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Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini
alaScore 99

7230 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7230 reviews of Bose SoundLink Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Bose SoundLink Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundLink Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1169 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

size, price, usability, reliability, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth SpeakerBose ® SoundLink ® Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose SoundLink Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4110 user reviews of Bose SoundLink Mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size, reliability, design

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth SpeakerBose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth SpeakerBose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Travel Bag - Gray

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Ray Aguilera (maclife.com)

Soundlink Mini Review

 

Portable speakers are known for being portable first, and sounding great...well, almost never. Bose is aiming to change that perception with the SoundLink Mini, a diminutive 1.5-pound speaker that connects to any device via Bluetooth. With seven hours...

Sturdy build quality. Rechargeable battery. Extremely portable. Pairs with up to six devices at the same time

No speakerphone support. Doesn’t charge via USB

Oct, 2013
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Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini review

 

If there's one thing Bose likes to talk about, it's technology. Along with its popular line of noise-canceling headphones, the company is perhaps best known for its scourge of infomercials, promising huge sound from small, elegant devices thanks to...

Detailed and full sound signature ; Warm, powerful midrange ; Good dynamic expression ; High max volume ; Rugged yet elegant design

Bass can get too boomy ; Short on features ; Short battery life

Bose’s SoundLink Mini cuts out the deep features and stylistic extras to provide an attractive, minimalist speaker with a rich and potent sound signature.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (laptopmag.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini

 

Although it lacks a speakerphone, the Bose SoundLink Mini is by far the best-sounding compact Bluetooth speaker.

Best sound in its class and beyond; Excellent design and build quality; Loud for its size

No playback controls; Lacks speakerphone and USB charging

The SoundLink Mini's lack of speakerphone capabilities may deter some, and others will gripe about the lack of onboard controls or the device's ability to charge via USB. However, nothing approaches the SoundLink Mini's sonic versatility and full, rich...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini speaker

 

It's a good thing Bose has its logo splayed across the front of its new ultracompact wireless Bluetooth speaker, the SoundLink Mini, because if it didn't, you just might think it was made by Apple.

The Bose SoundLink Mini is a very sleek, very compact wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its small size. It also has excellent build quality, with a unibody aluminum enclosure, and includes a charging cradle that you can leave plugged...

Fairly pricey; no speakerphone capabilities; protective case costs extra.

While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini

 

The Bose SoundLink Mini continues Bose's line of excellent Bluetooth speakers, this time in a smaller form and with a more affordable price tag.

Room-filling sound. Satisfying midrange and high-end. Solid, sturdy construction. Handy charging cradle

Doesn't charge through micro USB. Bass isn't particularly powerful. No speakerphone function

Bose has impressed us in the past with its SoundLink and SoundLink II Bluetooth speakers. Given the competition out there, it was only a matter of time before the company would take the portable speaker concept further and shrink it down to an even...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Kristofer Wouk (androidauthority.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini review

 

It isn't cheap, but the Bose SoundLink Mini is an excellent-sounding Bluetooth speaker that is especially useful for those who travel frequently.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

 

While Apple has relentlessly replaced its iDevices every year or two, audio accessory developer Bose commonly goes in the opposite direction, keeping "new" speaker designs all but unchanged for years. Rarely does the company trot out a completely new...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: gadgetmac.com (gadgetmac.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini Review

 
Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker

 

The Bose SoundLink Mini is one of the best sounding portable Bluetooth speakers on the market

Excellent, compact design ; Good sound quality ; Included charging dock

Doesn't charge via micro-USB ; Aluminium finish prone to light scratches ; Accessories are expensive

The Bose SoundLink Mini may not be the loudest portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, but it's one of the best sounding and really packs a punch considering its compact size.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: William O'Neal (techradar.com)

Bose SoundLink Mini review

 

Bose sets its sights on the portable Bluetooth speaker market

Excellent sound quality ; Beautiful design ; Compact ; 7 hours of battery life

Relatively expensive ; Proprietary charger (not-MicroUSB) ; Doesn't double as a speakerphone

Aug, 2013
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