Bose today announced its best Bluetooth speakers ever — the new SoundLink Revolve™ and SoundLink Revolve+™. With true omni-directional performance, and an entirely new acoustic design, Revolve speakers spread deep, jaw dropping sound in every direction — from a seamless aluminium design.
“When SoundLink first hit the market, it took the industry by storm,” said Glenn Gomes-Casseres, director of products for Bose wireless speakers. “We didn’t want to make small improvements to the audio that made it famous. We wanted the difference to be so dramatic, that it would take just one song to hear the best sound you’ve ever heard from a little speaker — all over again.”
To do that, Bose engineers started from a clean sheet to redefine the relationship between size, sound, and battery-power. An entirely new acoustic package was developed first, then matched with the cylindrical shape it required, and a single piece aluminium enclosure. There’s no “front” or “back,” because Revolve speakers don’t have to be pointed to favour one location over another. They combine dual-opposing passive radiators with a powerful, ultra-efficient transducer — positioned face down — and a new patented acoustic deflector. With an added “pressure trap” to eliminate distortion, the result is dramatic. Sound radiates uniformly in every direction, with deep, rich bass — and without the sweet spots and frequency drop-offs of conventional 360-degree speakers. Set in the middle of the room, a corner, or anywhere in between, Revolve speakers deliver the same experience for everyone. Music is spacious, clear, and when you want — remarkably loud.
Both new Revolve models are just at home outside. They feature an IPX4-rating to withstand spills, rain, and pool splashes; and rugged durability to survive knocks, drops, and bumps. A quarter-twenty thread on the bottom of each makes for easy mounting on a tri-pod for listening in the garden or an outdoor party.
Revolve is 15.2 cm high x 8.2 cm deep, weighs a mere 0.66 kg, and provides up to 12-hours of battery life. Revolve+ is slightly bigger for more performance at 18.4 cm high x 10.5 cm deep, 0.9 kg, and up to 16-hours of playtime. Both can pair through NFC, feature plain-language voice-prompts for fool-proof set-up, and integrate microphones to use as a speakerphone, or with Siri and Google Assistant.
The free Bose Connect app now syncs two SoundLinks — any combination, for any model starting with the SoundLink Color II. New Stereo Mode enables left-right pairing, and new Party Mode lets you play the same music on both simultaneously.
THE SOUNDLINK OBSESSION
Bose SoundLink speakers are globally recognised as the standard for mobile audio. The original SoundLink Mobile speaker redefined the Bluetooth speaker category with revolutionary performance from a portable design. The SoundLink Mini and Mini II took the market by storm with an entirely new level of sound quality from an even smaller design. The SoundLink III pushed the boundaries further with an even more powerful experience. The original Color became a hit with its rugged design and has just been updated with the SoundLink Color II, Revolve and Revolve+ usher is the next generation of SoundLink, made possible by the same obsession that started it all — to make the smallest, best sounding wireless speaker ever.
PRICING, AVAILABILITY AND COLOURS
The SoundLink Revolve and SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speakers will be available to pre-order beginning April 13, 2017 for £199.95 and £279.95, respectively, and come in two colours – Triple Black and Lux Grey. SoundLink Revolve and SoundLink Revolve+ are sold at Bose stores, Bose.co.uk, authorised Bose dealers, and 0333-3000 112. Additional information can be found at Bose.co.uk.