Bose has launched the most recent member of its SoundLink household of Bluetooth audio system and headphones, the $149 SoundLink Flex. It’s obtainable beginning October 13 at Bose.com and different retailers in three colours: Black, white, or blue.
The SoundLink Flex’s IP67 score for water and mud resistance makes it a fairly good pool and seaside companion, and will it really go for a kerplunk, it’s going to float again to the floor of the water so that you don’t have to seize a masks and snorkel to retrieve it.
However the function that units the SoundLink Flex other than the massive assortment of moveable Bluetooth audio system out there’s Bose’s declare that it’s the primary Bluetooth speaker to know which approach it’s oriented, enabling it to regulate its sound accordingly. Bose calls this “PositionIQ,” and it may possibly sense whether or not the SoundLink Flex is sitting upright on a countertop, mendacity on its again, or hanging from its built-in cloth loop.
Its battery will final a claimed 12 hours per cost, and it makes use of the USB-C format for charging. The SoundLink Flex might be stereo paired with a second SoundLink Flex — or another Bose Bluetooth speaker — or you may join a number of audio system to play the identical content material utilizing Celebration Mode.
It additionally options Bose’s SimpleSync know-how that lets it hook up with any Bose soundbar or sensible speaker for synchronous playback when at house. The speaker weighs only one pound and has a silicone rubber again panel and powder-coated metal grille to guard its internals from drops or bumps.
Bose additionally just lately launched the most recent mannequin in its QuietComfort collection, the $329 QuietComfort 45 noise-canceling headphones, and likewise introduced its first Dolby Atmos soundbar, the $899 Bose Sensible Soundbar 900.