This is more than just a speaker – it’s a journey. Starting from the very basic elements of sound and speakers, your child will build a deeper understanding as they move toward assembling their Speaker Cube. At every step, exploration is encouraged and curiosity is rewarded.
Explore these concepts
- Magnets and electromagnets
- How sound works
- How speakers work
- Frequency and waveforms
EngageEverything about the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is carefully designed with kids in mind. The parts are rugged and resilient, and the app-driven construction steps are clear and easy to follow. Cables and connectors are big, bright, and easy to handle. Even the circuit board is clearly labeled.
ListenThe end result of all this exploration and discovery is a durable, high-performance Bluetooth speaker. Every time your child listens to it, they can enjoy the Bose-quality sound and customizable colored LED lighting. But most importantly, they can feel the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from being able to say, “I built that!”
Finished speaker dimensions
- 4.75” x 4.75” x 4.75”
Finished speaker weight
- 3.5 mm auxiliary input
Requires a mobile device (for discovery and build activities):
- Any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8 or newer (except the iPad 2)
- For a complete list of compatible devices, see here
Compatible with the following devices (for music listening):
- Wireless: Any device with Bluetooth 3.0 or higher (including Android devices, laptops, etc.)
- Wired: Any device with a 3.5mm audio output
Power Supply (included):
- Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 0.5A
- Output: 12 VDC, 1.35A
What’s the recommended age for this product?
Speaker Cube is designed for kids 8 and older.
Can my child complete this product without help?
Yes. The included iOS app provides easy, step-by-step instructions through a series of hands-on activities so kids ages 8+ can complete the activities and build a Speaker Cube all by themselves. There is no soldering, software or difficult assembly steps – rest assured that no previous technical expertise is needed.
What’s the difference between this product and speakers we already have at home or other speakers for kids?
Speaker Cube is much more than a high-performance Bluetooth speaker. This product inspires kids to explore the science and technology inside every speaker through a series of fun, app-driven, hands-on activities. In the end, the kids build and personalize a rugged and great-sounding Bluetooth speaker that they will appreciate and enjoy for years because they know how it works!
What activities are included in the product?
The companion app guides users on a journey through 15 different activities from magnets to music. Kids will: experiment with the basic components of a speaker - a coil of wire, magnet and paper - to make sound and music come alive. They will explore frequencies and equalization to understand how these impact the sound of music. Finally, they will build a high-performance, durable Bluetooth Speaker Cube and personalize it with colored lights, silhouette covers and clips.
What does the app do?
The (free) companion app guides kids through fun activities and explorations into the world of sound, speakers and more. It includes simple, step-by-step instructions for each activity, explanations of what they experience at each step, as well as handy tips and videos. Kids will discover that actions they take in the app directly effect the physical product and vice versa.
Does the app include advertising?
No, the BOSEbuild Sound app contains no advertising nor does it offer any in-app purchases.
What mobile device do I need?
The BOSEbuild Sound app works with any Apple mobile device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) running software version 8 or higher, except the iPad 2. For a complete list of devices, please click here.
How long does it take to go through all the activities and build the Speaker Cube?
Generally, kids can complete the activities and assemble their Speaker Cube in an hour. Because some parts are more open ended, they could spend many hours engaged in the various activities provided in the app.
Does the Speaker Cube provide Bose-quality sound?
Yes! When fully assembled, the Speaker Cube is a high-performance Bluetooth speaker that provides the same quality sound you’ve come to expect from Bose.
Is this a product my child can use over and over again?
Yes, kids can return to the app and engage in its activities at any time. They can also take their Speaker Cube apart and reassemble it (the clips holding it together easily slide off and snap back on) and they can customize the appearance of the Speaker Cube over and over again. Best of all, they’ll be able to enjoy their great sounding Speaker Cube for years to come.
Is the Speaker Cube wireless or do you have to plug it in?
Speaker Cube uses Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to your mobile device. It plugs into a standard outlet using a provided power cord, which means you don’t have to worry about charging a battery.
Can kids customize their Speaker Cube?
There are loads of opportunities for kids to customize their Speaker Cube, with multiple LED color light options, including lights that dance with music, interchangeable silhouette covers that they can use as is or decorate and the number and arrangement of clips used to hold the panels of the speaker together.
How long will the Speaker Cube last?
Speaker Cube is rugged, durable and designed to provide your child with years of enjoyment. The Bluetooth and AUX connections ensure that the Speaker Cube will be able to connect to music sources for years to come.
Can you change the color of the Speaker Cube?
Absolutely! Speaker Cube comes with multiple LED color light options so kids can select and change the color of their speakers as often as they’d like.
Can the colors ‘dance’ with the music?
Yes, kids can make their Speaker Cube LED color lights dance with the beat of the music. They can even customize and continue to change the colors that are assigned to low, medium and high tones to further experiment and customize their speaker.
Is everything included in the box?
All the parts your child needs to build a Speaker Cube are included in the box; no tools are required. The only items you need to provide for some of the activities are a pair of scissors and tape… and the Apple device to run the app.
What are the dimensions of the completed Speaker Cube?
4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches (12.1 x 12.1 x 12.1 centimeters); 1.75 pounds (0.8 kilograms)
Do you offer a manufacturer’s warranty?
Yes, the Speaker Cube is warrantied for 2 years. For details on the warranty, please click here.
When will the Speaker Cube be available outside the US?
We do not have immediate plans to make this product available in markets outside the US. We are encouraged by the interest from other regions, but the product has not been certified to all local regulations for markets other than the US.
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I thought it was very clever and its seems like a really great opportunity to teach kids. I wish I had the opportunity to have toys like this when I was a kid.Anamarie Crane
I like that you can build it, put it together, learn about how a speaker works and have the kids help you. It’s educational and the sound quality is really, really good.Jacob Oshinsley