Back in February, I spotted a Bosch Power Box 360 radio on Arrow. At the time, I asked Bosch about it and whether a new Power Box radio was coming out, and they basically said no. Well… that has changed. A reader sent in info that there’s a new Bosch Power Box 360C, with Bluetooth, that’s coming out just now.
I reviewed the Bosch Power Box 360 when it was first released, and really liked it. It’s a beast of a jobsite radio, and it can charge Bosch 18V Li-ion battery packs, and it has 2 covered outlet ports. Although a somewhat large and heavy radio, it delivery clear sound and the added functionality makes it so much more than just a jobsite radio or speaker.
From the specs and looks of it, the new Bosch 360C isn’t much different from the 360S or discontinued 360D. One thing to note is that, in addition to the Bluetooth connectivity, it is said to work with a free Bosch PowerBox app.
I’m guessing (and hoping) that the PowerBox app will allow for greater control than what you get with typical Bluetooth radios and speakers. Generally, with a Bluetooth speaker, you only get some level of volume adjustment.
Maybe the PowerBox app will allow for changing the radio station from your smartphone, checking as to whether a battery is fully charged, and things like that.
There’s no word as to how much it’ll cost. The Power Box 360 is currently selling for $190 at Amazon, and so I would expect for the Bluetooth 360C to be priced over $200.
Thanks to Steve for the heads-up!
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Full Features and Specs
- Bluetooth connectivity with 150-ft range
- 4-way speakers and a subwoofer project 360° sound
- Protective aluminum and rubber roll cage
- 4-way power outlets
- Runs on Bosch 18V Li-ion batteries or plugged into a 120V outlet
- Free Bosch PowerBox app
- AM/FM radio with 20 FM and 10 AM presets
- Digital tuning
- Built-in battery charger
- Powered USB charging port
- Bass and treble controls
- 4-preset equalizer setting plus customization
- Auxiliary input port
- Digital media bay for secure storage of portable devices
- Weather- and dust-resistant
- Illuminated front control panel
- 14.5″ x 14″ x 13.5″
- Comes with a 6-inch aux cable and (2) AA batteries (which are usually for saving time and preset settings)