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Bose Sounddock Portable

Bose Sounddock Portable
alaScore 88

472 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 472 reviews of Bose Sounddock Portable. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bose Sounddock Portable is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose Sounddock Portable

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Bose Sounddock Portable from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System - Portable speakers with digital player dock for iPod - gloss blackBose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System - Portable speakers with digital player dock for iPod - gloss black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose Sounddock Portable

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Bose Sounddock Portable from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The size is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the price.

usability, size, design

price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose® SoundDock Portable® and SoundLink® car chargerBose® SoundDock Portable® and SoundLink® car charger

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose Sounddock Portable

 

Bose's new SoundDock Portable looks a lot like the original SoundDock, which isn't portable at all. The funny thing is, this new dock isn't all that easy to transport, either. That's despite a hand grip, a retractable iPod tray, and the ability to...

Pleasing sound quality. Attractive, minimalist design. Retractable iPod tray. Remote has good range

Expensive. Portability is limited. Remote navigation could be better

The Bose SoundDock Portable looks and sounds good, but its limited portability and hefty price tag detract from the overall package.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Your Electronic Warehouse (4electronicwarehouse.com)

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

Review: Bose SoundDock Portable

 

The portable version of Bose's iconic iPod speaker system improves on the original but sports an even-higher price tag.

The Portable also includes touch-sensitive Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, located on the right-hand side of the system. Separating these buttons from the dock cradle, where they were located on the original SoundDock, is useful thanks to another...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Review: Bose SoundDock Portable

 

Now Bose has a new option: an almost identical but portable version of SoundDock, which not surprisingly is titled SoundDock Portable ($399). As the name suggests, SoundDock Portable is capable of being used indoors or outdoors, regardless of whether...

We were on the edge of two possible ratings-given all the alternatives that are now out there, SoundDock Portable won't blow anyone away for the $399 asking price-but we felt that it was still worthy of our general recommendation. As with the original...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Aaron Broverman (askmen.com)

Bose SoundDock Portable

 

It might be OK for a backyard party, but the Bose SoundDock Portable might not be suited for the beach.

Overpriced and not exactly as portable as what the competition offers, the Bose SoundDock Portable isn’t that different from its non-portable sister model. It’s not exactly the easiest thing to lug around -- even though it features a retractable iPod...

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Bose SoundDock Portable - HardwareZone.com

 

Bose goes into the portable business with the Bose SoundDock Portable, an impressive speaker system designed to give the boombox treatment to portable media players.

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Bose SoundDock Portable

 

We've seen Bose SoundDocks before, but this one has a carry handle and lithium-ion battery. Any good Jon?

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Bose SoundDock Portable review

 

Bose kit has a reputation for high prices and high quality. This dock is certainly the former, but is it the latter?

Has the usual Bose feel-good glow and mostly great sound – but at a price

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose SoundDock Portable review

 

All you'll need is the loft-style apartment to go with this Bose

Compact, neat design ; enjoyably punchy, large-scale sound ; rechargeable battery

Some low-end blurriness ; seems a bit expensive

The usual Bose feel-good glow and (mostly) great sound too – but at a price

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Frakes, Macworld (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Bose SoundDock Portable Review

 

For those of us who follow iPod accessories, it's difficult to believe that it's been nearly four years since Bose's original SoundDock was released, making it one of first "desktop" speaker systems for the iPod. Perhaps just as surprising is that...

The SoundDock Portable retains the original SoundDock's main appeal: simplicity. Take it out of the box, plug it in, dock your iPod, and you get good audio in an attractive package. It's just that now you can take that audio to the back yard, and you...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

The SoundDock Portable digital music system reproduces music with fullness and clarity unmatched by other battery-powered iPod speakers, from a design even slimmer than the original. Proprietary Bose technologies let you enjoy your iPod out loud in more locations - without compromising sound quality. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included) provides more power and longer playing time than most other rechargeable batteries. The rotating dock disappears for storage and protection during transit. And a molded handle makes it easy to carry the system from place to place. Just dock and play. The iPod charges as it plays for uninterrupted music enjoyment. A custom remote easily controls the system and basic iPod functions. Auxiliary input lets you play other portable sources, too. The SoundDock Portable digital music system. Unsurpassed performance and portability for the serious iPod listener - from the most respected name in sound.

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:iPod / iPhone Docking
Bluetooth: No
Docking System:Apple Docking
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING:Built-in Cradle
USB: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in/6.5in
Height:6.7in/6.9in
Weight:4.6lbs/5.2lbs
Width:11.9in/12.1in

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active

Header

Manufacturer:Bose
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose SoundDock Digital Music System/Bose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System

Miscellaneous

Color:White gloss

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Speaker System Type:Portable speakers with digital player dock
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