Bose Launches Alexa-Enabled Home Speaker 500, Sound Bar 500, 700

Back in August, Bose launched a new wireless smart speaker, Home Speaker 500, and two new soundbars- Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700. And now, almost a month after the global launch, the audio giant is bringing its the latest lineup to India.

While the Home Speaker 500 is priced at Rs 39,000, the Sound bar 500 and 700 will be available for Rs 59,000 and Rs 79,000 respectively. The three devices will be available for sale across India at Bose stores, select resellers, which includes Croma, Reliance, ezone, Lotus, Lulu, Vijay sales, and on the online platforms, which includes boseindia.com, Amazon.in and Flipkart.com.

“All of our new smart speakers double up on functionality. It takes just one Home Speaker 500 to deliver true stereo separation – there’s no need to pair two. Our Soundbar 700 and 500 are thin and discreet with jaw-dropping surround sound – whether you’re streaming Spotify, or watching a movie. They combine Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for unbeatable ease of use, can be mixed and matched to play in sync or separately, and with new Alexa functionality and more VPAs on the way, they’ll only get better over time,” Cunningham, category manager in the Bose Consumer Electronics Division, said in a statement.

The three newly launched devices are powered by Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa and they use the company’s proprietary mic technology which enable them to hear commands better over louder listening levels. The three newly launched devices also feature support for AirPlay 2, which will enable them to stream content from Apple devices. However, this feature will be available in early 2019.

As far as the features are concerned, the Bose Home Speaker 500 is made of anodized aluminum and it measures 20cm x 15cm x 10cm. Besides the voice, Bose’s smart speaker can also be controlled via buttons which are located on top.

The Bose Soundbar 700, on the other hand, measures 5cm x 10cm x 96 cm and it comes with a wraparound metal grille and a gorgeous tempered glass top. It comes with a host of technologies, which as the company says, ‘place discrete sound in places where there are no speakers’ and enable it to deliver high quality sound. Bose SoundBar 700 ships with an an intelligent universal remote. Similarly, the Soundbar 500 measures 4cm x 10cm x 78cm and it features a subtle matte finish.

Both the soundbars use proprietary ADAPTiQ technology and support HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) for compatibility with future technology.— India Today


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