Music takes you places. Now you can take your music places it’s never been before. The SoundDock Portable digital music system lets you enjoy full-range sound almost anywhere, with performance unlike any other battery-powered system.
Just dock, play and share music from your iPhone or iPod, with the impact and detail you’d expect from larger, stationary systems. No matter where your travels take you.
Unmatched combination of performance and portability
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 8 hours of play time
Designed for easy portability: lightweight unit, with built-in handle, rotating dock
Works with many iPhone and iPod models with a 30-pin connector. Requires an Apple Lightning™ to 30-pin adapter for use with iPhone 5 and other iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector
Performance that's portable
Just select your playlist, and prepare for a new experience—even from your favorite songs. Bose® waveguide speaker technology delivers deep low notes, and powerful speakers produce lifelike sound. You can plug into a wall outlet or use the battery. It’s ideal for relaxing at home or entertaining outdoors.
Just grab it and go
It’s easier than ever to take your music anywhere. Just grab the built-in handle and rotate the dock out of the way while you’re carrying the system. Then move it back into position when you’re ready to play your tunes.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers more power and longer playing time than other rechargeable batteries (up to eight hours on one charge). The battery charges whenever the system is plugged into a wall outlet.
Going away for a while? Then the Bose music-to-go-package is made just for you. It includes a spare battery and specially designed travel bag, so you can enjoy the performance even longer—and take it with you.
Stay in control
A custom remote easily controls the system and basic functions, such as playlist navigation. Can’t find the remote? No worries. You can also control the volume with buttons on the system.
Connect other devices
Use the auxiliary input to bring Bose performance to your tablet, laptop or other mobile device.
The SoundDock Portable system is Apple® certified, so it is compatible with many iPhone/iPod models with a 30-pin connector. It requires an Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter for use with iPhone 5 and other iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector.
Can I play music from a digital music player other than an iPod®/iPhone®?
Yes. Although designed for use with an iPod/iPhone, the SoundDock Portable system also has an auxiliary input for connecting other audio devices. You can enjoy the same audio performance from another MP3 player, a portable CD player or music phone.
How long is the battery life?
You can expect eight hours of use per charge on average. Recharge the battery or use an optional spare battery for additional playing time.
Does the SoundDock Portable system run only on battery power?
No. The SoundDock Portable system includes a power cord for plugging into an AC wall outlet in addition to the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Does the SoundDock Portable system achieve the same level of performance on battery power?
Yes. The SoundDock Portable digital music system offers the same level of audio quality whether plugged in or running on battery power.
Which iPhone/iPod models are compatible with the SoundDock Portable system?
The SoundDock Portable system is compatible with many iPhone and iPod models with a 30-pin connector. It requires an Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter for use with iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning™ connector, such as iPhone 5.
In addition to controlling the SoundDock Portable system, does the remote also control the iPod?
The custom remote controls the SoundDock Portable system plus basic iPod functions: on/off, pause, volume, track seek/scan and playlist navigation. The SoundDock system's volume also can be controlled by buttons located on the dock on the side of the system.
Does the SoundDock Portable system charge my iPod/iPhone?
Yes. Whether operating on battery power or plugged into a wall outlet, the SoundDock Portable digital music system will charge any compatible iPod/iPhone docked to the system.
Batteries and chargers
SoundLink® car charger
The SoundLink® car charger uses a 12V power outlet commonly found in vehicles. It lets you play music and charge the battery in your SoundDock Portable digital music system, SoundLink® Air digital music system or SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III. You can also charge an iPod® or iPhone® if it’s docked in your SoundDock Portable system.
Compatible products • SoundDock® Portable digital music system
• SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III
• SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II
• SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker
• SoundLink® Air digital music system
Additional remote control for your SoundDock Series II, Series III or Portable digital music system. Handy as a spare or replacement. Infrared remote controls system volume and basic iPod® functions including playlist navigation. Not compatible with original SoundDock system.