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Framingham, Mass. – Bose released its latest portable Bluetooth speaker, the third-generation SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III with longer battery life, higher output and new industrial design compared to its predecessor.
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Framingham, Mass. — Bose is stepping up its profile in wireless multi-room audio, promising to bring broader awareness to the up-and-coming product category and additional competition for existing suppliers.
Bose launched three single-chassis SoundTouch Wi-Fi-equipped active speakers, which stream music stored on Macs and PCs, Cloud-based music from Pandora and vTuner, and music stored on Apple smartphones and tablets. Handheld Android devices might also become SoundTouch sources with a software update under consideration.
The following blog was written in 2007 after Dr. Amar Bose appeared before a group of journalists invited to his Framingham, Mass, headquarters to audition a new speaker. Dr. Bose put in an appearance and began to recount his experiences in the audio industry.
Framingham, Mass. — Amar Bose was completing his engineering doctorate at MIT in 1956 when he walked into one of two RadioShack stores in the country to buy his first hi-fi system.
Framingham, Mass. — Dr. Amar Gopal Bose, audio industry pioneer and founder of Bose Corp., passed away at age 83.
Dr. Bose, who was company chairman, founded his namesake company in 1964 when he was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
New York — Bose came to noisy Grand Central Terminal, here, to expand its noise-canceling headphone lineup with its first in-ear noise-canceling model, said to be the first in the industry with a selectable Aware mode that lets users hear car horns or conversations while listening to music.
Framingham, Mass. — Bose is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first OEM autosound systems, which were the automotive industry’s first to carry an aftermarket brand name and the first OEM systems to be tuned to a particular vehicle’s acoustics.
Bose’s first OEM systems appeared in the 1983 Cadillac Seville, Cadillac Eldorado, Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado. The systems were optional and bore the Delco-GM/Bose name.
Framingham, Mass. — Bose launched its first iPod/iPhone-docking speaker with Apple’s new eight-pin Lightning connector.
The new speaker allows the docking of the iPhone 5, fifth-gen iPod, and seventh-gen iPod Nano without the use of Apple’s $29 Lightning-to-30-pin adapter.
The AC-only speaker, called the SoundDock Series III, became available this weekend at Bose.com in gloss black at $249. It will also be sold at authorized Bose dealers, Bose retail stores and Bose’s toll-free number.