What you need to know
- Bose has announced the Soundbar 300 home theater soundbar.
- The Soundbar 300 supports AirPlay 2 for easy audio streaming.
- It even looks good. For a soundbar.
Bose has taken the wraps off a new home theater soundbar, with the Soundbar 300 now available for pre-order for $399.95. Importantly, it also supports Apple's AirPlay 2 for easier streaming of music from Apple's devices.
While AirPlay 2 support is nice, it's far from Bose's big selling point here. Games and movies are top of the list although bose reckons music will sound great, too.
There are plenty of other options if AirPlay 2 isn't your thing, including good old-fashioned Bluetooth. You know, if you hate yourself.
You can pre-order now, but you shouldn't have to wait long for your new soundbar to arrive – Bose says it expects to begin shipping these things on September 15.
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