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Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Ii Special Edition Silver

Last Updated: July 11, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.2
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/10
Total Reviews
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Review Summary - 179 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 109
bose, sound, soundlink, size, sound quality
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Deep, rich and beautiful sounds from a very small, portable speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Incredible sound quality for such a small speaker. ... The sound can fill the whole house.  ...  "
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" ...  I was really surprised by the quality of the speaker as I was originally concerned by the small size. ... It sounds really good and is far more powerful than it looks  ...  "
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" ...  Great build/sound quality that you’d expect from Bose. ... The sound this little things packs for something the size of a can of beer is amazing Can’t wait to start using this for BBQ’s camping trips etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely sound, compact battery good, Love it!  ...  "
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" ...  Great little speaker, I already have the sound link 3 but I wanted to take this little one away on my vacations. ... Great sound and not too heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really quality, sound is deep and it is reassuringly heavy  ...  "
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" ...  I love the speaker, i used it once 3 years ago and I definitely wanted to have one of my own.  ...  "
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Size
 33
speaker, compact, sound quality, small, portable
+100%
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" ...  Fantastic sound for its size.  ...  "
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" ...  Very small and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Deep, rich and beautiful sounds from a very small, portable speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  This compact heavy little chap is comparable to both of these but a whole lot cheaper.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size and color of the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely sound, compact battery good, Love it!  ...  "
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" ...  Terrific sound quality, small and compact but reassuringly heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is very compact.  ...  "
Volume
 27
volume, sound, loud, mains, filling
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Love this speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I adore the sound produced by this little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, best speaker you can buy for the size, quality and volume.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite wanting the device just for listening to music in the kitchen and for hotel rooms when working away, sound quality is important to me and I would rather listen to silence rather than bad quality audio. ... There is more than enough volume to fill an average room.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m completely gobsmacked at how good this speaker is ! ... I have one that is filling a 9m x 7m room with sound, with plenty to spare.  ...  "
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" ...  Big sound from a small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  An incredible sound from a small speaker  ...  "
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" ...  Incredible sound quality for such a small speaker. ... I have a larger Bose speaker in my living room and I bought this one for my bedroom. ... The sound can fill the whole house.  ...  "
Price
 22
worth, value for money, worth the money, spend, speaker
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Very pleased with the item, value for money  ...  "
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" ...  This is the perfect balance between portability and quality of sound - and such good value for money!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny  ...  "
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" ...  Certainly worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  Value for money  ...  "
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" ...  worth it at £92.00!!  ...  "
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" ...  Some might say high on the price but it is definitely worth it for the quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker, bought for a really good price reduction, well worth it.  ...  "
Charging
 21
charging, usb, special edition, bose, soundlink mini
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It is small and portable, charges well and can be used cordlessly so great for listening anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  You can get many hours of listening pleasure and has lasted me three or four days without charging I guess it depends on how much you use the device.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is really good - I've had mine for weeks and I'm still on the first charge (usually play music for an hour at a time whilst training).  ...  "
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" ...  considered jbl flip 5 and charge 4 and was confused mostly coz of the price difference.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending this back so quiet deffo not like my old Bose speaker also no charging cable not happy  ...  "
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" ...  Why are people criticising about a charging cradle?  ...  "
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" ...  Bose decided not to include the charging cradle in with the Special Edition Soundlink Mini 2, which WAS included in the price for the standard edition . ... (you cant even buy a legitimate Bose charging cradle as an accessory!!! ... dropping the inclusion of the VERY HANDY charging cradle is a shameless cost saving on your part, and the reasoning I've had thus far is that 2 hours extra battery means I don't need the cradle .  ...  "
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" ...  Plays funny with certain usb chargers and charging from a macbook (possibly because of additional current from the laptops charger eunning over the aluminium case) - just us a normal usb mains adapter like your charge your phone with and it should work.  ...  "
Battery Life
 20
battery life, charge, speaker, sound quality, hours
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Many people are complaining about the removal of the cradle, and it is for the reason of damaging the battery that it’s no longer going to be made available (no rechargeable battery should every be left plugged in for the same reason).  ...  "
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" ...  Battery recharge life is lonnnggggg.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is really good - I've had mine for weeks and I'm still on the first charge (usually play music for an hour at a time whilst training).  ...  "
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" ...  Had the previous, wanted the latest edition for the extra battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely sound, compact battery good, Love it!  ...  "
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" ...  You can get many hours of listening pleasure and has lasted me three or four days without charging I guess it depends on how much you use the device.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is excellent too.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up, holds charge for a long time, good sound  ...  "
Bass
 16
sound, bose, speaker, base, device
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Overall, I have to say I’m blown away by the overall sound and bass response of the Bose SoundLink, I was originally concerned about it being a mono device but on reflection, the speakers are so close together, stereo would be pointless. ... The device packs a full rich sound spectrum with a tight and controlled bass response. ... As the SoundLink II has a rear facing bass port, as recommended by Bose it sounds noticeably richer when placed with the back of the device a few inches away from a solid wall. ... It then becomes apparent that Bose are using some clever bass reflexing / sound colouring to get such a big sound from the device. ... Whilst this works great on music, I found speech to sound too bass heavy in particular female voices that contain very little bass frequencies in them.  ...  "
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" ...  Very very strong base, sometimes overly so, which can impact sound quality. ... But if you’re after a super base-y speaker and you’re a fan of Beats style base heavy sound then it’s perfect for you.  ...  "
