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Bose's New Bluetooth Speaker Can Really Take A Beating

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Bose is a company known for giving us great audio via headphones and large speakers. Today, the company just launched its first compact Bluetooth speaker in a little while, and it’s quite a little powerhouse. The Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker is a small, yet tough speaker that’s not afraid to get wet.

The Bose SoundLink Flex Speaker is ruggedized and waterproof

This speaker was made with outdoor activities and the natural elements in mind. First and foremost, it has an IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating. This means that most dust, dirt, and sand particles shouldn’t be able to make it inside the speaker.

Along with that, it can be submerged one meter underwater for 30 minutes without a problem. Bose says it also conducted equivalent tests with the Flex speaker using saltwater and chlorinated pool water. Meaning you can use it in either of those environments. But Bose does recommend giving the speaker a rinse with fresh water afterwards to help extend its longevity and corrosion resistance.

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As for the body, Bose says that the SoundLink Flex has a rugged silicone body with a powder-coated steel grille. What this means is that this speaker can take a lot of abuse and keep on going.

This speaker is really compact and, it comes in three colors

Since the SoundLink Flex is meant to be taken so many places, it has a really compact design. It measures 7.9 inches wide, 3.6 inches long, and 2.1 inches deep, meaning that it can be taken anywhere, and it should fit in most bags. It also has a utility loop, so it can be attached to bags and clothing.

The SoundLink Flex comes in three different colors. There’s Black, White Smoke, and Stone Blue.
Bose promises ‘All day’ listening with this speaker.

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One of the most important specs on a speaker is the battery life. Bose claims that you’ll be able to listen to this speaker all day. The company says that it will last you a full 12 hours of listening; “enough to last you through your all-day family reunion or lazy afternoon at the park.” This will all depend on your usage, however.

The SoundLink Flex will have the typical Bluetooth features, and then some

While the Bose SoundLink Flex isn’t exactly a smart speaker, it still has some neat connection specs. It can remember up to eight different devices and it can access digital assistants with the built-in microphone.

A neat feature is that the SoundLink Flex can be paired with another Flex for stereo audio. Not only that, but it can communicate with Bose smart speakers and play audio from both simultaneously. If you want to pick one of these speakers up, it’s available today from the Bose store. It will set you back $149.

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