Bose joins the wireless streaming sound space with its SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music Systems. Comprising three standalone pieces, this ecosystem of SoundTouch units allows you to control music in multiple rooms via an app on a smartphone or tablet. The SoundTouch app integrates music from any network-linked computer, streams Pandora and Internet radio stations curated by Bose, and also supports Apple AirPlay. Six presets can be programmed and activated with a button on the system itself or via the Bose-issued remote control. The SoundTouch Controller (which isn’t available yet with the initial October 10 launch) also responds to finger gestures and has an OLED preset preview.
The SoundTouch 30 ($699) shown here measures approximately 10” x 17” x 7”, and is a larger speaker designed for wider living spaces. The SoundTouch 20 ($399) caters for smaller rooms and measures 7” x 12” x 4”, while the SoundTouch Portable ($399) measures 6” x 10” x 3” and has a built-in rechargeable, lithium-ion battery. Bose will also be introducing a Wave SoundTouch music system in December and more SoundTouch products come early 2014.