Bosch Power Box 360 Jobsite AM/FM Stereo PB360S Review
The Bosch Power Box 360 (PB360) is a stereo Bluetooth audio player which uses the Bosch BLE protocol. The device supports up to 8 simultaneous connections with other devices via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE). It comes in two versions: the standard model with a 3.5mm headset jack and the one without it, which costs $199.99 and $249.99 respectively.
The PB360 is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack, which lasts for approximately 10 hours of continuous playback at full volume. When connected to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, the unit will automatically switch over to using the phone’s internal speaker when not in use; this feature makes it ideal for hands-free operation while driving or working from home.
In addition to its music streaming capabilities, the PB360 can play MP3 files and even allows you to stream videos. You can also connect it to your computer via USB for easy file sharing between computers. The unit includes a remote control, but you’ll still need a smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 or higher to operate it.
Amplifier: 2x 10W RMS (Standard)
Speakers: 2x 4″ Full Range (2x 6″ Coaxial Rear Speaker)
Headset Jack: 3.5mm Stereo
Bluetooth: v4.0 A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Battery: 3.7V, 5200mAh Li-Ion
Run Time: Up to 10 Hours
Charging Time: ~3 Hours
Recharge via: USB
File Formats: MP3, WMA, MPEG 4, AAC
CPU: 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU with FPU
OS: Embedded Linux
How to connect to the device?
The unit supports up to 8 simultaneous connections with other devices via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE). It is recommended that you use a device with Android 4.1 or higher for the best experience because of the remote control functionality.
What does this box play?
The unit can play the following audio files: AAC, WAV, MP3, and WMA. It can also play videos in MPEG 4 format.
What’s in the box?
The unit comes with a wall charger, car charger, mounting bracket, remote control, and user manual.
How loud is the sound?
The speakers produce up to 102 dB of volume per speaker at less than 1% total harmonic distortion.
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