Bose has introduced the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker, a portable speaker that connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled device. Now, the music from a smartphone or tablet can be streamed at the touch of a button and played out loud anywhere

“People want to listen to their music everywhere, and millions of consumers already own Bluetooth enabled devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android phones that can store thousands of songs,” says John Roselli, director of Bose Product Marketing. “But there hasn’t been a way to experience that content like the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker. With no wires or docking needed, its magic becomes evident the first time you hold it, and the first time you hear it.”

He adds that Bose engineers developed inventions to do something that hadn’t been done to date: reproduce full-range audio from a single, hand-held enclosure. The SoundLink combines four low-profile neodymium transducers for clear high- and mid-frequencies, with new dual-opposing passive radiators — designed with a patented waffle-shaped surrounds. With the radiators placed in an opposing fashion, vibration is eliminated, turning the energy into acoustic power. The speaker’s audio package is complemented with sophisticated electronics, including Bose digital signal processing algorithms, to reproduce instrument definition and detail at any volume, says Roselli.

At less than two inches thick, and no bigger than an average book, it can fit in a bag, backpack or briefcase, according to SoundLink Mobile. For instant setup, its integrated cover unfolds into a stand. Open the cover, and the system is ready to be played. Close it, and the system shuts off. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery supplies power for more than three hours at high volume, and for more than eight hours at typical listening levels.

The SoundLink Mobile speaker features Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and an antenna for a reliable wireless audio connection. Pairing takes moments, and wirelessly connecting to a smartphone or tablet is as easy as pressing one button on the speaker’s control panel. The six most recently used Bluetooth devices are stored in memory, eliminating the need to pair again. And music can be streamed while texting, emailing or web-browsing.

The SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker comes with a standard trim level and a dark gray Cordura nylon cover for US$299.95, or in the LX model, with a premium trim level and a dark brown leather cover for $349.95. Accessory covers in nylon (bright red or royal purple) and leather (burgundy or tan) are available separately for $29.95 and $49.95, respectively.

The SoundLink Mobile speaker and its accessory covers will be sold at Bose retail stores,, toll-free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673) and at select authorized Bose dealers.