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Old 10-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Bose soundlink

I bought one of the widgets. It is a tiny little bluetooth driven audio amp. For what it is, the sound is incredible. It absolutely fills a Scamp 16 with sound - loud and clean if desired. I put all of my mp3 music on my 10" android tablet, created a 'best of' playlist and just let it rip.

Interestingly, even playing fairly loud the sound from outside is barely noticeable.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Good to "hear" John. Nothing better than good tunes while camping IMHO
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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Before buying any electronics, camera, etc. I check The Wirecutter which gathers reviews and does it's own hands on evaluation.

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The $200 Bose SoundLink Mini is perhaps the most interesting competitor owing to its great sound in a smaller package, but it fits a bit of a strange niche that we think limits its real world appeal. Its $200 price tag pits it squarely against the UE Boom, our pick for best rugged speaker, which is water resistant, puts out 360 degree sound, charges via micro USB, has double the battery life, and clear-sounding speakerphone capabilities. Now if you’re willing to do away with all those features, and put up with a chunky, proprietary charging dock, then by all means get the Bose, which other reviewers agree has a slight edge in sound quality owing to its deeper, warmer bass (GadgetMac has the most detailed review that pits the Bose head-to-head with the Boom). At the end of the day though, if you want the best sound possible, you should get a bigger speaker. And if you want something that’s also portable, you’re going to want the extra features of the Boom (which is no slouch in sound quality).

I'll be sticking with my Altec-Lansing dock, but only because I'm retired and don't need more stuff.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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I know a few people with those bluetooth Bose speakers, and they do put out good. They are also a really nice size to pack too. If I was looking for something along that line, I would not hesitate on that Bose unit.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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I was given a Bose Sound dock for my MP3 player that pops out the tunes far greater than what my little trailer really needs.
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Apparently, I would have to buy a Bluetooth adapter for my iPod Classic to use either the Bose or the UE Boom. No idea what the adapter costs.
Need to check your devices to see if they support Bluetooth.
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Glenn you can pick them up for about $25/30 I like my classic due to the larger storage cap it has. Which is why I have stuck to using the dock but the blue tooth option has been getting my attention of late.

Heres one on EBay - Bluetooth Adapter for Ipod classic
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There is an auxiliary input so you can have a wired connection as well
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Well, I might put the UE Boom on my Xmas/birthday list ( sometimes it pays to have a birthday so close to Xmas ).
I have the Altec-Lansing inmotion im500 dock, which is really compact. It gets that way by using six AAA batteries or the AC power cord. On a pension, I can't afford to feed it batteries so I bought rechargeable ( so now I've got another $60 invested in it ).

Maybe I'll just save the planet and use what I have...
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I find that the sound system in my truck along with my iPod connected into that sound system provide all the music I desire while traveling. Once in camp my preference is the sounds of nature. That's always been part of why I camp, I can listen to all the noise, ahh music, I desire between camp spots and while in town.
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Which reminds me. Where is my iPod Classic? I know where the dock is because I put the new rechargeable batteries in it.
We pretty much listen to CBC radio or Radio Classics on the Sirius satellite radio.
I know where that is. And I know the TV and DVD player are, in a box under the bed, at the back.
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The only issue I have with the Bose is it is only good for music. Other models offer the same plus you can answer the phone if using your iPhone as your music source and the phone rings.
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Actually Jim, if you are using bluetooth from your phone with any bluetooth receiver it plays whatever sound that comes from your phone. Notifications, ringtones, and the like all cut into the music. Most of the time I wish they wouldn't, as it interrupts the song. At least this is what I have experienced with them.

Some evenings I turn the phone reception and notifications off, as I never want to deal with them until morning anyway.

What I actually use when outside of the trailer now, is a small bluetooth receiver connected to a Milwaukee jobsite radio. Having control over the 8,000 songs on my phone is great. Often we pass the phone around the campfire for others to pick what they want to play next, plus it is easy to skip a song without getting up if you wish. I use this receiver in the trailer too, hooked to the stereo in there. On a cold night playing cards, it is great to have the phone sitting right beside me to select songs.

Still, nothing beats a couple guitars, with some drums and harmonicas thrown in the mix, for playing music around the campfire anyway. To heck with all these high tech gizmos.
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I called Bose and that is what they told me, no speakerphone nor notification capability. I do not understand why not.
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