Bose SoundLink Stereo Streams Tunes Wirelessly

Love 'em or hate 'em, Bose has been making music for years now, and it doesn't sound like the company is planning on slowing down anytime soon. While it has seemingly been quiet on the consumer electronics front of late (after it got done with all of its Apple-related wares), the outfit is introducing an all new system today that should catch the attention of those who store all of their music on their PC, but wish to listen to it elsewhere.

The simple-yet-effective SoundLink is a two-piece system that is comprised of a USB dongle and a flat-faced stereo. But simply, users just plug the USB dongle into their machine, and if you're within a reasonable distance (not surprisingly, Bose doesn't mention exact feet), it will stream it wirelessly to the speaker system.

The system even includes a built-in, rechargable battery that enables it to accept streams and play back music away from an AC outlet for up to three house at maximum volume or slightly more at reduced levels. The SoundLink also features a proprietary acoustics package, which combines the company's waveguide speaker technology and neodymium transducer. There's even an infrared remote control tossed in to operate the volume and power from afar, and it can even send signals to systems which can accept IR in order to change the track, etc. If you've too far away, there's a convenient 3.5mm aux jack that enables portable media players and other audio sources to be connected directly. As with most Bose units, this one too is priced steeply at $549.95, and it should start shipping at the tail end of August.