Bose introduced a new wireless smart speaker and two smart soundbars this week, all with Amazon Alexa and voice control.
The three speakers include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Alexa, with support for additional voice assistants and AirPlay 2 on tap. They can also be paired for use as multi-room systems. Availability is slated for October.
Bose touted the speakers’ eight-microphone array as able to provide superior voice-control capabilities despite the amount of ambient noise.
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The 8-inch-tall Home Speaker 500 ($399 suggested retail) is enclosed in anodized aluminum and features drivers pointing in opposite directions.
The 38-inch-long Soundbar 700 ($549) has a wraparound metal grille and a tempered glass top. It also comes with a universal remote. The 31-inch Soundbar 500 ($799), meanwhile, is a smaller, slimmer version with a matte finish.
Both use Bose’s proprietary Adaptiq sound technology to adjust sound in response to ambient noise. They also have HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) and can be wall-mounted expanded with a wireless bass module and rear speakers.