First Launched: 2013
History: Bose Corporation is a US corporation based in Framingham (Massachusetts) and was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G Bose (who died in July 2013). It’s understood that Bose received revenue for 2015 of US$3.5 billion.
Bose is perhaps best known for its home audio systems and speakers, noise cancelling headphones, professional audio systems and automobile sound systems.
The SoundLink Mini is a smaller and lighter version of the SoundLink Mobile and was introduced in 2013 at a US recommended price of $200. It weighs just 0.7 kg and includes a charging cradle as well as a power socket.
The case is made of sandblasted aluminium. Reviewers and users have praised the excellent sound and build quality. SoundLink Mini uses Bluetooth to play audio from cell phones and other portable devices.
A majority of Bose Corporation’s shares were gifted by Dr. Bose in 2013 to his alma mater MIT who are prohibited from selling their shares in Bose and are unable to participate in the management and governance of the company.
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