Bose Stories August 31

After surfacing in an FCC filing last month, Bose today has officially taken the wraps off of its highly anticipated update to the QuietComfort 35 headphones. The new QuietComfort 45 headphones pack a familiar design, with improvements to noise cancellation and transparency modes to rival the AirPods Max and other higher-end offerings.

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Bose Stories September 10, 2020

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds challenge to AirPods Pro now official [U]

Update: The launch is now official, with the Earbuds available for pre-order at $279.95. Bose has also launched new versions of its audio sunglasses at $249.95. These were last month spotted in an FCC listing by 9to5Toys. The originals are still available at $199.99.

An interesting new alternative to AirPods Pro is on the way in the form of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. A launch video for the new noise-cancelling true wireless in-ear headphones was seemingly accidentally posted and then deleted

Bose Stories June 25, 2020

Apple leads Bose and Sony in preferred brands for wireless in-ear headphones

A survey of headphone purchase intentions among UK consumers found that Apple is the preferred brand when it comes to true wireless in-ear headphones, with Bose and Sony both ahead of Beats …

Bose Stories February 19, 2020

Bose AirPlay 2 support continues for existing speaker owners. Three Bose speaker systems got the upgrade last year, and the company has just announced that nine more will receive a free over-the-air firmware update sometime between now and February 25.

The update is for SoundTouch speakers and Lifestyle home entertainment systems…

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Bose Stories May 29, 2019

Bose is replacing its well-regarded QuietComfort 35 noise-canceling headphones with a new model, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

The new headphones, which will ship on June 30, promise two significant improvements …

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Bose Stories April 18, 2019

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game.

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Bose Stories November 20, 2018

While no one has managed to match the magic of AirPods in the almost two-year period since they hit the market, there is one Apple-endorsed pair of wireless earbuds that arguably fits the slot where theoretical AirPods Pro could exist.

Bose SoundSport Free Wireless are truly wireless, offer 5-hour battery, and include a protective charging case like Apple AirPods. SoundSport Free Wireless also adds water resistance with an IPX4 rating, in-ear sport tips for delivering louder sound and natural noise cancellation, and a higher retail price.

Bose hasn’t quite captured the wireless-without-compromise balance that Apple struck two years ago, but SoundSport Free Wireless includes a few significant features that may be worth the trade-off with AirPods in some situations.

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Bose Stories September 21, 2017

Bose has this morning unveiled its first truly wireless headphones, dubbed the SoundSport Free. Much like Apple’s own AirPods and Jaybird’s latest Run in-ears, Bose is taking aim at active users looking for an audio solution during exercise.

As one of the biggest names in audio, Bose is taking its established tech and cramming it into earbuds that weigh just 0.35-ounces each. A wireless carrying case will handle charging, much like what Apple and Jaybird has instituted with their own headsets in recent releases. However, its a new antennae system that Bose claims will truly set its new release apart from the competition.

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Bose Stories April 19, 2017

A new lawsuit against Bose alleges that the company spies on users of its wireless headphones, tracking the music, podcasts, and other audio that they listen to and using the data for monetary gain. The accusation was made in a complaint filed yesterday in a federal court in Chicago and seeks millions of dollars in damages to the users of Bose products…

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Bose Stories December 12, 2016

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If you’re not quite at the stage of needing a hearing aid but sometimes find it difficult to follow conversations in noisy environments like bars, Bose seems to be soft-launching an iPhone-controlled device to help.

Hearphones look like a special version of the company’s QC30 wireless earphones equipped with directional microphones that allow you to listen selectively by focusing in on conversations and tuning out background noise …

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Bose Stories September 9, 2016

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Without a doubt the biggest consumer-facing news from Apple’s September event yesterday was the removal of the iPhone’s headphone jack. This “courageous” move is seen to help push forward wireless audio technology, all the while giving Apple a few more millimeters to work with in the device’s internals.

