I’m of the firm opinion that having one thing in a variety of colors is, well, awesome. If I see a sweater I like, I buy it in two or three colors. I love boxes of Crayolas and baskets of Easter eggs.
Bose is finally getting with some colored options for its new SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III ($300), the latest entry to its SoundLink line. You can buy accessory covers ($35 each) in five colors–gray, blue, green, orange and pink–to complement your personality or home decor. The speaker is sturdy, with curved edges and a thin profile. A silicone button panel protects from dirt and dust, and a wraparound metal grille resists fingerprints.
In addition to a makeover, Bose is presenting this speaker as its “best-performing Bluetooth speaker yet.” Here is what the company attributes to the increased performance:
Four neodymium transducers and dual-opposing passive radiators combine with a new digital signal processing algorithm and improved electronics to play louder than its predecessor, while maintaining balanced and natural sound at higher listening levels.
SoundLink III weighs 3 pounds, is 5 inches high, and will play for 14 hours on a single battery charge. It also stores the six most recently used Bluetooth devices in memory–whether it’s your iPhone, iPad, or Android device–so you don’t have to deal with the annoying hassle of pairing them over and over again. The only question is, what color to get? Decisions, decisions.