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Final Clearance Bose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System (43085) - Black

  • Model #: 43085
  • Web Code: 10093681
(47 ratings)


The Bose SoundDock Portable digital music system lets you take your music to more places - even outdoors. Engineered with exclusive Bose technologies, this portable sound system for the iPod delivers a quality audio performance without compromise. It includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides more power and longer playtime for hours of listening enjoyment.

More Information

The SoundDock Portable system works with most iPod models and plays music from an iPhone. It even charges your iPod/iPhone while docked. An auxiliary input lets you connect another audio device, such as an MP3 player, a portable CD/DVD player, a computer or a music phone. And it comes with a remote that controls the system and the basic functions of your iPod - even playlist navigation.
  • Proprietary acoustic design delivers full, rich sound
  • Waveguide speaker technology for a quality performance that's portable
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for hours of playtime between charges
  • Rotating dock folds neatly into the system for easy storage

What's in the Box?

  • Remote
  • Power Supply

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)
  • Connectivity & Media
  • Compatible Devices
    Apple iPod and iPhone with 30-pin connectors
  • AirPlay Compatible
  • Bluetooth
  • Network Capable
  • Internet Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • DLNA Certified
  • AM Radio
  • FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Tape Deck
  • Turntable
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • 3.5 mm Auxiliary Input
  • Apple Connector Type
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
  • Speaker Features
  • Display
  • Power
  • Power Source
    Battery / AC
  • Battery Type / Quantity
    Lithium Battery
  • Approximate Battery Life
    8 hours
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
    Black; Silver
  • Width
    30.48 cm
  • Height
    17.16 cm
  • Depth
    14.61 cm
  • Weight
    2.38 kg
  • Remote Control
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
Based on 47 ratings,18 Reviews
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Positive 89%

17 Reviews

Critical 10%

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  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Jan 30, 2013

Best in its Class

I love my new sounddock. The only thing I do wish it had was the Bluetooth audio-but that is a pretty high jump in cost, especially being that I got this one on Boxing Day. But the Bose sound quality is unreal. I can hear it through my entire house (one floor and basement) without it even being on the loudest volume. I have yet to even find out just how loud it goes. I'm loving it!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 27, 2013

Great iPod dock...

Love that this is portable and doesn't need to be plugged in all the time. Can carry it from room to room...

  • from Campbell River, BC
  • Dec 28, 2012

Bose portable sound dock

Received this for xmas last year, used it extensively and only have great things to say about it. slightly pricier than others but quality is evident. use it often indoors and out and it always sounds great.

  • from Toronto
  • Dec 27, 2012


I got this dock two years ago, and it was so worth the money. This is the best dock I have ever heard! the sound is beautiful and so clear! I highly recommend this dock to anyone that is looking to purchase one. Its amazing :)

  • from Laval
  • Nov 14, 2012

Worth extra $ buy it

There s plenty of dock.. But For a couple of dollars my god this is so worth it !!

  • from Ottawa
  • Jun 08, 2012

It doesn't get better than this.

Your music will never sound better.

  • from WINNIPEG
  • Apr 23, 2012


As with most Bose products this one sounds awesome. Its still hard to believe the sound that emanates from such a compact unit as these Bose SoundDocks. Boes Goes!

  • from Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 12, 2011


I bought this product a year ago and all I can say is WOW. I love these speakers to death. The sound quality is excellent as well as the bass. I like how to actual dock can "fold" into the speaker system so it looks stylish when your not using them. The power brick is a little big but understandable due to the power of these speakers. Pros: Remote, design, handle at the back. Cons: that you don't have it at the moment :). I would recommend this product to anyone going for quality and portability. Good Luck!

  • from Rockland ON
  • Oct 29, 2011


Worth every penny. Won't think twice if I had to buy another one.

  • from Richmond Hill
  • Dec 22, 2010

Excellent Piece

I bought this piece almost 2 years ago. Its amazing. The sound is like as if its being played live in front of you. The volume is really good and can cover large areas. We use this for our dance practices. All our friends want to buy the same product. Its like a full music system in one small piece.

  • from Montreal
  • Dec 19, 2010

Luv it

Excellent. I wud definitely recommend it!!!!. Only flaw is that the docking the ipod(4g) is a little challenge.

  • from Trenton , ON
  • Apr 06, 2010

Great product

I was leery of shelling out that much coin for something like this but it's money well spent. The portability is worth the cost. I can listen to internet radio anywhere theres WIFI and it's now my alarm clock. Good battery life and sounds great. Love it. My only complaint is the dock connection to the ipod. Why doesnt someone make one of these with a short flex cord instead of the hard connection?

  • from Burlington
  • Nov 28, 2009

Great sound but short life

I purchased mine a year and a half ago. I loved the sound quality. Totally amazing. Battery life was good as well. The only problem is that the docking area is very weak and after 1 12 years it just fell apart. I do not use it a lot. Mainly for when I am up at my cottage. I was very disappointed that it would fall apart so easily. It is not a cheap docking system so you would think it would last longer than occasional use over a 1 12 years. I also purchased the Harmon Karmen which does not have the same sound quality mainly due to the speakers being split between the back of the station and the front but it a lot more durable.

  • from Vancouver
  • Aug 30, 2009

wasn't sure

...but these really rock. Def worth the extra coin. Much better than anything else on the market...the bass is deep and heavy

  • from Banff
  • Aug 07, 2009

BOSE portable speaker

Quite simply put, this speaker is amazing, amazing sound, amazing portability, it is just a great product, enough said.

  • from Brampton
  • Nov 27, 2008

You'll love it

A great little system, clear, crisp sound. I shopped around a bit and struggled with whether to purchase the HK for its big bass sound or this system, but in the end it was the portability of the Bose that sealed the deal. I take this system everywhere, room to room, outside on the deck, cottage etc Another selling feature the auxiliary input, which was not available on the old Bose docking system. This aux input allows you to use the Bose speakers as auxiliary speakers. We hook up the portable DVD player and it sounds like your watching the movie at the theatre. The kids love it..heck so do I

  • from ScarboroughMarkham
  • Oct 14, 2008


DAYUMI just got this speaker on Sunday for a birthday present. I have been looking around for speakers for a good month now. Tested the Harman Kardans, some other 3pc computer speakers, then some lower budget docking speakers etc... I actually didn't come to a conclusion as to which to get. But the BOSE did always linger in the back of my mind. I have the around-ear headphones too, and I thought that was a little too expensive but the sound quality made-up for it. Maybe that is what spoiled my ear drums because this speaker truly stood out. Yes the HK had great bass, but it also has the volume adjusting system that constantly changed the volume to make up for the bass. The BOSE however is different. CRISP sound is close but not enough to conclude the quality. Two words... HOLY SOUND. Bass is wonderful with my iPOD EQ at flat, other sounds are also amazing. Some songs actually sound like different songs because every sound is enhanced.What are you waiting for Get your hands on this baby on the doubleP.S. I don't know how well the battery is because I have yet to use the unique portability of this system.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Sep 30, 2008


Crystal clear audio, sounds better than many of the bigger size systems. Portable, so you can actually take it anywhere and the battery is rechargable. Slimmer than the older model, recommended for small places where space is a concern, you will not be disappointed.