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Bose introduces new SoundLink Mini portable Bluetooth Speaker & QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones

Update: You can now pick up the SoundLink at AmazonBose had a little event today at Grand Central Station just footsteps away from the Apple Store to announce and demonstrate their new portable products.We’ve rated the Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers on the market (TL;DR: Overall winner, Best Value, Best sound, Best Portable/Sound, Apps/Updates, more) but clearly there is some room for the $199 Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker at the top end. Bose gave...

Review: Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Since I travel for a living I almost always travel with at least one pair of headphones. My favorites were the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. I’ve used Bose over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones for years now. The only problem I have sometimes is having so much stuff in my backpack that I  don’t have room for them. I noticed that Bose came out with an an in-ear model, the Bose QuietComfort 20i. However, I just dismissed them as “probably not being as good as...

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones can block out the world… or not. Your choice.

Over the years, Bose has had their detractors, but they have also made some darn good products, such as the QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones and the SoundDock speakers. They have just introduced the new QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. These are Bose’s first in-ear headphones with active noise canceling. Bose says these can lock out the outside world with full-on noise reduction. Or you can choose what Bose calls Aware mode and let some of it in—all while keeping...