A Backpacker's Dream Speaker

Bose 'Soundlink Micro' Bluetooth Speaker

Andy's Travel Gear Product Reviews Series

Bose is known for high quality materials, excellent sound and attention to detail across all their products. I've ponied up a little more for Bose products over the years, and every time I've been blown away with hoe much I've enjoyed them, from headphones to home theater speakers. I've enjoyed the Bose Mini Bluetooth II speakers for years, and when I had the chance to check out Bose's new gear in partnership with the drop of the second edition of my guidebook, I jumped at the opportunity.

Bose 'Soundlink Micro' Bluetooth Speaker

This lightweight speaker puts out huge sound for it's size. Built in water-resistant construction, this speaker can join you in the shower, or out at the beach without worry of spoiling the internals. Take it on a sweaty hike, or lash it onto the boat, and you'll enjoy great sound out of a small package.

At $99, the speaker is within reach of most backpacking consumers, and it's a step above what competing speakers in the micro-sized bluetooth speaker space. Those types of mini speakers usually bring a tinny sound and without much oomph.

 

Highlights:

- Impossibly Small: People can't believe such big sounds comes from a bluetooth speaker the size of your palm.

- Rubberized Construction: A layer of reubberized plastic envelopes the speaker to ramp up it's durability.

- Water-Resistant: The rubberized cover on this mini speaker means you can take it in the shower, out on rainy days, to the beach, sailing and more without a worry.

- Great Battery Life: Charge once or twice a week and listen worry-free

- Lightweight: Each iteration of Boses' speakers cut weight and maximize sound, and this set is no exception. I can throw it into my backpack and forget about it until it's time to whip out at the beach party.

 

Drawbacks:

- It's a mini speaker, so it won't put out the sound quality of it's larger sisters, like the Revolve or Revolve + but for it's size, I've got zero complaints for the Bose Micro.

 

Price: $100

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 Bose's Soundlink Micro putting out great sound during a sail in Northern Italy, Lake Garda.

Bose's Soundlink Micro putting out great sound during a sail in Northern Italy, Lake Garda.

 Boses' Soundlink Micro doesn't scare at a little sand or spray at the beach. Photo cred instagram: @bose

Boses' Soundlink Micro doesn't scare at a little sand or spray at the beach. Photo cred instagram: @bose

 Boses' Soundlink Micro fits in the palm of your hand. Great for traveling! Photo cred, Instagram: @bose

Boses' Soundlink Micro fits in the palm of your hand. Great for traveling! Photo cred, Instagram: @bose