Bose Portable Home Speaker: Australian release date
With battery-powered Wi-Fi, voice control and 360 degrees of sound, Bose's latest innovation makes portable audio easy.
Following the launch of the impressive Headphones 700, Bose has today announced the release date of its next product. The Bose Portable Home Speaker has been teased on the company site since late August, but a press release has now confirmed that it will be available to Aussie customers from 26 September.
The nifty new speaker comes in at $499.95, with the ability to pre-order it arriving on today. In usual Bose style, two colourway choices of black and silver will be available to order.
The launch will see the Portable Home Speaker join Bose's existing smart speaker family, which already includes the Home Speaker 500 and 300. Weighing in at just 1.06kgs, the latest design has been made to be more easily portable than its predecessors.
The new speaker also promises improved 360-degree sound and a deeper bass output, which is set to minimise the decreased sound quality often encountered with portable speakers. In a new move, the Portable Home Speaker will also come with a rechargeable battery, offering users up to 12 hours of play from the one charge.
Similar to the existing models, the latest speaker is both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled. The Wi-Fi allows for the use of both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, allowing you your choice of VPA, while AirPlay 2 and Spotify are also able to be used.
In a release, senior product manager for Bose speakers, Ben Burns, has said that the new design has been created with the usual "features everyone wants and loves", alongside new features that will improve user experience.
"We lived with it like anyone else would — with our families and friends, away from work — to make sure it was the kind of product we wanted to use, day after day. It was. And we think people who take it home will feel the same way."
The Bose Portable Home Speaker comes with an integrated handle for convenient portability and can be charged with a standard USB-C cable. A charging cradle can also be purchased separately for $39.95.