On the eve of the Christmas consumer season, Bose launched a Bluetooth speaker that focuses on ruggedness and water resistance, named “SoundLink Flex”. It relies on the back plate of silicone material and the front grid of powder-coated steel, which can reach IP67 waterproof and dustproof specifications, and is not afraid of falling and collision. If you accidentally fall into the water, SoundLink Flex can still float to the surface by itself, but it is waterproof, it is better to get it out of the water as soon as possible.
SoundLink Flex has another interesting feature called “PositionIQ”. This technology allows it to sense the current display method, such as horizontal, vertical, or hanging, and adjust the sound accordingly. SoundLink Flex can also memorize up to 8 Bluetooth paired devices and easily switch between the devices. It also has a built-in microphone so you can use it as a hands-free handset for your mobile phone. You can also pair any Bose Bluetooth speaker with SoundLink Flex to achieve stereo or synchronized playback, and even form a system with Soundbar products.
SoundLink Flex has a measurement of about 20cm x 9cm x 5.3cm, weighs about 500g, and has three colors of black, white and stone blue. It can have about 12 hours of playing time when fully charged, and it can be charged via USB-C. SoundLink Flex is priced at US$149 and will be available on the Bose official website from now on.