Bose Home Speaker 500

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Bose has long made its name as the go-to brand for those who want great looks, solid sound, and ease of use when playing their favorite tunes at home or on the go. Recently, the company stepped even further into the forefront of home audio, offering a first for the brand in a new smart speaker to add to the ever-expanding genre. In addition, the company has two new smart soundbars, aiming to turn some heads and take some attention away from multiroom wireless company Sonos and its new Beam soundbar.

Each new option from the company is fully voice-controllable, featuring Amazon Alexa integration from the get-go, and according to Bose, other voice assistants to follow with software updates down the line (read Google Assistant). In addition, Bose says that Airplay 2 integration will be added in early 2019 to go along with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in.

Bose is calling its new smart speaker the Home Speaker 500. A small device that looks strikingly similar to the litany of oval pods in the market from Sonos and others, the Home Speaker 500 differs from many competitors in that it offers a screen on the front that displays what’s currently playing. We can expect that in the future the display will do more than just that, but Bose is keeping that to itself for now.

Wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker

The speaker is also a stereo device, which should make music playback more lifelike than the mono sound of most competitors. Inside the Bose Home Speaker 500, two custom drivers point in opposite directions to bounce sound off the walls. The result? A sound-stage wider than any other smart speaker, powerful enough to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.

“Voice-controlled speakers aren’t new, and there are plenty of great options to choose from. But we had a different vision for ours, inspired by what we could uniquely do to make the experience better,” said Bose consumer electronics division manager Doug Cunningham in a press release. “All of our new smart speakers double up on functionality. It takes just one Home Speaker 500 to deliver true stereo separation — there’s no need to pair two.”









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The Twelve Audio Video Gifts of Christmas – gift #10

Connections Plus Custom Audio Video - SoundWear Companion Speaker by Bose

Howie Foreman’s 10th AV Gift of Christmas is the SoundWear Companion Speaker by Bose.

This wearable speaker offers convenience and connection in a way that allows you to be totally into your music as well as completely aware of your surroundings. It rests comfortably on your shoulders and delivers sound that is full and clear to you, without bothering anyone around you.

Though sleek and low profile, this wearable wasn’t designed with fashion in mind. Every part of this speaker is meticulously engineered for better sound. The core of this personal speaker is legendary Bose waveguide technology and the resulting performance of the SoundWear Companion Speaker will astound you.

Call Connections Plus to get this great wearable technology for yourself AND get another one for your loved one on the 10th Day of Christmas.

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The Twelve Audio Video Gifts of Christmas – gift #6

Connections Plus Custom Audio Video - SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

Howie Foreman’s 6th AV Gift of Christmas is the BOSE SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II.

The SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II is designed for life on the go. The wrap-around silicon body gives it the compact durability you need to toss it in a bag or backpack and take it anywhere. It’s light weight and rounded with a soft-touch surface, so it’s still easy to carry in your hand. SoundLink Color II is water resistant and tough, with a design that keeps your music portable.

Control multiple functions with the press of a button, like answering calls on speakerphone, skipping tracks and switching between connected devices. Wherever you go, you can confidently take SoundLink Color II along, without missing a beat of your music. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 8 hours of playtime.

The only question left to answer about the SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II is what color to buy for each of the folks on your Christmas list!

Call Howie Foreman at Connections Plus Custom Audio Video to join the Bose SoundLink family.

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The Twelve Audio Video Gifts of Christmas – gift #3

Connections Plus Custom Audio Video - Rockwall, TX - Bose Accoustimass Stereo Speaker System

Howie Foreman’s 3rd AV Gift of Christmas is a tried and true Bose stereo system called the Acoustimass® 5 Series V stereo speaker system20.

The 3rd AV Gift of Christmas is a Bose stereo system called the Acoustimass® 5 Series V stereo speaker system.

Clear, lifelike stereo sound without cluttering your living space. The Bose® Acoustimass® 5 Series V speaker system includes two small Direct/Reflecting® Series II satellite speakers, plus a hideaway Acoustimass module for a stealthy system that delivers big sound. Inside each sleek, low-profile satellite are two precisely angled drivers that provide the perfect mix of direct and reflected sound for a spacious music-listening experience.

The compact Acoustimass module can be placed out of sight, anywhere in your room so you can enjoy deep bass that seems to emanate from the tiny satellites. Could the thousands of loyal Bose customers who swear by Acoustimass be wrong? No way. Think Acoustimass for Christimas!Connections Plus - Custom Audio Video -Audio Video flourish

The Twelve Audio Video Gifts of Christmas – gift #2

ConnectionsPlus Custom Audio Video - Bose SoundSport Free Wireless In-Ear Headphone Ear Buds

Howie Foreman’s 2nd AV Gift of Christmas is a pair of BOSE SoundSport Free wireless, in-ear headphone ear buds designed for people with an active lifestyle.

When you open your gift of BOSE SoundSport Free Wireless Ear Buds, get ready for clear, powerful sound from the first truly wireless, in-ear headphones that BOSE has ever made. They’re engineered to stay in place and stay comfortable during even the most active lifestyle.

The technology inside these earbuds is focused on every detail from tuning the circuits for improved sound to tweaking the antenna position for maximum Bluetooth® signal strength. The result of this fine design is in-ear headphones that play consistently and clearly whether your phone is in your hand, in your pocket, strapped to your arm or sitting on top of the treadmill, with never a wire in sight. The volume-optimized EQ and Bose digital signal processing make music sound full and balanced at any volume whatever you’re doing.

The SoundSport Free Wireless In-Ear headphones have an unmatched combination of comfort and stability because the specially engineered nozzle of their StayHear+ Sport tips that spread contact evenly around the inside of your ear, while the fin conforms naturally to the shape of the upper ridge of your ear. Consequently, the BOSE SoundSport Free Wireless Ear Buds are comfortable, but won’t fall out.

You don’t have to be a body builder, sprinter or extreme sport enthusiast to enjoy BOSE SoundSport Free Wireless Ear Buds. Anyone who works up a sweat will appreciate the water-repellent mesh in the open ports to keep what’s inside dry come rain or sweat.

By the way, these ear buds come with a case that is much more than just a case. When you’re finished working on site or working out, place your BOSE SoundSport Free Wireless Ear Buds back in their case. It will not only protect them, but it can provide two additional full charges for up to 10 hours of battery life. Plus, a quick 15-minute charge will give you 45 minutes of battery.

For the specifications, pricing and details, call Connections Plus Custom Audio Video.

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Picnic – take along the new Revolve speaker from Bose

Bose’s new Revolve Bluetooth speakers look great and play sound in every direction.

Little speaker. Big goosebumps.

Meet SoundLink Revolve, one of Bose best performing portable Bluetooth speakers yet. It delivers true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage. Place it in the center of the room and everyone gets the same experience. Or set it near a wall and sound will radiate and reflect around the room, immersing you. Taking it outdoors? Great, it’s meant to go where you go.

Bose launched this speaker with two variations, the Resolve is 6 inches tall with a 12 hour battery life and the Resolve + is just over 7 inches tall with a larger diameter and a 16 hour battery life and plays louder as well as longer. Two speakers can be joined together for a wider stereo soundstage.

Resolve is water resistant (IPX4) so will keep going through a little rain. Don’t have your phone handy? Don’t worry. You can still make dinner reservations or send a text message. Just press and hold the multi-function button to access the voice input for Siri and Google Now™ right from the speaker. Problem solved.

For a limited time, Bose are offering a bundle of the SoundLink Revolve speaker with the Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa. Playing music is easier than ever with voice access to streaming services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. And everything else that Alexa can do  played back in surprisingly full sound.

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