Bose announces new SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music System
Home wireless speakers has been a Sonos stronghold for the last few years, and nothing has been able to touch them in terms of their offerings. Bose however is aiming to change that with the introduction of their new SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music Systems by throwing their name in the ring with their new offerings.
For now, Bose are only officially announcing 3 new home offerings with different sizing and price points:
- The SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system measures approximately 10″H x 17″W x 7 “D. It features exclusive waveguide technology and a new proprietary woofer to deliver deep, rich sound and the power to serve as a home’s main music system.
- The SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system is more compact at about 7″H X 12″W and 4″D. It offers natural, room-filling sound and can be placed almost anywhere.
- The SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi system combines full-range audio and a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery in a speaker no bigger than the average book — about 6″H x 10″W and less than 3″D. Take it with you in and around the home, and the music keeps playing.
Obviously each model is aimed at a different price point and a target. If you’re looking for loud crisp sound, perhaps at slightly larger parties, then the SoundTouch 30 is more up your alley, especially with all the extra kick you get from the size. Priced in India at Rs. 52763, and Australia at $899 AUD, it’s certainly a hefty amount – but it’s clearly intended to be taken full advantage of it’s sound properties. But perhaps, the SoundTouch 30 isn’t your style, and you want something a little smaller and something not as loud? Then the SoundTouch 20 is certainly more your alley – especially for those that just need the music in 1 room. Pricing begins at Rs. 32512.50 in India, and $549 AUD in Australia.
However, if you’re looking for something more portable that you can move around the house, then the SoundTouch Portable, as the name implies, is more your choice. Rather than pluggable, this one features a rechargeable battery and is slightly smaller than the SoundTouch 20. Priced at Rs. 32512.50 in India, and $549 AUD in Australia, it’s exactly priced like the SoundTouch 20 so you have choice at the same price point. And of course, all Bose SoundTouch System can be controlled via the touch of a button on the device, or with any Windows, Android, iOS, or Mac device (and of course, via your wi-fi setup) so you shouldn’t have any issue with finding it hard to control the system(s).
And of course, Bose SoundTouch systems can not only play music from your computers but can interact with Online Radio and various streaming services (these depend on your country availability), and they are also Air-Play enabled to work from any Apple device. Our only problem is that it’s not DLNA or Bluetooth enabled so you can’t play it directly from Windows Phone devices, but here’s hoping an app is in the works soon.
If you are interested in these devices – they should be available in India in November, and December in Australia alone with a refresh of some of Bose’s outdoor and bedroom sound products. If you are interested, head over to your local Bose Website and find out more.
What makes the Bose Sound Touch 20 system so special? Just press one button, and you're immediately enjoying your favorite Internet radio station, music artist or playlist. Stuff that usually takes clicking or tapping and scrolling just to access. Now it's right at your fingertips-like having your favorites on speed dial. No computer, tablet or smartphone needed. Plus, you'll be treated to rich, full-range sound that brings your music to life. With Sound Touch, if you have an existing home Wi-Fi network, you're ready to enjoy Bose sound in any room you want-no extra equipment necessary. That means you can put your tablet away, or leave your phone in your pocket, and still stream the music you love.