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SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III

SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III is rated 4.3918 out of 5 by 245.
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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 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sound!!!! Purchased about 3 weeks ago, easy to setup. Would buy another one.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audiophile sound... I have klipsch rf62 package for home theatre. I have kef ls50 for music. Still I use bose soundlink for most of time due to its portability and excellent sound. All areas like vocal, bass and high frequencies are superb. Highly recommended for portable speaker for low to moderate volume. Thanks bose... Note: Giving four star for "easy of use" as other brands have additional features. But for sound quality this is simply the best.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No replacement wall charger. I received this as a gift. I love the sound it puts out also how handy it is to take places. I one huge complaint is that you can get a replacement wall charger for it. I have checked every where and they are not available. I had to get a car charger and every time I have to charge it I have to run to the car. Such a pain so sometimes I just don't use it because of the hassles. I hope they correct this problem. All I can say is just don't misplace your wall charger!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Sound I purchased this about 2 months ago and use it practically everyday! Has a great sound....easily portable...used it on a few trips and the battery life is very good...
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from suggetion for improvement I listened to the music reproduced by the speaker and was impressed about the high quality sound. But i like to hear stereophon. Could You please develop speakers wich allow to select between mono, left or right channel. Thanks Achilles Venus
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the BSL III I use my BSL III everyday and love it! Excellent sound quality like all my other BOSE products. It's hard to imagine using any other brand after my experience with the BOSE brand. I did just begin to have a problem that I believe may be with the charger. The battery light is flashing RED and it does not appear to be charging anymore. I'd like to get a new charger to see if that's the problem, but I can't seem to find where I can purchase one?? Can you help? I don't see anywhere on the website that you offer the charger. Any suggestions?? Thank you.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is speaker totally turned me into a Bose fan This is such an awesome speaker and I don't get why there are reviews saying this is not loud enough. When I turned this on to watch movies, I always worry about annoying downstairs neighbours because of the great bass it has. In the past, I didn't quite get it why Bose charges so much money for its products and after I use Soundlink III, I got it. Bose products offer un-duplicatable user experience. Now I bought Bose Soundsport earbuds and I can't wait to try them, too!
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my SoundLink III I got this speaker a week ago today after a work trip to Atlanta. My company sells them and gave us a deal to get them half off for a limited time in order to drive familiarity with the product and drive more sales. We use a SL3 in our store every day to play music on for the whole store. And I was always amazed by the quality and range that this little guy has to offer. I have had very many Bluetooth speakers in my day and the most notable two before this one were my Braven 705, and my Big Jambox by Jawbone. I thought for the price nothing could compare to the sound that my Jambox gives until I heard this puppy. I couldn't wait to get home and try this baby out on my iPad. I listen to all types of music and watch movies from my iPad at the house. And I'm pleased to say that this speaker is worth every bit of the MSRP. I haven't used my Big Jambox since I got this and I plan on bringing this one back to Atlanta with me in a week when I go back for work again. Thank you bose for such an amazing product! I am a believer! I do only use this speaker inside just because it's so glamorous and I would hate to ruin it. So my other speakers suit my outside needs still.. But indoors I'm all BOSE!
Date published: 2015-08-02
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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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