Bose announced three new products just before the IFA: the Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700. The speakers all support Amazon Alexa and later also receive support for Apple AirPlay 2 and other voice assistants.
Bose announced three new products
Speaker manufacturer Bose has announced three new products: the Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700. All three products can be used in a multiroom setup, but also as a separate device. In addition, the products are equipped with voice assistant Amazon Alexa. The manufacturer has let it be known that the speakers will also be equipped ‘early in 2019’ with Apple AirPlay 2. And although the Google Assistant was not mentioned separately, other voice assistants will also follow Alexa in the future.
Furthermore, the products share even more features: Wi-Fi, bluetooth and a self-developed system for a total of eight microphones. . This allows you to speak closely, but also from afar, with the devices, even when the music is loud. Bose also lets you know that there is a stereo sound coming from the Home Speaker 500, so you do not have to connect a second speaker to it (as you do with the HomePod from Apple). The soundbars have hdmi arc and wireless sub and possible rear speakers.
When the speakers come to the Netherlands is not yet clear. In the United States, these Bose products appear in October for prices of $ 399.99, $ 549.95 and $ 799.95 respectively.