Not without controversy, this decision does mean leaving a lot of wired headphones in the dust. Not everyone will find the AirPods, expected in October, the default choice and we figured this would be a good time as any to roundup the 9to5Mac team’s opinions on their current favorite pair (or 2) of wireless headphones. Take a look through and be sure to share your current favorite wireless audio options in the comments.

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Bose Stories June 29, 2016

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With schools about to break up the the summer holidays, now would be a great time to line up some activities to keep them entertained – and Bose has come up with an interesting-looking option. The BoseBuild speaker is a $149 Bluetooth speaker that kids build themselves from prefabricated parts. Instructions are provided by a companion iOS app.

The build itself looks pretty basic, but there are a whole bunch of activities along the way that teach kids how a speaker works – from the fundamentals of how sound is created through to frequencies and waveforms …

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Bose Stories June 6, 2016

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Update: We’ve had the chance to review them and they are great.

Bose is one of the best-known names in noise-cancelling headphones with its QuietComfort 25 model a popular choice, and the firm is now gearing up for the rumored removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 with a wireless version.

The new Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones, launched today, offer the same noise-cancelling performance as their wired predecessors, but with Bluetooth and NFC pairing.

These are our best headphones. In making them wireless, we had one goal: seamlessly merge Bluetooth and our Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology together with no compromise to the technologies or the audio performance we’re known for …

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Bose Stories December 14, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundLink Color $99, Nest Thermostat (2nd gen) $160, 13″ MacBook Air $800, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

2-pack Logitech UE BOOM Smart Bluetooth speakers for $170 shipped (Orig. $400+)

Bose Holiday Savings: SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker $99 (Reg. $129), QC25 Headphones $269 (Reg. $299)

Smarten up your home w/ the Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd Gen) for $160 shipped (Reg. $200)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $800 shipped (Reg. $999), more

Best Buy’s latest Apple sale is your best chance to score iPad, Mac, & Watch deals before Christmas: iPad Air 2 $125 off, iPad Air $100 off, iPad mini 4 $100 off, much more!

Best Buy makes a splash with the lowest Apple Watch prices ever, deals start at just $249

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Buy a new Chromecast, receive a $20 Google Play credit plus more offers

Grab a $100 Nordstrom gift card for family member, get free $20 Amazon gift card for #SomeoneElse ;)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Smart 4K 60Hz UHDTVs: Samsung 55-inch $700 (Reg. $900+)more

Save 25% on any book from Amazon — Humans of New York: Stories $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

Affinity Photo is Apple’s Mac App of the Year, download it now for $40 (Reg. $50)

App Store Free App of the Week: Cut the Rope 2 goes free for the first time ($1 value)

The Room puzzle-mystery game for iOS goes free for the first time in two years (Reg. $1), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

LEGO Architecture teases upcoming Skyline series featuring the world’s most famous cities

De’Longhi launches new PrimaDonna Elite coffeemaker w/ iOS connectivity

Justin’s Holiday Gift Guide: speakers, Lightning mics, storage, pocket synths & more to up your home recording set-up

Trevor’s Holiday Gift Guide: The perfect accessories for travel – backpacks, cord management, more

Dan’s Holiday Gift Guide: rare Apple collectibles & swag for the techie who has everything

Skip the holiday blues with these practical stocking stuffers

Top 10 holiday movies you can stream right now on Netflix

Bose Stories November 22, 2015

9to5Toys Deals: Apple TV (4th gen) from $117, iPod touch (6th gen) from $143, Bose SoundTrue Headphones $75, more

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Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Pick-up the new Apple TV for 10% off today 32GB $135, 64GB $179 or the 3rd Gen (refurb) for $40

Apple iPod touch (6th gen) in multiple colors: 16GB $143, 32GB $179, 64GB $215 + free shipping

Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones (multiple colors): $75 shipped (Reg. $90+)

The Black Friday Mac Bundle offers 10 productivity-boosting apps including Drive Genius 4 for $34.99 (Orig. $533)

Best of Black Friday — Apple: deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s/Plus, Apple Watch, Macs, more!

