If you have an old Bose Docking station and are trying to work out which Bluetooth receiver you need to buy - please read this post before purchasing.  Even if you are sure you have a Bose Series 1, there are actually two generations of the Bose 1; both of which work off a different charge output and both require a different receiver.

Please note that this post is for Bose Docking Stations with a 30pin connection only.

Which version Bose Series 1 do I have?

The easiest way to tell if you have a Bose series 1 dock is if it has an AUX/AUDIO IN connection in the back of the dock.

NO.  If it doesn’t have an AUX, then you definitely have an original Bose Series 1 docking station and you need to purchase the BS-1.

The BS1 is an all-in-one receiver, designed specifically for the Bose Series 1 which runs off an older charge output.  It will not work on newer Bose docking stations.


YES. If your dock does have an AUX,  the BS-1 will not work with your dock. They will not power up and the lights won't flash, because your dock is running off the newer charge output.  


You will therefore need to purchase the i-DOCK or the i-SYNC for your Bose Docking Station. Please find all the information for these two docks on our product pages.


If you are still unsure whether you have a Bose Series 1, you can also check by seeing if your bose dock can charge an iPhone 3GS / iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S / iPod Touch2 or an iPod Nano4?


I've purchased the wrong receiver for my Bose Series 1


Don’t worry, we have a very simple returns policy. Please click here for information on how to return your items: Delivery & Returns


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