Radio. And a whole lot more

Presenting rich, room-filling sound for all your music—from a compact tabletop radio that fits just about anywhere in your home. The Wave® radio III with Bluetooth music adapter easily lets you stream music from your computer, tablet, smartphone or other Bluetooth device, bringing all your content together into one convenient hub. It's a package that lets you rediscover your favorite FM/AM radio stations, and discover so much more.

Bose Waveguide speaker technology

Award-winning sound from a compact system

Bluetooth music adapter

Play music wirelessly from your smartphone, computer or tablet through the radio

Dual independent alarms

Set two different wake-up times with independent alarms

RDS text display

Advanced tuner with radio text display

Wirelessly stream your music from your iPad or any Bluetooth source to the Wave radio III

Stream on

The Bluetooth music adapter gives you instant access to music stored on your computer or smartphone, plus Internet radio apps, podcasts and more. It connects easily to the Wave® radio III and stores up to six Bluetooth devices in memory for instant access. There's no software to load, no networks to configure.

The Bluetooth music adapter Wave radio III accessory
Convenient remote control operates all Wave radio and basic Bluetooth music functions

Simple setup

Just plug in the Wave® radio III, and start listening to your favorite FM/AM stations. After connecting the Bluetooth music adapter, a one-time pairing with your smartphone, tablet or computer lets you stream music as well. You can operate volume, station selection and even move through your playlists with the convenient remote control. Touch-top controls for on/off/snooze are completely invisible.

Proven performance

The original Wave® radio woke up an entire industry with its unmatched sound. And that hasn't changed. Bose proprietary waveguide speaker technology combines with other Bose technologies to deliver performance well beyond the speakers' size. Get ready to appreciate your playlists anew with details you may have never noticed before.

Waveguide speaker technology delivers room-filling sound from a compact radio
Snooze control is activated by tapping the top of your Wave radio III

User-friendly updates

The Wave® radio III offers more convenience and precision than ever. An advanced tuner delivers better radio reception and displays text information like artists and song titles. And waking up is now easier, thanks to touch-top controls and dual independent alarms. If you like to snooze in the morning, just tap the top of your Wave® radio III to buy some extra time. No remotes or buttons to locate. And the dual alarms are great for working couples who have to wake at different times.

More features

  • Auxiliary input to enjoy another audio source (e.g., MP3 or DVD player) through your Wave® system

  • Headphone jack for private listening

  • Bose® link easily connects your Wave® radio III to the Bluetooth music adapter, or a compatible Bose Lifestyle® system for an expanded home entertainment network


Wave® radio III

Wave radio III dimensions



  • Height: 4.2 in (10.7 cm)
  • Width: 14.6 in (36.8 cm)
  • Depth: 8.6 in (21.9 cm)
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Remote control

  • Height: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)
  • Width: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)
  • Depth: 0.25 in (0.64 cm)
  • Weight: 1.06 oz (30 g)


  • FM antenna
  • Bose® link
  • AUX input
  • Headphone jack
Wave® radio III inputs and outputs

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To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter

Wave Bluetooth® music adapter dimensions


  • Height: 3.6 in (9.1 cm)
  • Width: 1 in (2.6 cm)
  • Depth: 2.6 in (7.63 cm)
  • Weight: 0.33 lbs (150 g)

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Wave® radio III

Included items

  • Wave® radio III
  • 8 foot (2.4 cm) AC power cord
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)

Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter

Included items

  • Bluetooth® music adapter
  • Owner's guide

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support »

What different audio devices can I play through the Wave® radio III with Bluetooth® music adapter?

Aside from its built-in FM/AM radio, the Wave® radio III can play audio from your smartphone, tablet, computer or any other Bluetooth® device using the included Bluetooth® music adapter. In addition, the standard 3.5 mm AUX IN input accepts MP3 and DVD/CD players, music phones and even older audio cassette players.

Does the Wave® radio III offer dual independent alarms?

Yes. Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (radio station or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.

Can I use headphones with the Wave® radio III?

Yes. The Wave® radio III comes with a headphone jack.

Do I need an existing wireless network in my home to use the Wave® radio III with Bluetooth® music adapter?

No. The Wave® radio III with Bluetooth® music adapter has its own dedicated wireless link. However, it will not interfere with your existing wireless network or phones.

How many Wave® accessories can I connect to the Wave® radio III with Bluetooth® music adapter at one time?

One. The Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter plugs into the radio's Bose® link input. The AUX IN input accepts any audio device that uses a standard 3.5 mm plug. Note: the Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter and the Wave® III dock the use the same Bose link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Are there any minimum operating system requirements for using the Wave® radio III with Bluetooth® music adapter?

The Wave® radio III with Bluetooth® music adapter works with computers running Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows XP; Mac OS 10.4 or later.

Is the Wave® radio III compatible with Bose® link?

Yes. The Wave® radio III can be used as Bose Lifestyle® system expansion speakers via Bose link.

What is the Wave® radio III warranty period?

The Wave® radio III is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

Popular add-ons

Wave® III dock

Custom dock lets you play your iPod®/iPhone® through a Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III. Also shows song and artist information on the system’s display screen. Works with and charges most iPod/iPhone models. Control basic music functions with your Wave® remote. Connects to your system’s Bose® link output; no separate power cord required.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Silver


Wave® control pod

Complements your remote control by offering easy access to commonly used functions: on/off, volume and mute/snooze. The wireless pod includes a non-skid pad, built-in magnet and a mounting bracket—all so you can set it where you want, horizontally or vertically.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Black


Remote controls

Wave® radio III remote

An additional standard-sized remote control adds even more convenience to your Wave® radio III.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® radio III

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Wave® III premium backlit remote

Make operating your Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III even more convenient. The larger, rounded design is comfortable to hold, with lighted buttons for use in low-light conditions.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;  
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Silver


Stands and brackets

Wave® under-cabinet/wall bracket

Enjoy your Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III in your kitchen, or almost any other indoor location, without taking up valuable counter or table space. Bracket’s compact, custom design seamlessly blends the system into your décor.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Black


Cables and cords

Wave® FM antenna

Boost FM reception on your Wave® system with this external dipole FM antenna. Recommended wherever FM signal strength is weak for one or more stations. Plugs directly into antenna input on the back of your system—no old-fashioned screw terminals. For optimum reception, extend the antenna ends as far from the unit and other equipment as possible.

Compatible with:

  • All Wave® systems

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Color: White


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