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" ...  Well built speaker, quite heavily tuned towards bass frequencies which is normal for Bose.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent bass, well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  a solid speaker with exceptional sound quality and deep bass which for a small mobile speaker is fab.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is amazing more than 12 hours, the sound and bass, easy to connect  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is bassy and clear - you can enhance the bass by positioning the speaker in a corner or a shelf which is a bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is far better then I expected with shocking amount of base for such a small speaker but then again it is Bose so I’d hope for this level of base and quality.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 15
speaker, connection, bluetooth speakers, sony, straightforward
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Firstly the sound quality on this unit is very good ,I have three top quality Bluetooth speakers I have the Sony xb 32 I have that Ion spectra boom, it is loud and has a few useful features with a very long lasting battery my son uses it a lot in fact he puts it in his backpack and rides about with it playing everywhere it drives me absolutely mad but the speaker itself is a very good unit and it has a couple of nights touches like the amount of battery remaining when you switch on and what it  ...  "
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" ...  Best Bluetooth speaker 🔈 worth every penny 👍🏻✌🏻  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect to Bluetooth or aux.  ...  "
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" ...  I was sceptical that Bluetooth speakers could be this good.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I particularly like the speed of Bluetooth connection as is almost instantaneous.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an ipod that is about 4-5 years old and all I need to do is select Bluetooth and I can play songs from my ipod.  ...  "
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" ...  Uses Bluetooth or cable/Jack attachment and particularly good for playing music from iPhone or iPod.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 10
first, device, connection, bluetooth, also
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Additional functions female voice once switched on informing you which Bluetooth device connected compare to previous generation.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it when I watch t.v via AUX.  ...  "
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" ...  this tiny little speaker ( aside from paring- perfectly with my iphone) has saved me a fortune .  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this because we needed another speaker which had a 3.5mm input so my daughter could use it with her non Bluetooth MP3 player.  ...  "
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" ...  also, I love the way that you can connect an MP3 player or even your television to the auxiliary input feature on the speaker, depending of course if your television has an auxiliary output.  ...  "
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" ...  My primary use is personal listening not wireless speakers around the house, for this its way the best .  ...  "
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" ...  Add voice notifications for the charging and Bluetooth pairing status (same as the QC35 headphones) and it's just about perfect.  ...  "
Design
 10
looks, sounds, non, bose, solid
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Lastly I love the Bose's design and quality build. ... Very Apple'esque.  ...  "
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" ...  It sounds really good and is far more powerful than it looks  ...  "
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" ...  Looks smart as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, the device looks beautiful, it sounds superb considering its size.  ...  "
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" ...  You pay for the quality and design.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 8
faulty, ownership, one, better, 3
+25%
-75%
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" ...  However this speaker went faulty after just over a week of ownership.  ...  "
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" ...  It is now broken. ... That lasted long didn't it.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased in December 2019 - faulty by April 2020.  ...  "
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" ...  Was encouraged by the universally glowing reviews, but after 3 months of ownership, my device is now a brick.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke after 3 months of just using it normally without damaging or anything  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
non, feels, design, build, bose
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It’s made so well it feel heavy too.  ...  "
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" ...  Lastly I love the Bose's design and quality build.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels solid and well made and not a cheap plastic product and is a good size for moving around.  ...  "
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" ...  These are metal and solid top quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid, chunky feel to this speaker, matched perfectly by excellent quality materials and design.  ...  "
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" ...  the build quality is applesque.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 7
easy, sound, speaker, setup, set
+100%
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" ...  Excellent as you would expect, version 2 connects much better than the previous one , easy to use , love it , it’s Bose , sounds great !  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely sound easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
Capacity
 6
perfect, house, sound, enough
+100%
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" ...  The sound can fill the whole house.  ...  "
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" ...  Suitable for rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for my bedroom. ... It’s great for the family BBQ gatherings in the garden.  ...  "
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" ...  Yet you can take it with you everywhere: around the house, at the park, on holiday.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for my home office.  ...  "
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" ...  good enuf for bedrooms and avg sized living rooms.  ...  "
Returns
 6
return, amazon
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Returned to Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Am returning this.  ...  "
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" ...  Really disappointed as this was a treat purchase whilst on offer and now my only real option is to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I am planning to return it.  ...  "
As Gift
 4
christmas, bought, fab
+100%
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" ...  Present for my son  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a Christmas present.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a present for my boyfriend and he was thrilled with it!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for the hubby for christmas as he wanted this one.its fab  ...  "
Cables
 4
c cable, whilst, usb c, usb, type
+100%
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" ...  Uses Bluetooth or cable/Jack attachment and particularly good for playing music from iPhone or iPod.  ...  "
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" ...  It charges via usb-C cable which comes with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending this back so quiet deffo not like my old Bose speaker also no charging cable not happy  ...  "
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" ...  This Special Edition whilst capable of being recharged on a dock (not supplied) can be charged using a USB 'TYPE C' cable.  ...  "
Ports
 4
type, come, charger, capable, c cable
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It charges via usb-C cable which comes with it.  ...  "
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" ...  It uses a USB lead so couldn’t be simpler.  ...  "
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" ...  This Special Edition whilst capable of being recharged on a dock (not supplied) can be charged using a USB 'TYPE C' cable. ... Now using a multi-port 4.5 amp USB charger and there are no issues.  ...  "
Setup
 3
setup, set
+100%
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
speaker, size, portable
+100%
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" ...  It’s become the favourite speaker in the house (and garden, and road trips).  ...  "
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" ...  But still portable and good for taking camping etc .  ...  "
Comfort
 3
heavy, bose
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Junk second hand ?  ...  "
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" ...  The rubber non slip base does not look new!  ...  "

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Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
USB:  Yes 
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