SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III

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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 Amazing upgrade! I initially purchased the original Soundlink mini and I loved it but needed something with a louder sound to fill my living area. This Soundlink speaker is definitely worth the higher price from the mini. It's not that the mini was bad in any way, but this is much larger and able to produce much better sound. I love the build and solidity of the speaker. It uses authentic materials, which I expect from Bose. As far as sound, the detail and bass response amazes me every time I listen to it. The speaker has what I would call surround sound; it reflects off of my walls in my living room and sounds superb. Another thing to note, the battery easily lasts for a week while listening to it everyday for hours. I feel like Bose underrated the battery life because I'm able to get 20-25 hours of battery sometimes. This is easily my best investment and I love it. I'm able to bring amazing sound wherever I go. On the downside, it isn't weatherproofed. I get nervous bringing it around a pool or to the beach for that reason, however, it doesn't claim to be weather resistant, so it's not the speaker's fault.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!. Excellent indoor and outdoor product, highly recommend!.
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearest Sound Ever! This speaker is my first Bose product but probably not my last. A couple sitting next to me at the beach had one and I was amazed at the clarity and richness of the sound. I had to have one and have no regrets.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Sound, Little Package I bought this Bluetooth speaker a few months back and absolutely love it! We use it all the time for entertaining company in our large backyard (about .25 acre yard). Although compact, this speaker pumps out some serious sound while somehow maintaining the quality you come to expect from Bose. I'm a happy owner of several Bose products and will buy nothing else! Go Bose or go home!
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Sound Quality I bought this speaker a few weeks ago. Incredible sound quality and couldn't be easier to use - cordless and Bluetooth so you can take anywhere
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a Bose! We bought this without hearing one first. We were looking for a portable speaker to use in the kitchen and on the deck. The sound is great inside or out! Connecting is a breeze, and operating is easily done from your smart device.One of the reviews mentioned an "always on" feature. I guess that and connectivity to another speaker would be the only two things on our wish list. I guess we shouldn't be surprised at the great sound, afterall, it's a Bose!
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the sound This Bose product has lived up to ever expectation I had and more. It is a must have for any home or music enthusiast.
Date published: 2015-11-01
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
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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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