As the holidays arrive, so do seasonal celebrations with family and friends. In addition to shopping for everyone’s gifts, you may also be in charge of coordinating travel plans, dinner menus and family activities—among dozens of other responsibilities.
In fact, it’s possible to get so caught up with your busy schedule that you forget to savour the holiday yourself. One remedy is to begin planning early so that you can free up more time during the holidays to fully join in on the fun.
A top-of-the-line sound system for your home—as well as the right Bose earbuds and headphones—can help more than you imagine as you consider how to celebrate the holidays this year.
Are you travelling to see relatives during the holidays? Whether you take a plane, train or bus, you’ll need a way to stay comfortable amid the hustle and bustle. Luckily, the Bose QuietComfort® Earbuds II are the ideal travelling companion thanks to the adjustable noise cancellation technology inside.
When you’re rushing through the airport to your gate, you can set the earbuds to Aware Mode, which filters out the loudest background noises while still letting you hear what’s going on around you. Once you’re settled into your seat on board, switch to Quiet Mode and cancel out surrounding noise completely—even the screaming baby in the next row.
A lot goes into the perfect family gathering, especially if you’re hosting this holiday season. Managing the menu, guests and decorations tends to involve fielding plenty of phone calls, often while simultaneously braving shopping centres and supermarkets to pick up everything on your list.
This kind of multitasking is nearly a sport, which is why Bose Sport Earbuds are ready to help you on or off the field. Yes, they’re ideal for working out, but these wireless earbuds are also geared to support your most hectic runs around town.
Their unique umbrella-shaped tips and extended flexible wings hold them securely in your ears regardless of how fast you run to grab the last packet of mince pies, and the convenient touch interface allows easy access to your music library and incoming calls without you ever having to pull out your phone.
Does your family have a cherished holiday movie that you watch every year? No matter how many times you’ve seen it, you can experience it anew after an upgrade to your home entertainment system.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 brings the cinema experience into your living room with nine speakers arranged in its 104.1-cm cabinet. It may sound even better thanks to the Dolby Atmos technology inside, which fires sound upward to deliver multidirectional audio. Even if your favourite holiday tale hasn’t been updated for Dolby Atmos content yet, Bose TrueSpace technology still remixes the signals to add “height” and create a surround-sound experience.
A Bose sound system for your home can also liven up holiday celebrations throughout the event. Lean on it for wireless streaming from your favourite music services to play holiday jingles as you unwrap presents and comforting classics during dinner.
Bose soundbars also work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (where available), so you can pause the music, change the song or adjust the volume with just your voice. No remote—or phone—needed. Bose soundbars can also be grouped with any other Bose smart speakers over Wi-Fi®, making it convenient to keep the mood festive all around the house.
In addition to playing your holiday favourites, the SoundLink Flex Bluetooth® speaker lets you take calls when connected to your phone via Bluetooth. Built-in microphones let family and friends hear what everyone in your room is saying loud and clear, and the speaker’s innovative transducer ensures the best possible sound on your end as well.
Bose portable Bluetooth speakers can help take the holiday fun outside the house. Depending on the climate, maybe you’ll be heading to the back garden to enjoy a casual game of football, gathering around the fire pit to enjoy the brisk weather, or watching the little ones build a snowman—either way, there’s a portable speaker for you.
If you’re heading beyond the comforts of the back garden or patio, you might bring along the SoundLink Flex, which is both lightweight and rugged enough to withstand being dropped. It’s also waterproof and dustproof to keep the tunes going even in wet winter weather. It automatically adjusts to its orientation to optimise the sound, meaning you can lay it on its side, stand it upright or even hang it without compromising audio quality.
For a post-meal hike, the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker may prove even better to take along. It weighs less than half a kilogramme and has a built-in strap to attach to a pushchair or backpack. Despite its size, the SoundLink Micro speaker offers rich, balanced sound with deep bass, fulfilling the old gift-giving maxim: Good things come in small packages.
Of course, Bose products also have a place on your holiday shopping list, be it for the exercise enthusiast, social butterfly or savvy audiophile. Here are some ways to put a smile on the faces you love the most.
- For the athlete: For your friend or family member who’s always at the gym, the Bose Sport Earbuds will be a welcome gift. They’re specially designed to stay in your ears no matter how much you jump or sweat.
- For the traveller: Any jet-setter could benefit from a pair of the noise cancelling Bose QuietComfort® Earbuds II. They feature some of the best noise cancellation in the world—the headphones even adjust to the shape of your ear to optimise their performance.
- For the audiophile: The new Bose Music Amplifier is ideal for anyone with a comprehensive setup of audio equipment. It supports two pairs of passive speakers and offers Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity to marry all the elements of your home entertainment system together.
- For the movie lover: The new Bose Smart Soundbar 600 is a smart addition to any home cinema. As with the Smart Soundbar 900, it has upward-firing transducers for a multidirectional audio experience. However, it’s smaller and more affordable.
- For the adventurer: For the one who’s always hiking, boating and heading out on outdoor adventures, the SoundLink Flex speaker is the perfect companion. This Bluetooth speaker has an impressive 12-hour battery life, and it’s waterproof and dustproof. Just in case it takes a tumble into the water, it even floats.
The only thing better than holiday fun is holiday fun that everyone can enjoy, and the Bose audio family is ready to provide the boost. A new sound system for your home can make old holiday traditions sound like new, bring friends and family closer together and provide a sanctuary when you need take a breath. When the holidays finish, you may wonder how you ever did without it.