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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 159764 11-Dec-2014 22:54
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Does anyone have one of these BOSE soundlink bluetooth speakers?

I am considering getting one as they seem to have consistently good feedback regarding the sound quality...

I have visited JB HiFi and had a play with the demo unit. (The demo unit drops the Bluetooth connection to my phone, and select AUX, after a couple of minutes, but I assume it is set up to do this in the shop automatically for demo purposes. (although there is no mention that the demo unit operates differently to the unit one actually purchases). The sound quality is suburb.

I have also read the owners manual online, but I still have a question that I need answered...

The manual indicates that after 30 minutes without audio, the unit will shut down. This seems a sensible function to preserve the battery, however, I will most likely use it mostly in the docked position, connected to the mains power. What I want to know is... this still the case if the unit is docked to the charger?

My intention is to leave the unit docked & charging, on a table on the far side on the bedroom, and I want to be able to play music / Internet radio from my Samsung phone without having to get up and out of bed each and every time in the morning, just to turn the unit on.

Can anyone confirm that with the speaker docked, that it is NOT necessary to actually physically press buttons on the unit to start the bluetooth connection and play music?

With my current $40 bluetooth speaker, I can connect to it anytime without having to actually touch the speaker buttons at all. This is want I want to be able to do with the BOSE unit.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1195996 12-Dec-2014 07:32
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Hi. This a great speaker and you won't regret it. I use mine at work on mains. If I take my phone away for a period it will switch off and doesn't automatically switch back on. However pairing is quick and switching it back on quickly gets things moving again.
Maybe consider installing a plug closer to your bed (it is that good!). Cheers Martyn

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1196108 12-Dec-2014 10:15
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Thanks for the reply Martynnz.

It does get consistent good reviews, and I have listened to it in the shop - and I like what I hear.

So, just to clarify your reply, you are saying that each time before using it, the (re)pairing process requires that you actually physically press the bluetooth pairing button on the unit, even when it is permanently placed in the charger base, and having been left running from a previous session?

IE, I can't just grab my phone that is beside the bed in the morning (like I do now with my $40 bluetooth speaker), pair it, and start playing music, I simply HAVE to get up out of bed , go over to the unit, and press the bluetooth button, before I can reconnect/ re-pair.

<sigh! - I suppose I could train the wife, but I haven't had a lot of success with that in the past!>

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  Reply # 1196206 12-Dec-2014 12:38
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To clarify. You just power on the speaker and it will automatically re-pair, no need to push bluetooth button. The problem for you is reaching the power button. Cheers Martyn

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1196279 12-Dec-2014 13:29
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Got it - thanks heaps for the feedback. I'll start the wife training as soon as I get up the courage!

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1196574 12-Dec-2014 20:39
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Having looked at the link, you'll be stoked to be transformed into an over excited model who takes their Bose product everywhere!
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