Friday, August 29, 2008

Bose to release iPhone compatible SoundDock System

Bose is famous for amazing sound quality. I have their noise canceling headphones for when I travel and a set of their computer speakers since I like to listen to music while working away at the Mac. Now Bose is about to release the first ever music system that will work with the iPhone as well as lots of other music players. Although its not cheap (nothing Bose makes is) you pay for the quality of the auditory experience. I have no regrets on the purchase of my Bose products. Here is the press release:

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Bose has introduced the SoundDock Series II digital music system -- a speaker system for iPod and iPhone that combines the same small size and high-quality audio performance as the original SoundDock® system, with an enhanced look and added functionality. It is the first Works with iPhone certified SoundDock system from Bose.

The system features a new auxiliary input that lets users connect other audio devices, such as an MP3 player, portable CD player or music-enabled phone. It provides dock-and-play simplicity and will charge an iPod or iPhone while in use. No additional setup is required. An included infrared remote controls the system and basic iPod and iPhone functions, including playlist navigation, from across the room. Volume controls are located on the unit.

The design of the SoundDock Series II system has been updated to more closely resemble the clean and distinctive lines of the Bose® SoundDock® Portable digital music system. It maintains a small footprint, measuring just 6 5/8" high by 12" wide and only 6 1/2" deep.

Using an integrated systems approach, all elements of the SoundDock Series II system were engineered to work together to produce high-quality sound from a sleek, compact package. The system incorporates Bose proprietary acoustic design and signal processing to produce accurate sound reproduction and a spacious listening experience.

The SoundDock Series II system works seamlessly with the iPhone 3G and original iPhone models. It also works with most iPod models, including iPod touch and any iPod featuring a click wheel, including all nano, mini, photo, video and classic models. The SoundDock Series II system is available in Gloss Black from Bose for $299 beginning in early September. It will be sold at authorized Bose dealers, Bose retail stores, online at and toll-free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673).


  1. I recently bought the SoundDock Series II. It work with the iPhone just fine. However, the remote playlist function doesn't work. It just goes to the first song of “all songs” and you can’t get back to a playlist unless you actually touch the iphone to do it.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

  2. i just got the sound dock series 2 and it doesnt charge my iphone but it charges my friends iphone. but i used my friends cheap little music player and it charges my iphone. it plays music on the sd but it doesnt charge. i really do not get it. help?