These days, Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen, with practically every company in the space having released one. Bose, a long-time player in the Bluetooth speaker market has now unveiled the SoundLink Micro, which hopes to stand out from the competition thanks to its super-small profile and ultra-rugged design.

Packed within a 3.75 by 1.5-inch casing, the SoundLink Micro only weighs in at just over half a pound and is said to be the smallest and most rugged portable speaker released to date. With a speaker this small you’re probably wondering how the sound quality is. Bose contends that despite its tiny form-factor, the speaker offers “unmatched sound for its size.”

Aside from just being a powerful speaker, the SoundLink Micro also comes packed with IPX7 waterproofing along with the ability to take calls and summon Siri or Google Assistant. Rounding out the feature list, you can expect to get around 6 hours of listening time in before needing to recharge the small Bluetooth device.

Coming in at a $109.95 price tag, the SoundLink Micro is available in three colorways; black, midnight blue, and bright orange. While preorders begin later today, it won’t be available until September 21st. If you’re looking for a lightweight, super-rugged speaker then Bose’s new release may be just up your alley if you can get past the beyond-entry level pricing.

September 7, 2017 – Today, Bose introduced the SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® speaker, its smallest, most rugged portable speaker yet. Measuring just 3.75 inches wide and deep, 1.5 inches high, and weighing a mere .64 pounds, the Micro is tiny — until you turn it on. With unmatched sound for its size, and tested beyond its IPX7 waterproof rating, the Micro lets you enjoy music, take and make calls, and access Siri or your Google Assistant – out loud and anywhere, like never before.

“For listening on the go, there’s nothing quite like the Micro,” said Brian Maguire, director, Bose on-the-go products. “No other Bluetooth speaker this small sounds this good – so you’ll never want to leave it behind. And it’s been built for just about anything, so you’ll never have to.”

The Micro is packed with technology. A new custom transducer, miniature dual-passive radiators, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery were engineered together – as a micro-system. Inch for inch, the Micro delivers a different kind of mobile audio – up to 6 hours of surprisingly loud and clear audio and low bass – from an enclosure that fits entirely in the palm of your hand.

The Micro is tough. It will survive summer’s extreme heat, winter’s bitter cold, and more than the industry’s IPX7 rating. Waterproof from the inside out, it was made and tested to withstand soapy water, chlorinated water, and salt water. In the rain or snow, dropped in the sink, pool, or ocean, the Micro will keep playing. Its soft silicone exterior protects it from scratches, dents, cracks, hits, falls, dust, dirt, and sand. And an equally durable strap on its flip-side attaches easily to bags, backpacks, bikes, coolers, and other gear.

The Micro is friendly. It uses simple voice prompts for Bluetooth pairing, has an integrated speakerphone, and a multi-purpose button to take calls, make them, and access your VPA with one push – without grabbing your phone. When used with the Bose® Connect app, it can sync with other SoundLink speakers for Stereo Mode (left-right channel) or Party Mode (to play music simultaneously).

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