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SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III

SoundLink® Bluetooth ® speaker III is rated 4.2895 out of 5 by 228.
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Share the music. Show your style.

Meet the speaker that brings your music and friends together—with a style that’s all your own. The SoundLink® Bluetooth speaker III is our best-performing mobile Bluetooth speaker. It plays louder and longer than its popular predecessor, with advanced Bose® technologies that reproduce the fullness, clarity and depth of your music.

  • Our best-performing Bluetooth speaker plays your music with fullness, depth and clarity
  • Wireless connection to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device
  • Up to 14 hours of music from rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Colored accessory covers personalize your speaker and provide further protection from scratches

Pair and play

This compact speaker pairs easily with your smartphone, iPad® or other Bluetooth device. It has a range of about 30 feet, so you can enjoy the sound you want without wires. Simply press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker's top panel, and then choose the SoundLink® Mobile speaker III from your device. The speaker remembers the most recent six devices you've used, so reconnecting is even simpler.

Powerful performance

It’s no secret: your music is the foundation for a good time. And this speaker delivers. Four drivers and two passive radiators provide full-spectrum audio and clarity at any listening level. Plus, you’ll hear incomparable bass performance not found in other mobile speakers. And improvements in digital signal processing let you share your music louder than the previous version of our Bluetooth speaker.

Form and function

Sure, the sound draws a crowd. But this speaker also has a sleek look you’ll appreciate. Curved edges and a thin profile make a bold statement, especially when you add a touch of color with an optional cover. The speaker easily slips right into a bag or backpack. The silicone button panel protects it from dirt and dust, while a wraparound metal grille adds to its durability and resists fingerprints.

Personalize it!

Optional soft covers add flair—and further protection—for your SoundLink® speaker III.

More features

  • Aux input enables audio connections from other sources, increasing versatility of system
  • USB port allows for software update to ensure ongoing Bluetooth device compatibility
  • Compact power adapter folds flat to fit easily in a bag, ideal for extended trips
  • Optional 12V car charger for charging your speaker while on the road
Rated 2 out of 5 by from potential to be good but VERY PROBLEMATIC Forget this thing and go to the UE Megaboom. It floats, swims, has great sound, but more importantly it powers on....I spent $300 bucks on the Bose and it will only power up about 4th or 5th try.....batteries fully charged, and weird led lights to indicate on or not? Very little help at tech support also. No handle, so hard to carry around. I bought the Megaboom after sooo much frustration with the $300 Bose paperweight, and it is fabulous and the sound is sweet and LOUD. Wish I could send the Bose back and get refund. Boo Bose
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sound link. Piece of junk. Great when it works- which is hardly ever. Purchased and had trouble linking up. Got it working for a little while...then it stopped linking up....save your $ and buy another manufacturers product. Very unhappy with Bose products.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I purchased the SoundLink III in early April of this year. The unit I purchased did not work out of the box. It would not pair with my iPhone. After contacting someone on-line a replacement unit was arranged. The replacement unit worked fine. The sound was good. After less than 2 months using the replacement unit it now does not work. It pairs with my iPhone but does not play any music. I tested it with my wife's phone with the same result. I followed the suggested steps from Bose on-line and still no sounds. I tried contacting a rep on-line but that feature seem not to be working today. I called the 800 number and am told that there would be more than a 20 minute wait. I guess everyone with Bose products are experiencing issues. Unacceptable from a company with the reputation that Bose has and for products that costs as much as they do. The only reason this gets a single star is I can not submit my comments without any stars.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best!! Great Sound. Great battery life, don't nee to charge from time to time. Worth the price!!
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not sure was happy with the sound for a small portable speaker (wireless)now it will not hook up through the bluetooth anymore THIS SUCKS
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I have had this speaker and the 2 before and I LOVE them, never have had issues with them, battery is still in good condition on all, I don't charge them until they are about to turn off so I won't "burn" the battery as they say . At one time I had trouble connecting it via Bluetooth but found out it was my cell phone after I replaced it (older model), after that no issues whatsoever, battery does give me around 10-14 hrs. I honestly don't have a complaint about the speaker, not sorry I have bought all 3 and I can't wait for the next version
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from USELESS PRODUCT I can connect this speaker about 1-4 of the time. The Bluetooth connection does not work well at all. I bought the Bose reputation and got this useless thing. So sad.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the sound disappointed in longevity Love the mobile sound great on patio and working outside or in shop. The bass is what makes this a joy for me. high freq hearing destroyed working next to jets on aircraft carriers. Small disappointment, battery advertised 14 hours, mine lasted around 5 -6 hours. Biggest disappointment, now the battery will not charge. Just under one year and usage is not heavy since I travel a lot. Tested the charger, appears to be good battery, reset unit no joy. Hope this was just a sub par part.
Date published: 2015-06-06
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  • System:5.18" H x 10.08" W x 1.89" D (3.03 lbs)
  • Wall charger:3.81" H x 1.87" W x 1.12" D
  • Wall charger cord:54" L


  • Aux input
  • Micro-USB port

Additional details

  • Wireless range up to 30 ft
  • Battery life up to 14 hours

In the box

  • SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III
  • Wall charger


SoundLink® speaker III cover
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How is this speaker different from the SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker II?

The SoundLink® speaker III plays louder and has better bass reproduction than the SoundLink® Mini speaker II. This makes it well-suited for sharing music with others. If you're looking for a lighter speaker (1.5 lb) with increased portability, the SoundLink® Mini speaker II is a great choice for personal listening.

Does the SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III support Wi-Fi® or WiDi?

No, the wireless connection for this speaker is Bluetooth only. If you’re looking for speakers that connect via Wi-Fi, have a look at our SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi music systems.

What is the battery life for the SoundLink® speaker III?

The battery lasts up to 14 hours on a single charge, a 30% increase over the previous model.

Does the speaker have a built-in cover?

No, the new industrial design lets the speaker stand upright without the built-in cover featured in the previous model.

How do I control the speaker?

Power and volume controls are located on the speaker itself. Otherwise, use your smartphone or other paired device to select a playlist, streaming audio source, etc. No remote control necessary.

What is the wireless range of the SoundLink® Mini speaker?

On average, the speaker will work within 30 feet of your paired Bluetooth device. Walls and construction materials can affect reception at times.

Can I stream music (Pandora®, Rhapsody®, etc.) from my computer to the SoundLink® Color speaker?

Yes, as long as your computer is enabled for Bluetooth and is within 30 feet of the speaker.

If I'm using my smartphone with the SoundLink® speaker III, will phone calls play through the speaker?

No. A phone call interrupts your audio source and plays through your phone only. When the call ends, your music automatically resumes through the SoundLink® speaker III.



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