Bose offers preorders of its Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
in Carbon, model no. 725192-1110, or Pearl, model no. 725192-1310, bundled with the 2nd-generation Amazon Echo Dot
in Black for $213.99
with free shipping
. That's $35 under the lowest total price we could find for these items sold separately elsewhere. (Most stores charge around $200 for the speaker alone.) The speaker features an integrated speakerphone, 10 hours of play time, and voice prompts for pairing. The Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music (via Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora), control smart home devices (via Samsung SmartThings, Wemo, Nest), and do lots of other cool stuff (order a pizza via Domino's, order car service via Uber, play Jeopardy). It features 802.11n dual-band wireless, Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm audio output.
The Echo Dot is scheduled to be released on October 20.