The first thing I noticed is that the Bose Soundlink Mini is a striking sight. It has a markedly different look than its more premium predecessor, the Bose Soundlink, in the best way possible.
The textured plastic and rubberized metals of its competitor, the Beats Pill, as well as the Jawbone Jambox are not apparent in the Bose speaker. When next to a MacBook, it's hard not to see the hardware similarity. The Soundlink Mini is wrapped in the same brushed aluminum, which gives the speaker a premium feel and weight when you first pick it up.