We have often talked about Bose products in our videos. We love the headphones of this company very much, and their wireless speakers are no less attractive to us. At some point, it even seemed that doing something better, more interesting and stronger than the famous SoundLink Mini 2 or SoundLink 3 simply can not. But Bose makes new products and the results of their work, which, based on the company’s slogan, is necessarily accompanied by research, we are, as always, pleased. Today we will talk about the relatively new for the company speakers Bose SoundLink Revolve.
In terms of functionality, Revolve does not differ from other models of wireless portable speakers Bose. The fundamental difference, which immediately catches the eye – is new for Bose cylindrical form of the speaker for providing surround sound. On the top are the control keys. Remained in Revolve and a functional button. It is needed to call voice assistants on smartphones – Siri from the iPhone or Google Now from Android. It also manages the calls: acceptance, rejection, switching between the speaker and the smartphone during the call. All Bose products perfectly speak Russian. The column is able not only to reproduce the percentage of the remaining charge but also can pronounce the name of the person who is calling. Well, of course, if this name is stored in the smartphone. But if it is not necessary, all voice prompts can be turned off.
The entire keypad is made of rubberized material. This is the usual solution for the Bose speakers. By the way, from the same material is made and the lower part. As a matter of fact, it is a protective covering which rescues a column at falls. Such bumpers. The SoundLink Revolve series is available in 2 versions. Their main difference in the time of work and apparently Revolve Plus also features a convenient handle for carrying the column. Both columns are protected from water. And this makes Revolve the first product of the company, which is not scary to take to the beach, forget it in the rain or leave it in the snow. But still, we recommend that you protect it from the water.
As for the colors, there are 2 options. Black and gray. Quite suitable for any interiors, both home and office.
It is also worth mentioning another feature of SoundLink Revolve. The speakers have a special tripod mount from below, which allows you to install it on various racks that are becoming popular in interior design.
Connection and App
SoundLink Revolve is equipped with an NFC module. And this means that you can connect the column to the smartphone with one touch. Nobody canceled the traditional way of connecting manually through Bluetooth settings. Detection of the column occurs quickly, the connection is also.
You can use the Bose Connect application to control the column. It slightly extends the capabilities of the column. First, it becomes easier to switch between connected Bose devices. Let’s say you have another column or Bose headphones. Simple svaypy in the application switch the playback sources instantly. Secondly, it is more convenient to control the playback from different sources from the application. Your friends or relatives can connect to the column at the same time as you and play the music in turn. Thirdly, if you have multiple columns, you can combine them into a single source of playback through the application. That is, one device will be able to translate the sound immediately into 2 columns. This is the party mode. One column is loud, and two are louder.
Speaking of Bose products, you can not speak about the quality of their sound. Here everything is on the level. And, by the way, the cylindrical form of Bose SoundLink SoundLink Revolve is not sparse. This is an attempt by the company to create an omnidirectional sound. And she coped well enough with this. A highly efficient transducer, dual passive resonators, and an omnidirectional acoustic deflector are installed here. And thanks to the latter, an omnidirectional sound is achieved. The sound is clear and clean. As always, low frequencies are well expressed here. Instrumental music with vocal accompaniment also sounds great. Despite the compact size of the speaker, its maximum volume is enough to bring neighbors to a state of dissatisfaction with your quality violation of silence. But when you turn the volume on, the sound gets a little worse. So the average level is enough.
By the way, at an average volume, the speaker can work longer. The work time of the small Revolve is 12 hours, and the large SoundLink Revolve Plus – 16 hours. Two full working days in our edition of Revolve Plus really survived without any problems.
How much does all this pleasure cost? $ 200 for a small version and 300 for a Plus version. Yes, it is far from not enough. But as we always said in our previous reviews of other Bose products, there is definitely something to pay for that kind of money. This is a first-class product with a lot of thoughtful details and details. Well, the devil, as is known, is hidden in them.