Amazon’s Black Friday deals go live later this week w/ mobile shoppers getting extra perks

Top 5 ways to score the year’s best online Black Friday deals

10 can’t-miss deals for the holiday season: HDTVs, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon Gold Box – up to 55% off Logitech accessories: wireless mice from $30, solar keyboard $38, much more

BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:

Best of Black Friday – Streaming Media Players: Apple TV 64GB $180, Roku SE $20, 2-Pack Chromecast (2nd gen) $50more

Best of Black Friday – Smart Home: Nest Thermostat $250 + $50 GC, Philips Hue kit $130

Best of Black Friday – HDTVs: 40-inch from $149, Samsung 55-inch Smart $580 (Reg. $1,200), more

Best of Black Friday – iPads, Tablets and e-readers: iPad Air 2 from $360, Amazon Fire $35 (Reg. $50)more

Best of Black Friday – Games: Xbox One/PS4 console bundles, deep discounts on games, more

Best of Black Friday – wearables: Fitbit Flex $59/Charge $90/more, $100 off Apple Watch, Android smartwatchesmore

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad brings deals on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games & more!

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

USB roundup: Anker MFi 3ft Lightning cable $4 Prime shipped, Power Banks from $6, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Stackables – effects & masks image manipulation app ($3 value)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Leica introduces a new low-cost M series camera, but don’t expect bargain pricing

D-Link takes all the smart things and puts them together in one Komfy light switch

Bose Stories August 27, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue headphones $80, VIZIO 49″ 4K UHDTV $600, MFi Lightning cables, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals

Last Call Updates:

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air (early 2014) 1.7GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,249 shipped (Orig. $1,849)

Bose SoundTrue on-ears in black $80 (Reg. $120), Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth 4.0 $60 (Reg. $100), much more

VIZIO 49-inch 120Hz 4K LED Smart HDTV $600 (Reg. $720), 43-inch $548 or $528 w/ Prime (Reg. $599)

MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables: 6-ft. Braided Nylon $9.50 (Reg. $14), 2-ft. Retractable $9 (Reg. $13), more

15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2014) 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB: $1,749 shipped (Orig. $2,499)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Back to school gift guide: essential tech gear every student should be using

Giveaway: Jaybird’s new X2 Bluetooth earbuds are the ultimate workout counterpart ($180 value)

More new gear from today:

Storage: WD 3TB portable HDD (multiple colors) $130 (Reg. $150), Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD $150 (Reg. $170+)

More deals still alive:

PS4 Batman or Last of Us Bundle w/ 3 mo. PS Plus, Madden 16 & another game $399 ($500+ value)

Get a free download of the AirPano Travel Book iOS app courtesy of Apple ($3 value)

New products & more:

Samsung introduces new multi-room speakers alongside an improved Android and iOS app

Sensel’s Morph is an ultra sensitive Force Touch Trackpad look-alike

Bose Stories August 7, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones $90, Free App of the Week, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

NomadPlus converts your iPhone USB wall charger into a 1800mAh power bank: $20 shipped (Orig. $40)

Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in black or white: $90 shipped (Reg. $120)

App Store Free App of the Week: Matter 3D photo effects goes free for the first time ($3 value)

Save 50% on the entire Infinity Blade Trilogy: $5 (Reg. $10)

Pay What You Want For The 10 App Mac Power User Bundle (Orig. $383)

$50 iTunes gift card for $40 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GBL $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

The coolest Apple-certified MFI Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes from $14, Hunger Games goes free, Korg iOS sale, more

More deals still alive:

Canon’s refurbished T5 DSLR w/ 18-55mm lens kit is on sale for $252 shipped (Orig. $549)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in all colors: $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

New products & more:

The new Graava action camera uses your heartbeat to capture the best moments and make a highlight reel

