Tossing up between this Bose and its Sony competitors I stuck with the brand I know and have enjoyed and I’m not disappointed. A really compact unit with a handy rubber strap to mount onto a bag, this speaker is impressively loud and bassy for its size. The controls could be a little a more intuitive (i.e. I don’t really know when it’s on or connected) but reading the instructions should solve that (I’ve never read instructions for a Bluetooth speaker as they’re always simple to operate).
Apparently this unit can do stereo (smaller BT speakers can’t usurp physics and so the sound will always come from one unit) if you buy a second one, which I’m considering because that would provide a seriously good sound experience for a BBQ or outdoor event.