The Bose Soundlink Mini ($199) is made by a company whose noise-canceling products are best known for tuning out wailing babies on airplanes (an otherwise impossible task) — so we had great expectations. A wireless speaker is a gadget company's hottest ticket these days, and Bose, a 50-year-old audio veteran, has been relatively slow at conforming to the latest trend, while Jawbone, Beats, and others have unveiled smaller, lighter, and more affordable speakers yearly.
But it was well worth the wait. We spent a couple of weeks with the Soundlink Mini, which felt, looked, and sounded like an all-around high-end product. Keep reading to learn more about this small but mighty speaker, and find out if we think it's worth the money.