they work as WiFi speakers when we are at home but also have a battery so we can take them with us anywhere. This is precisely what the Bose Portable Home Speaker offers, a wireless speaker with 360º sound, integrated voice assistant and battery for taking it out of the house.
In other words, the Bose Portable Home Speaker is a wireless home speaker, a portable Bluetooth speaker, and a speaker with voice control, all in one. Thanks to its battery, you can move it around the house, changing it from one room to another and even taking it out to the terrace or garden. But you can also take it with you when you leave the house.
It can also be controlled by voice and transmit music directly from the cloud anywhere there is a WiFi connection. And if you don’t have WiFi, no problem, since the speaker also has Bluetooth connectivity. That is, you can send the audio from a mobile phone or tablet directly. All this with Bose sound in 360 degrees. In short, a speaker for everything. Want to know more about the Bose Portable Home Speaker? Let’s take a look at its features.
Bose Portable Home Speaker
|Type||Portable smart speaker|
|Speakers||High excursion transducer that emits sound downward against an acoustic baffle, three passive radiators|
|Wireless connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2|
|Voice assistants||Integration with:|
– Amazon Alexa
|Battery||Yes, with an autonomy of up to 12 hours|
|Waterproof||Yes, IPx4 certification|
|Multiroom technology||Yes, with other Bose Home Speaker and Soundbar devices|
|Control||Bose Music app|
|Colors||Black and white|
|Dimensions||19.15 cm height x 11.9 cm width x 10.4 cm depth|
Designed for Easy Portability
The design of the Bose Portable Home Speaker is very reminiscent of the Bose SoundLink Revolve, one of Bose’s most striking portable speakers. Yes, it has that distinctive design that brings to mind an old milk jug.
It’s a rounded design, as is often the case with this type of device. But instead of being surrounded by acoustic cloth, the Bose speaker has a perforated metal design on the bottom half of the speaker. The rest of the device has a smooth cabinet.
But perhaps the most striking feature of the speaker is its carrying handle. This is located at the top and will allow us to carry the speaker around more safely. Also at the top are some buttons to control the basic functions of the speaker.
From there, you can turn on and off, control the playback, turn the volume up and down, mute the microphone and switch between WiFi and Bluetooth.
And also at the top, there is the microphone matrix that allows users to talk with Alexa or Google’s assistant. These Amazon or Google assistants are integrated into the Bose Portable Home Speaker. Thanks to Bose’s expertise in noise cancellation, the Portable Home Speaker microphones will be able to hear you even when the music is playing loudly and you are far away from the device.
Thanks to the addition of Alexa and Google’s assistant, you only need to say one word to play your favorite music, podcasts and audiobooks, tune in to Internet radio stations and receive weather reports, send messages, set timers, add entries to your to-do list and control smart home accessories. However, for the Voice Assistant to work, you must be connected to a WiFi connection, it does not work if the speaker is in Bluetooth mode. This is logical since these assistants require the Internet to work.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the Bose Portable Home Speaker has been designed to withstand bumps, drops, and splashes. It has an IPx4 water resistance certification, so it can get wet with splashes. Although it should not be submerged underwater, the speaker can easily withstand splashes from being near a sink, washbasin, swimming pool or shower, or even from being exposed to rain or from being wet with seawater on a boat.
360º Sound Anywhere
But we wouldn’t be looking at a Bose speaker if it didn’t have acoustic technology to match. The Bose Portable Home Speaker features a high-excursion transducer that emits sound downward against an acoustic baffle to propagate waves evenly in all directions. Three passive radiators, on the other hand, generate deeper bass by increasing the speaker’s vibrating surface.
As with the SoundLink Revolve portable speakers, this 360° design avoids the ideal positioning points and frequency reduction of speakers that only emit sound forward. However, the Bose Portable Home Speaker has additional power and more intense bass thanks to the addition of a third passive radiator.
And so that we can enjoy this sound anywhere, the Bose Portable Home Speaker is equipped with a battery. Although the length of the battery life depends on the type of music you’re playing and the volume at which you’re playing it, Bose ensures that the speaker has a life of up to 12 hours while playing music at high volumes. In standby mode, listening to voice commands can last more than 24 hours. And if you turn it off completely for storage, travel or to save battery power, it will last up to a month or more.
Adding a battery will allow you to move the speaker around the house. But it can also be taken with you anywhere. Of course, if you go somewhere where you don’t have a WiFi connection, you’ll have to use the speaker’s Bluetooth functionality.
Price and Availability
In short, this is one of the most versatile speakers on the market. Its complete connectivity, the incorporation of a battery and the integration of Alexa make this speaker usable in almost any situation.
The Bose Portable Home Speaker is available at the official store at a price of $299.95. It is available in black and white with silver.