Bose SoundWear personal wearable speaker review

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Every so often a new product comes along that promises to change the way we think about traditional gadgets. A new personal speaker from Bose promises just that. Called the Bose SoundWear, this speaker has some unique properties; primarily that you don’t put it on a surface near you, you wear it. I recently received a Bose SoundWear unit for two weeks of testing and review.

What is Bose SoundWear?

Bose calls SoundWear a “companion speaker”. It’s a U-shaped speaker that wraps around your neck and directs sound primarily to you. Bose says the speaker, “rests comfortably on your shoulders, with sound that is full and clear to you—yet minimizes the sound for others.”

(A couple alert YouTube viewers told me it reminds them of something called the Bone Fone from the late 1970’s.)bose soundwear personal wearable speaker headphones review

Bose SoundWear – Fit and feel


The unit is pretty light and it’s shaped in such a way that it stays put as you walk around. Laying back it’s comfortable too whether reclining on the sofa or laying in bed.

The band stays in place even when leaning forward and moving around, so it’s wouldn’t be annoying for gardening, cooking or working in your shop.

Stretchable & flexible

The Bose SoundWear isn’t what I’d call rigid or hard. It’s quite flexible and can be bent, pulled apart and widened, and twisted, without feeling like you’ll snap it. The interchangeable cover is soft, and the zipper and seams are not noticeable while it’s being worn.

 SoundWear – Listening experience &sound quality

Wearing a speaker around my neck is a completely new sensation.

It’s a weird feeling, but not unpleasant. Just unique. You’re hearing speaker sound, but all around your head. It makes me think that if I was wearing a space helmet and it had Bose speakers inside, that this is what it would sound like.

Like the teaser here? To read the rest of this review, please click here to be re-directed to Best Buy’s blog, since that’s who I wrote this review for.

2 Comments

  1. Michael Chadwick. U.K. on April 28, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Very nice review on the item I would buy on off this review

    • Erin L on April 28, 2018 at 9:03 am

      Thank you so much Michael. Glad you liked it.

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