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Ever buy something and wonder why you grabbed that specific brand? There are, after all, so many different brands of everything out there. So why do you buy the brands you buy? For me, it’s because they are the brands I was raised on. My father introduced me to Bose at a very young age and I feel like I’ve just gotten used to having Bose ever since. The sound quality just speaks to me. So it was only natural around Christmas last year for me to grab myself a Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth speaker. Sure there were 10+ more brands of Bluetooth speakers and even more Bose options. This was just the one that I was able to afford and trusted to work and have the best sound quality. I do recommend you demo a speaker before you buy. This might not be the best choice for you, but it was the best choice for me.

I can tell you almost 7 months later that it was not a bad decision.  I have been using it since then and it is my primary speaker. Despite it’s small size it still creates a nice surround sound feel. I can put it on the left, right, or smack dab in the middle and the sound still seems to be all around me. These are truly portable and have a nice shape. It is smooth to the touch but you don’t feel like you are going to drop it. There are 5 colors to choose from including black and white for those who just want something elegant and simple. I bought the red. I like how it sticks out. You can also put stickers or even possibly paint or draw stuff on the empty spaces on the front, back and sides of the speaker.

The battery life is decent. The box says it should run for 8 consecutive hours on a full charge. I haven’t tested this because I use mine on and off for about an hour or so at a time. But so far it seems to keep up to that 8 hours, if not longer. It charges via micro USB, so no need to worry about losing your charger. You can just pick up any micro USB and charge it.

It is a Bluetooth speaker but it also has an AUX in port. So if your Bluetooth isn’t working, (this has happened to me a few times) or your device isn’t Bluetooth capable, you can still use it. It also can be simultaneously connected with 2 devices via Bluetooth so you and your friend can take turns streaming music. Since there is also an AUX in a total of 3 devices can stream to the speaker with little help other than switching between the Bluetooth and AUX in via the buttons on the top of the speaker. Also on top of the speaker are the Power, Play/Pause and Volume Up/Down buttons. You can use these buttons and/or the ones on your device to control these aspects of the music playback.

So if you are sitting at that amount between $100 and $150, this speaker is a great choice in your price range.

Specs: 

Height: 5.3 in (13.4 cm)
Width: 5.0 in (12.8 cm)
Depth: 2.1 in (5.3 cm)
Weight: 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg)
Wireless range up to 30 ft – (tested) thumbs up

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Brandy was born and raised in Central Texas. Her first smartphone was the HTC-Tmobile-Google G1 when she was 17. That is where her love for technology truly started. She currently has an LG G3. She loves reading up on specs and trying out new technology. She tries hard not to spend all her savings on new tech, but usually fails.

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