The radio that changed an industry.
Now even easier to use.

Rich, room-filling sound from a compact tabletop radio that fits just about anywhere in your home. The Wave® radio III is our latest version of the product that brought radio to life in a whole new way—now with more convenience and more precise radio reception.

It comes with a built-in FM/AM tuner. Package solutions offer much more: music from your iPod, plus Internet stations and playlists from your computer, smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth® device. Your Wave® radio III can be your complete home audio hub—with sound you'd expect from a much larger, more complicated system.

Bose Waveguide speaker technology

Award-winning sound from a compact radio

RDS text display

Advanced tuner with radio text display

Touch-top control

On/off/snooze with just a simple tap

Dual independent alarms

Set two different wake-up times with independent alarms

The Wave radio II fits in nicely wherever you like to spend your time
Proprietary waveguide speaker technology allows deep, rich tones to come from a compact system

Bose waveguide speaker technology

Acclaimed performance

The original Wave® radio woke up an entire industry with its unmatched sound. And that hasn't changed. Bose proprietary waveguide speaker technology combines with advanced digital electronics to deliver performance well beyond the speakers' size. Get ready to rediscover your favorite tunes with details you may have never noticed before.

The handy, slim remote operates all radio and clock functions plus music control with Wave accessories

Elegant simplicity

"Setup" involves taking the radio out of the box and plugging it in. Done. It's that simple. You can operate volume, station selection and even some accessory functions with the convenient remote control.

Welcome additions

The Wave® radio III features some noteworthy updates. An advanced tuner delivers more precise radio reception and displays text information, like artists and song titles, from stations that broadcast it.

Waking up is now easier, thanks to touch-top controls and dual independent alarms. If you like to snooze in the morning, just tap the top of your Wave® radio III to buy some extra time. No remotes or buttons to locate. The dual alarms are great for working couples who have to wake at different times.

Just tap the top of the Wave radio III to snooze or turn system on or off

More features

  • Auxiliary input to enjoy another audio source (e.g., MP3 or DVD player) through your Wave® radio III

  • Headphone jack for private listening

  • Bose® link easily connects your Wave® radio III to a compatible Bose Lifestyle® system for an expanded home entertainment network


Wave® radio III

Wave radio III dimensions



  • Height: 4.2 in (10.7 cm)
  • Width: 14.6 in (36.8 cm)
  • Depth: 8.6 in (21.9 cm)
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Remote control

  • Height: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)
  • Width: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)
  • Depth: .25 in (.64 cm)
  • Weight: 1.03 oz (30 g)


  • FM antenna
  • Bose® link
  • AUX input
  • Headphone jack
View inputs and outputs on the back of the Wave radio III

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To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • Wave® radio III
  • 8 foot (2.4 cm) AC power cord
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)

What different audio devices can I play through the Wave® radio III?

Aside from its built-in FM/AM radio, the Wave® radio III can play audio from most of today’s portable music devices. The standard 3.5 mm AUX IN input accepts MP3 and DVD/CD players, music phones and even older audio cassette players. The Bose® link input accepts the Wave® III dock for your iPod or iPhone and Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter for all Bluetooth devices, such as your smartphone or tablet. Note: the Wave® III dock and Wave® Bluetooth music adapter use the same Bose® link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Does the Wave® radio III offer dual independent alarms?

Yes. Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (radio station or beep, volume, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.

Can I use headphones with the Wave® radio III?

Yes. The Wave® radio III comes with a headphone jack.

How many Wave® accessories can I connect to the Wave® radio III at one time?

One. The Wave® III dock and Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter use the same Bose link input and thus cannot be plugged in at the same time.

Is the Wave® radio III compatible with Bose® link?

Yes. The Wave® radio III can be used as Bose Lifestyle® system expansion speakers via Bose link.

What is the Wave® radio III warranty period?

The Wave® radio III is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

Popular add-ons

Wave® III dock

Custom dock lets you play your iPod/iPhone through a Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III. Also shows song and artist information on the system’s display screen. Works with and charges most iPod/iPhone models. Control basic music functions with your Wave® remote. Connects to your system’s Bose® link output; no separate power cord required.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Wave® III dock


Color: Silver


Wave® Bluetooth® music adapter

Lets you play any Bluetooth® device—smartphone, computer, tablet—through your Wave® music system III, Acoustic Wave® music system II or Wave® radio III, wirelessly. Just connect the adapter to your system, pair with your Bluetooth® device and enjoy your music with rich Bose® sound. Stores up to 6 Bluetooth® devices in memory for instant recognition. No software, no network configuration necessary.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III;
  • Acoustic Wave® music system II bought from 2010 to present;
  • Wave® music system bought from 2010 to present;
  • Wave® radio II bought from 2010 to present

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Wave® control pod

Complements your remote control by offering easy access to commonly used functions: on/off, volume and mute/snooze. The wireless pod includes a non-skid pad, built-in magnet and a mounting bracket—all so you can set it where you want, horizontally or vertically.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Black


Remote controls

Wave® radio III remote

An additional standard-sized remote control adds even more convenience to your Wave® radio III.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® radio III

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Ships within 3-4 weeks

Wave® III premium backlit remote

Make operating your Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III even more convenient. The larger, rounded design is comfortable to hold, with lighted buttons for use in low-light conditions.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Silver


Stands and brackets

Wave® under-cabinet/wall bracket

Enjoy your Wave® music system III or Wave® radio III in your kitchen, or almost any other indoor location, without taking up valuable counter or table space. Bracket’s compact, custom design seamlessly blends the system into your décor.

Compatible with:

  • Wave® music system III;
  • Wave® radio III

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Color: Black


Cables and cords

Wave® FM antenna

Boost FM reception on your Wave® system with this external dipole FM antenna. Recommended wherever FM signal strength is weak for one or more stations. Plugs directly into antenna input on the back of your system—no old-fashioned screw terminals. For optimum reception, extend the antenna ends as far from the unit and other equipment as possible.

Compatible with:

  • All Wave® systems

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Color: White


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