We’re Sharing Our Fave Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Don’t Let Its Compact Size Fool You)

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Huge sound quality, small package.

Add some excitement to your next get together (or whenever you’re in need of some mood-boosting tunes) by checking out this small but mighty Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker.

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Don’t let its compact size fool you—this speaker can really crank out some powerful sound! At roughly 5″ tall, 2″ thick, and about 1 pound, the Bose Soundlink Color is a perfectly portable Bluetooth speaker, making it a must bring for outings or to easily move throughout the home.

bose soundlink color speaker by pool

It’s also water-resistant, so there’s no need to panic over a splash in the pool. Plus, the battery will last up to eight hours, for all-day listening before it requires a charge (with the included USB charging cable).

The best part of the speaker is its Bluetooth capability. You can change the song or skip ahead in your audiobook by controlling the playback with your phone. Better yet, it’s Siri and Google Assistant-enabled, so commands are as simple as using your voice!

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Our Hip team member Jami loves this speaker. Here are her thoughts:

“I could not have any other sound system than BOSE. I use the Bose Color as a portable sound system from my phone and for listening to music while traveling. The quality of such a small speaker is amazing. I also use my Bose for my TV. It is amazing the difference in sound quality when you listen to your TV and then listen to it hooked up to the Bose. It’s night and day!”

Read why Erica loves this JBL Bluetooth speaker!

About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 38

  1. Denise

    I have this speaker and I LOVE it. I take it everywhere!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO glad you have been loving yours too, Denise! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to comment!

  2. Abby

    Sponsored post? Not hating. It just seems maybe biased? Collin is entitled to make money!!! I just think it should be made clear. That said, you can not go wrong with Bose. Ever!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! This is not a sponsored post, just a great product recommendation by one of our team members. Hoping you love it just as much as Jami does if you decide to grab it!

      • Dealzgurl

        Thanks for posting. I’m looking for something to spend my $40 off $40 coupon on from Target. I have a bunch of Target gift cards too so this might be my birthday present to myself! πŸ™‚

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You’re very welcome! Happy Birthday! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‚

          • Dealzgurl

            Thank you! πŸ™‚

            • Amber (Hip Sidekick)


    • Meredith

      Even if it was sponsored, I still completely vouch for this speaker. I’ve had it for FOUR years and it’s still amazing. Holds a charge, incredible sound, good connection to devices. Highly recommend.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        How cool! Thanks a ton for your recommendation, Meredith!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Thanks so much for the recommendation, Steph S!

  3. Jen

    Agree! I listen to white noise via my phone at night and get a nice, rich sound using this speaker.

  4. Erica

    I bought my Bose speaker from QVC and LOVE IT. They have easy pay which allows you to take the price of the item and make 2-6 payments to pay it off. Works great if you are on a budget!

    • J.H.509

      My dad has this and loves it. We got it for him via QVC as well!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much, Erica! That is super helpful about being on a budget!

  5. Melissa

    We have 3! We love them! We got them before they were updated and work with smart speakers. We will eventually upgrade so they work with our google home set up. But we love these speakers. Battery lasts a long time too!

  6. Jennie S

    Received this for Christmas from my boss last year! Best speaker over ever used! Love the sound quality and battery life! My 14 year old is always trying to steal it lol

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Glad to hear what a hit is has been!

  7. Sydney

    We’ve had this speaker for about 18 months. Found it 50% off in Dick’s Sporting Goods around Christmas, so naturally the husband had to buy 2. Ours does a “party mode” where both speakers play together. We love it!

  8. Mannu

    We have this exact same since 5 years and we use it a lot with all the rough handling by kids… it still works great, holds its charge for long.. and we love the voice quality.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing with us! Good to know how well it has been working for you through the years!

  9. Katie

    Another big fan of this speaker! Full and level sound. Looks great, too. My grandma gave to to me about 6-7 years ago as a gift. Even better, she paid nothing for it because she redeemed credit card reward points for it. Double yay!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      What a great score, Katie! Happy it still works so well for you! Thanks for the feedback!

  10. Michelle

    I bought this speaker for daughter when you posted it during Prime Day and she absolutely loves it. I love It for her because she kept taking my Bose Soundlink speaker. LOL

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Happy she can now enjoy a speaker of her own!

  11. Dikki

    Jami needs to try JBL Flip 5

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the suggestion!

  12. Gisette

    Hubby has this speaker πŸ”Š uses it while he bikes along side me for marathon training.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈWhat a nice hubby to help you train!

      • Gisette

        Thanks!! He’s a trooper;)

  13. Trin

    Been looking for a bluetooth speaker that would work well when we watch movies on a projector in the backyard. Anyone try something similar with this speaker?

    • Dealzgurl

      I have always wanted to host backyard movie nights but everyone I tell thinks it’s nuts, lol. I don’t think so. Sounds so fun! πŸ™‚

  14. MomOf2

    If youre on a budget, I would highly recommend checking out Tribit Xsound Go Bluetooth Speaker from Amazon. I got it for around $30.00 with a deal. The sound is amazing, long battery life. Check out the sound quality comparison from YouTube by Olive Gadget. You’ll be amazed.

    • Momof2

      Oluv’s Gadget

  15. LG

    Great choice Hip2Spend! I have the first edition – it’s not smart. However, the sound output is incredible! High quality sounding speaker. I have even brought it into work to play music in my store when the radio was down.

  16. todd


    Wow….that’s really expensive for a small bluetooth speaker.

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    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot join it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!


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