Meet the speaker that brings your music and friends together—with a style that’s all your own. The SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III is our best-performing mobile Bluetooth® speaker. It plays louder and longer than its popular predecessor, with advanced Bose® technologies that reproduce the fullness, clarity and depth of your music. And a colourful assortment of optional covers let you personalise your speaker.
This compact speaker pairs easily with your smartphone, iPad or other Bluetooth® device. It has a range of about 9m, so you can enjoy the sound you want without wires. Simply press and hold the Bluetooth® button on the speaker's top panel, and then choose the SoundLink® speaker III from your device. The speaker remembers the six most recent devices you’ve used, so reconnecting is even simpler.
It’s no secret: your music is the foundation for a good time. And this speaker delivers. Four drivers and two passive radiators provide full-spectrum audio and clarity at any listening level. Plus, you’ll hear incomparable bass performance not found in other mobile speakers. And improvements in digital signal processing let you share your music louder than the previous version of our Bluetooth® speaker.
Not only will sound draw a crowd, but this speaker also has a sleek look you’ll appreciate. Curved edges and a thin profile make a bold statement, especially when you add a touch of colour with an optional cover. The speaker easily slips right into a bag or backpack. The silicone button panel protects it from dirt and dust, while a wraparound metal grille adds to its durability and resists fingerprints.
Optional soft covers add flair—and further protection—for your SoundLink® speaker III.
How is this speaker different from the SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker?
The SoundLink® speaker III plays louder and has better bass reproduction than the SoundLink® Mini speaker. This makes it well-suited for sharing music with others. If you’re looking for a lighter speaker (0.67 kg) with increased portability, the SoundLink® Mini speaker is a great choice for personal listening.
Does the SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III support Wi-Fi® or WiDi?
No, the wireless connection for this speaker is Bluetooth® only. If you’re looking for speakers that connect via Wi-Fi®, have a look at our SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® music systems.
What is the battery life for the SoundLink® speaker III?
The battery lasts up to 14 hours on a single charge, a 30% increase over the previous model.
Does the speaker have a built-in cover?
No, the new industrial design lets the speaker stand upright without the built-in cover featured in the previous model.
How do I control the speaker?
Power and volume controls are located on the speaker itself. Otherwise, use your smartphone or other paired device to select a playlist, streaming audio source, etc. No remote control necessary.
What is the wireless range of the SoundLink® speaker III?
On average, the speaker will work within 9 m of your paired Bluetooth® device. Walls and construction materials can affect reception at times.
Can I stream music (Spotify etc.) from my computer to the SoundLink® speaker III?
Yes, as long as your computer is enabled for Bluetooth® and is within 9 m of the speaker.
If I'm using my smartphone with the SoundLink® speaker III, will phone calls play through the speaker?
No. A phone call interrupts your audio source and plays through your phone only. When the call ends, your music automatically resumes through the SoundLink® speaker III.