Bose Soundlink II - Charging issue - incompatibility with other micro USB cables
Ordered a new Soundlink II in October and it worked fine for a month or so and then I noticed that it wouldn't charge. I tried 4 different micro usb cables, reset the device, went through all troubleshooting steps I could find to no avail. So last month I called and RMA'd the defective speaker.
Today I received the replacement. Instead of replacing it with my original dark blue speaker, I was sent a black speaker.....very annoying. What's even more annoying is that when I plugged it in to charge it in my charging station, it wouldn't charge. Again, I tried several micro USB cables that I use to charge other devices I have and again nothing. On a hunch, I pulled the cable that came with the speaker and voila - it charges fine. Is the micro USB cable that ships with the speaker proprietary of some kind? I see nothing in the documentation that indicates I have to use the cable that ships witth the speaker and even when I look online, I see several posts where Bose representatives suggest trying another cable when there is an issue charging the speaker. What gives? I'm a LONG time Bose user and I've always been so impressed with their products and service. But now they can't even ship me the proper speaker and the one I do get seems to have proprietary power requirements..