A company called tribit is now selling a very similarly designed version of the Soundlink Micro.
If I can mention its name it is the Tribit Stormbox Micro.
It copied almost all aspect of the Soundlink Micro's features.
The placement of the buttons, its form factor and its strap.
The only missing feature on it is the BLE.
But other than that everything was copied.
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No, technically they are not counterfeit per se nor they are fake replicas as they didnt use Bose branding or model name.
But they copied almost every aspect of the Bose SL Micro.
First and foremost is the Strap, the form factor and the rest of the design.
Maybe its time for guys at Bose to make an upgrade for the Bose SL Micro, like USB C charging port, longer battery, BT V5.
They did an upgrade for the SL Mini (I have the SL Mini Special Edition) so its about time to do the same for the SL Micro.