Bose simply introduced a surprise product: The Portable Home Speaker, a $349 speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that helps Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect. The brand new speaker seems loads like a subsequent-era model of the company’s SoundLink Revolve+ from 2017, with an analogous conical design for 360-diploma sound output and an integrated carrying deal with. The added Wi-Fi connectivity provides an entire host of latest companies that ought to make the Portable Home Speaker much more versatile than simply working as a Bluetooth system.
The Portable Home Speaker is about 7.5 inches tall, four inches wide, and it weighs 2.3 kilos. It has an aluminum enclosure that’s rated with IPX4 water resistance (good enough for the occasional splash or rain bathe). It costs over USB-C or with a non-compulsory $29 charging cradle that’s offered individually.
Bose can be promising some sensible connectivity options with its app: utilizing it, you’ll be capable of link up a multiroom sound system with different Bose sensible audio system. Later this year, the corporate can be promising an Ultimate Ears-type setup that may let customers pair the Portable Home Speaker with older merchandise like Micro, Color, Mini, and Revolve. Next year, it’ll provide stereo pairing for two Portable Home Speakers.
After all, it’s exhausting to have a look at the Portable Home Speaker without considering of the recently leaked Sonos Move, the first Bluetooth speaker from Sonos that may supply practically equivalent options to Bose’s possibility, with Alexa, Google Assistant, Bluetooth, and AirPlay 2, all the way down to the USB-C and charging dock choices for energy. With Sonos set to announce the Move at an event next week, it looks like Bose is making an attempt to beat its competitor to the punch by asserting the Portable Home Speaker first. The Bose Transportable Dwelling Speaker will probably be out there on September 19th for $349 in black or silver.