Bose Corporation is a well-known audio manufacturing company based in the United States. Founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar Bose, it has come to be known as one of the most innovative brands, a leader in home theater set-ups, noise-canceling technology, and wireless listening. It’s variety and quality of Bluetooth products have also made Bose a popular choice for higher-end portable speaker devices.
Bluetooth allows data exchange to occur wirelessly between two devices, one portable and one fixed. In other words, Bluetooth allows you to keep your speaker plugged into the wall while amplifying the playlist playing on the mobile phone tucked in your pocket. Now let’s say you cannot use your phone to play music: low battery, not enough data to stream, wrong playlist or video, etc. There’s always the option to connect to your computer.
In this article we will be looking at how to connect three different Bose devices to your PC.
Bose SoundLink Headphones
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a pair of high-quality Bose wireless headphones. Time to use them. What will you do: watch a movie, drown out background noise, or put on some music while you do some work from your computer? Regardless of what you choose, you have to connect your headphones first.
- Locate the power button on the right earcup of your headphones. Slide the button up to the Bluetooth symbol. Hold it until you hear “Ready to pair.” If you missed the audible cue, look for a flashing blue light coming from the Bluetooth indicator. Your headphones can now be found by other devices.
- Go to your PC and open your Bluetooth settings. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
- Search for “Bose AE2 SoundLink” under the list of discoverable devices. You may be given two different device options. Be sure that you are choosing the headphone icon on the pairing list.
- If you are asked for a passkey, type in ‘0000’ and press “Okay.”
- You will have successfully paired with your PC once the Bluetooth indicator on your headphones starts glowing white.
Bose SoundLink Mini II
One of the great things about Bose products is that it makes quality audio equipment for both stationary and on-the-go situations. Bose’s SoundLink Mini II is a popular choice for portable wireless speakers with powerful bass for its size and 20% more battery power. This can also be paired with your PC.
- On the top of your speaker, find the Bluetooth icon. Press and hold until the indicator light starts flashing blue.
- Go to your PC and make sure the Bluetooth setting is enabled. Select “Bose Mini SoundLink” on the discoverable device list. Pairing is successful once the connection has been confirmed on your PC.
- If pairing fails, make sure that your speaker is close enough to your PC, or vice versa.
- If you are paired with your PC but not hearing anything, go into your PC’s audio settings. Make sure that Bose SoundLink Mini is set as the audio output.
Bose Frames Alto & Bose Frames Rondo
If you really want to make an impression, pick up a pair of Bose Audio Sunglasses. Yes, that’s right. Bose makes sunglasses with Bluetooth capabilities, a built-in microphone, and open-ear audio. Not to mention they still protect your eyes from harmful U/V light and look pretty sleek, too. It seems far fetched, but it totally is a reality. Hoorah, 21st century technological developments! Ready to learn how to connect your sunglasses to your PC?
The Bose Audio Sunglasses were made to connect to mobile devices, not desktops. The app that is suggested for download on your mobile device is not compatible with computers, either. However, if your PC has built-in Bluetooth capabilities, you should have no problem connecting.
- First, power on your sunglasses by pressing the button on the right temple. Hold until you hear “Ready to Connect.”
- Enable the Bluetooth setting on your PC. Select “Bose Frames”.
- The Bluetooth indicator light on the frames should blink white when pairing is successful.
- Be careful not to turn your sunglasses upside down for more than a second. This is how you power them down.
Whether it’s a pair of Bose headphones you scrimped and saved for months to purchase, or a pair of technology-defying audio sunglasses, the power of Bluetooth is in your hands — and your PC!