Bose Wave Radio/CD Quick Guide
This is a quick guide for blind owners of the Bose Wave Radio/CD.
At this time, this guide only covers use of the radio by way
of its provided remote control. Information on using the radio
by way of its built-in keypad will be covered in a revision
to this guide. There are two functions of this radio which
are not currently covered: setting channel presets and setting
and using the radio's alarm clock features. Setting channel
presets should be possible for a blind person. If you discover
the correct steps to accomplish this task, please let me know
so they may be included in this guide. The alarm clock functions
are quite likely inaccessible for a blind person; please let
me know if I am mistaken on this point and provide the necessary
This quick guide has been written by Darrell Shandrow. Please
feel free to contact me with any corrections, concerns or
questions using the following contact information:
Remote Control Description and Orientation
The remote control is credit card sized and contains six
rows and three columns for a total of 18 buttons. As it is
oriented for normal use, horizontally and with the buttons
facing up, the front of the remote is also the thickest area.
If you feel the bottom of the remote, you will notice a slight
slope upward toward the front. The small infrared transmitting
device is also observed in the very front of the remote as
a small LED.
Remote Control Button Layout
The description below explains the layout of the keys on
the remote from the front to the back. Row number one is nearest
the front of the device while row number six is nearest the
Row 1, key 1
This toggles he radio on or off.
Row 1, key 2.
This key is currently unknown.
Row 1, key 3.
This turns the radio's volume up. Be careful as the volume
on this small rig can get very loud while still providing
Row 2, key 1.
Start CD player.
This is the start button for the radio's CD player. Simply
press it once to start at the beginning of the currently inserted
CD. Press it a second time to pause the CD, and press it a
third time to resume playing the CD where it previously left
Row 2, key 2.
This stops playing the CD.
Row 2, key 3.
Press this key to turn down the radio's volume. Either press
it repeatedly or hold it down to decrease volume.
Row 3, key 1.
Listen to FM.
Press this key to begin listening to the FM broadcast band.
The last station selected will immediately begin playing.
Row 3, key 2.
Listen to AM.
Press this key to begin listening to the AM broadcast band.
Row 3, key 3.
Select alternative audio input.
This allows you to listen to something other than the Wave
Radio itself, while taking advantage of the improved sound
of the radio.
Row 4, key 1.
Back or previous.
Move down the radio dial or listen to the previous track on
Row 4, key 2.
Forward or next.
Move up the radio dial or listen to the next track on the
Row 4, key 3.
Appears to mute the radio's audio.
Rows 5 and 6.
Select among six preset channels.
Playing A CD
The CD compartment is not like that found on most computers
or CD players. There is no tray. Instead, the CD compartment
is directly below the top of the radio where the buttons are
located. The buttons are, in fact, on top of the lid to the
compartment. In the very front of the radio, immediately below
the large snooze button, simply lift. The lid opens, allowing
you to place a CD into the compartment or remove one that
is currently found there. Though you could feel around inside
this compartment, I don't recommend it. It is uncertain what
doing so would do to the laser reader and other components
found in that compartment. Simply insert the CD and close
the lid. Press the next key (row 4 key 2) to move to the next
song, or press the previous key (row 4, key 1) to play the
previous song. When you're done listening to the CD, simply
press the CD stop key (row 2, key 2). Once you have pressed
the stop key, you may open the lid if you wish to change CD's.
Once the lid has been closed, press the key to begin playing
the CD (row 2, key 1).
Listening To The Radio
Press either the first or second key on the third row to listen
to either the FM or the AM broadcast band. Press either the
first or second key on the fourth row to move down or up the
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