The CydeKick uses renewable energy to charge your iPhone while you ride

 

Bose Stories July 17, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue headphones $80, 3200mAh power bank w/ MFi Lightning cable $10, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Review: The DODOcase Apple Watch Charging Stand is a luxurious nightstand accessory

Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in multiple colors: $80 shipped (Reg. $140)

SoundPEATS Qy7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless In-Ear Headphones: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Jabra MOVE wireless on-ear headphones $70 shipped (Reg. $100), more

3200mAh Battery/Flashlight with MFi Lightning cable: $10 shipped

App Store Amazing Apps/Games for $1: Blek, Spider Man, Goat Sim, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Space ($1 value)

Games/Apps: Zelda Wind Waker for Wii U $39, Mobile Mouse Pro $1, METAL SLUG sale $1 ea

$75 iTunes gift card for $65 shipped: save 13% on apps, music, movies and more

Pay what you want for the 7-course Web Hacker Bundle ($1,043 value, currently $6)

Review: SanDisk’s new Connect Wireless Stick is one of the easiest ways to expand your iPhone’s storage

Giveaway: Win one of SanDisk’s newly released massive 200GB microSD cards ($250 value)

Small States: A-Lamp Design fashions charming lights for your home from US materials, multiple giveaways (Last chance to enter!)

More new gear from today:

Nordstrom’s massive Anniversary Sale: Nike DRI-FIT t-shirt $16, Michael Kors non-iron dress shirt $39, more

Media: Dexter Complete Series $85 (Reg. $125), Tarantino XX 8 Film Collection $58 (Reg. $80)

Daily Deals: Mongoose Detour Full Suspension Bike $200, Sony Cyber-shot 20.4MP Camera + $50 gift card $300, more

More deals still alive:

Charge a 12-inch MacBook on the road w/ this Anker 25600mAh 3-port Battery: $50 shipped (Reg. $80), more

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB in all colors $500 shipped (Reg. $599)

iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB: $300 shipped (Reg. $399)

iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB in Silver: $449 shipped (Orig. $929)

New products & more:

The new slimmer MOOV NOW fitness tracker coaches you through your workouts

Grado’s new Heritage Series headphones are made from native Brooklyn trees

Bose Stories June 4, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose Soundlink Mini II release, 5-ft MFi Lightning cable $5, 2Do for iOS goes free, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Bose updates its best-sounding Soundlink Mini II portable Bluetooth speaker with (almost) everything we asked for

MFi Lightning Cables: Spigen 5-ft $5 shipped (Reg. $20), 3-Pack of 3.3-ft Poweradd $16 Prime shipped (Reg. $23), more

VicTsing iPhone 6 MFi 3100Ah Battery Case $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $37)

2Do task management app for iOS and Apple Watch goes free for the first time (Reg. $15)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB in all colors: $500 shipped (Reg. $599)

Apple’s all-new 12-inch MacBook is available to ship today, Gold model included + small discounts and potential tax advantages

Father’s Day Gift Guide: top picks, exclusive discounts and a $482 giveaway

More new gear from today:

 

Klipsch Quintet 5-Channel Home Theater System: $160 shipped (orig. $550)

V-MODA’s popular Crossfade LP2 Limited Edition Over-Ear Headphones are on sale for $100 shipped (Reg. $140+)

More deals still alive:

Get ready for a workout w/ this Mpow Armband for iPhone 6 or 5/s: $7 Shipped (Reg. $12)

New products & more:

Logitech’s new Anywhere 2 wireless mouse follows the design of the popular Master MX

Bose Stories April 16, 2015

Up until now, Bluetooth wireless audio was purely optional for Apple’s devices: every iPad, iPhone, and iPod has shipped with a 3.5mm audio port to connect with wired earbuds and headphones. The Apple Watch is different: it’s Apple’s first fully wireless device, with no user-accessible ports to connect accessories, even though it can work as a standalone music player during workouts. The lack of a headphone port is actually a positive, since tethering your wrist to your head with a cable would look silly, and isn’t ergonomically ideal. Thankfully, Bluetooth headphones have come a long way over the past few years, shrinking from gangly and boxy earmuffs into earphones comfortable enough to exercise with.

