I’ve been through a handful of wireless Bluetooth speakers and quite honestly, none of them have really impressed me. Not even the Beats Pill that the commercials would have you believe is the best on the market. They all still sound “tinny” to me.

If you’re wondering what a wireless Bluetooth speaker is, it’s a portable speaker that you, in most cases, connect to your smartphone or tablet so you can boost the audio from your device. It connects wirelessly through Bluetooth thus negating the need for any ugly, limiting wires between your device and the speaker.

Bose SoundLink Mini

Now that you’re familiar with wireless Bluetooth speakers, let me tell you how the Bose SoundLink Mini breaks the mold when it comes to sound quality. I don’t know how Bose does it but they have managed to produce excellent bass tones out of a relatively small speark which makes it sound fantastic. No more tinny sound.

Setup, range and charging

Setting up the Bose SoundLink Mini takes a few seconds. In fact, the first time you use it, it powers on in pairing mode so the only thing you need to do is run a quick Bluetooth scan on your smartphone or tablet and you’re in business.

I’m also impressed with the range of the Bose SoundLink Mini. With the speaker in my family room I went to the far corners of my house and never once lost the connection.

Because the Bose SoundLink Mini is wireless you have to periodically charge the internal battery but even this is a snap thanks to the charging pad that comes with the speaker. Just set the speaker on the charging pad and you’re done. It even gives you an audible tone to let you know it’s charging correctly.

Worth the price

The only negative thing I can find with the Bose SoundLink Mini is the price. It will set you back about $200. But if you are as tired of small, tinny speakers as I am, you will gladly pay the extra money for the quality of this speaker.

Bose Soft Cover

Finally, if style is your thing, you can dress up your Bose SoundLink Mini with a colored Bose Soft Cover. They come in blue, green and orange and are available on Amazon for about $25.

Note: The Bose SoundLink Mini in this review was provided to me by Verizon Wireless and can be purchased at your local Verizon Wireless store or at www.verizonwireless.com.

Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.
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