We attended a major press launch at Bose last night, and the company has unveiled a raft of new portable products.
First up is its £699 SoundDock 10 digital music system, which joins the original SoundDock and SoundDock Portable models in the Bose line-up.
"The SoundDock 10 system is for people who want the sound quality of a primary music system for their Apple iPod or iPhone," says Phil Hess, vice-president of the Bose Home Entertainment Division. "We started with a clear goal: to deliver unparalleled audio performance without the need for complicated equipment."
It incorporates new and existing Bose technologuies, he says, including a new version of Bose's proprietary waveguide technology and a revamped Bose woofer for deeper bass.
Works with Apple iPhone/iPodTwo proprietary Bose Twiddler transducers (a combination of a high-frequency transducer and midrange driver) are positioned in the front of the system to create "accurate musical reproduction".
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SoundDock 10 is 'Made For iPod' and 'Works With iPhone' certified, and is compatible with any click-wheel iPod or iPod Touch, and the iPhone 3G S, 3G and original iPhone.
A Bluetooth dock is included in the box and streams music wirelessly from a stereo Bluetooth music phone.
You can also connect other MP3 players, an iPod Shuffle or portable CD player via the aux input, and a video output enables users to play video from an iPod or iPhone on a TV.
An infrared remote controls the system and the basic functions of an iPod/iPhone, including playlist navigation. The Bose SoundDock 10 will be available for £699 from Bose retailers from October 12th.
SoundLink wireless music systemAlso new from Bose is the SoundLink wireless music system, a one-piece portable music system that enables users to play music from their computer wirelessly around the home.
No software or wi-fi connection is needed. Just plug the SoundLink USB key supplied into your computer, select music from iTunes, internet radio or any other music source and the music will stream via a long-range wireless link that works through most floors and walls.
Added flexibility is provided by the rechargeable lithium-ion battery included as standard.
The new Bose SoundLink system comes in gloss black and will be available from the end of September for £490.
It's also available as an upgrade to the Bose Wave music system for £149.