Bose announces new Portable Home Speaker with Assistant and Alexa for $349

Bose announces new Portable Home Speaker with Assistant and Alexa for $349

Bose has announced its first portable smart home speaker, aptly named the Bose Portable Home Speaker. The new speaker stands 7.5-inches tall, is just over 4-inches wide, and weighs in at 2.3 pounds.

It has an anodized aluminum body and inside are “three passive radiators, a high-excursion driver, and a proprietary deflector” to “distribute clear, lifelike sound evenly in every direction — including size-defying bass.”

There is also a built-in handle, and Bose says the battery will last for up to 12 hours, meaning you can bring your tunes with you wherever you go. It even has a water-resistance rating of IPX4 which is able to withstand spills, splashes, and rain.

When it comes connectivity, the new Bose Portable Home Speaker does it all. Not only does it support the most commonly used Bluetooth and Wi-Fi standards for connecting wirelessly, but you can also stream via Spotify Connect or AirPlay 2.

Along with all the different ways to connect, the Bose Portable Home speaker also features some serious smarts in the form of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Using its own proprietary voice pick-up system, you’ll be able to use your favorite voice-activated assistant to access your favorite music, ask questions, control your smart home, and much much mo

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