Since one of the Apple Watch’s major selling points is fitness functionality, this quick guide to the best Apple Watch headphones and earphones focuses mostly on accessories that can work anywhere, rather than options you can’t wear while exercising. But I’ll include some larger options, too, just in case you’re picking a pair for non-athletic use, or to share with your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Mac…

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Bose Stories April 1, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Pixelmator for Mac $15, 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $31, 3 ft. MFi Lightning Cable $5, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Pixelmator – the best photo editor for Mac – cuts its price in half to $15 (Reg. $30)

PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $31 shipped (Orig. $70)

Buy Apple TV for $69 and get a free $10 Target gift card, more savings for REDcard holders

Aukey 3600mAh power bank + free Lightning cable $16 Prime shipped ($26 value), more

Small States Review: TM1985’s Weekend Duffel is the perfect companion for any excursion, $371 giveaway

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: LG 27″ HD LED monitor $170, MacBook Air 13″ $750 (w/.edu)more

Get your dunk on w/ this mini indoor Basketball hoop for $15 Prime shipped (50% off)

More deals still alive:

Home theater upgrade: Bose Acoustimass 6 speaker set $369 shipped (Reg. $400+)

Outsource your house chores to Amazon and get a free $20 gift card

New products & more:

Amazon’s Dash Service brings push button ordering to your washing machine

Bose Stories February 25, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iMac USB extender $6, iPhone 6/Plus cases from $5, Samsung 55″ Smart HDTV $700, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

Life Hack: Fix your iMac’s biggest annoyance by moving its USB ports, deals from $6 Prime shipped

Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV $700 shipped (Reg. $800+)

Logitech 330W 2.1-Channel Desktop Speaker System $100 shipped (orig. $150)

Southwest Airlines has one-way flights from $73 to cure your winter blues

iTunes gift cards 20% off w/ email delivery from PayPal: $100 for $80 or $50 for $40

LifeProof finally begins accepting preorders for its first waterproof iPhone 6 Plus case

Small States: Etwas builds timeless bags with legacy and heirloom design in mind – giveaway worth $380

More new gear from today:

Bose QuietComfort 20/i Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones w/ mic from $245 shipped (Reg. $300)

  • New! Games/Apps: Botanicula $2 (Reg. $5), Kingdom Rush Origins $1 (Reg. $3), more
  • New! Power Banks: Goal Zero Solar/Hand Crank $60 (Reg. $80), 11,200mAh $20 (Reg. $30) 
  • New! Kitchenaid 300w Stand Mixer Tilt 4.5-Quart (Metallic/Red): $180 shipped
  • New! 50% off Calvin Klein Underwear – 3pack boxers:$14, thong panties: $12, more

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

Bose Stories December 15, 2014

Beats on Apple TV

Bose and Beats have been at each other’s throats in recent months, with the former inking a deal with the NFL to ban the Apple-owned company’s gear from appearing on camera at the league’s events. Apple fired back by pulling Bose products from its physical and online stores.

Now things may be about to get even more interesting between the two companies as Bose reportedly plans to launch a direct competitor to the Beats Music streaming service. The information comes from a job listing posted by the speaker manufacturer.

The listing states in no uncertain terms that…

Best-Bluetooth-speakers-2015(TL;DR: Winner, best size, best sound, runner-up best apps, best budget, best $300)

It has been a solid year and a half since our last Big “Best Portable Bluetooth speaker” competition, though we’ve done tons of updates to it in the months since.

A lot of our favorites are still around while others have been updated and new players have emerged. And what about our previous champ: the Ultimate Ears Boom? Spoiler alert: a new winner has emerged. Read on to find out who takes our Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker award… expand full story

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