Framingham, Mass. - Bose updated its Wave radio and CD-equipped Wave music system with the addition of an improved tuner, RDS to display artist names and song titles broadcast by select FM stations, and a touchpad on top for easy access to the on/off control and snooze control.
The $349 Bose Wave radio III and $499 Wave music system III also add dual alarms to wake up to separate sources and volumes.
Both models are available direct to consumers through Bose retail stores,
, and Bose's toll-free number at (800) 444-BOSE. The Wave radio III is available in Platinum White or Graphite Gray. The Wave music system III is available in Titanium Silver, Platinum White or Graphite Gray.
Like before, both systems include a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect a smartphone, iPod, HDTV or computer. Each continues to offer a Bose Link input to connect such optional accessories as the $149 Wave SoundLink adapter, which streams music wirelessly via Bluetooth from a computer or other Bluetooth-enabled device. Another Bose Link accessory is the $99 Wave Connect Kit to dock and charge an iPod or iPhone, and a third is the $249 three-disc Wave multi-CD changer.
The first Bose Wave radio was launched in 1993, and the first Wave music system appeared in 2004.