MP3 speaker docks: Compare features & prices Bose SoundDock Portable review

As speaker docks go the sound quality of this stylish offering from Bose is pretty good. However at this price, the lack of controls, either on the set or via the remote, are a big disappointment.
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Specification criteria Specification
Specification
Test Date 21 September 2012
Size (cm) - HxWxD 17 x 31 x 17
Weight (kg) 2.2
Volume controls Whether the speaker has volume controls on it or not No
Battery powered Can operate on batteries as well as mains power Yes
Wireless connectivity
Bluetooth Lets you wirelessly stream music from your mobile phone, laptop or tablet via a Bluetooth connection No
Ethernet Can be plugged into your router using an ethernet cable to wirelessly stream music over a network connection No
Wi-fi Can be connected to your router via wi-fi to wirelessly stream music over a network connection. Some models may need an optional adaptor. No
AirPlay Lets you wirelessly stream music from iOS devices No
Physical connectivity
iPhone dock (30 pin) Compatible with older iPhones Yes
iPad dock (30 pin) Compatible with older iPads No
iPhone dock (lightning) Compatible with newer iPhones No
iPad dock (lightning) Compatible with newer iPads No
Android dock Compatible with Android phones No
Features
Remote control Comes with a dedicated remote control Yes
FM radio Can access FM radio stations No
DAB radio Can access DAB radio stations No
Internet radio Access to internet radio stations built into speaker No
Clock No

Bose SoundDock Portable

  • Launch date: Jan 2008
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PRC Direct £259.00
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