Sonos Officially Unveils New 'Sonos Roam' Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker [Video]

Sonos Officially Unveils New 'Sonos Roam' Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker [Video]

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Sonos has officially unveiled the 'Sonos Roam', a new ultra-portable smart speaker that works with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Fully connected to your Sonos system on WiFi at home and automatically switching to Bluetooth when you’re on the go, Roam’s powerful, adaptable sound defies expectations for a speaker of its size. Effortless set-up and control and new smart features make it easier than ever to enjoy music and more anywhere. Weighing less than a pound, Roam’s elegant yet durable design is perfect for your home, the garden, and wherever you go.

“We built Roam to give customers a way to bring the Sonos experience with them wherever they go,” said Patrick Spence, Sonos CEO. “It’s not only our smartest and most versatile speaker, it’s also our most affordable. Roam provides the opportunity for millions of new customers to get started with Sonos, and is the right product at the right time as we begin to gather again with friends and family.”

Sonos Officially Unveils New 'Sonos Roam' Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker [Video]

Connectivity
When you’re listening at home, Roam connects to your system and streams on WiFi, and when you leave it intuitively switches to Bluetooth and automatically re-pairs with your mobile device. With an all-new feature called Sound Swap, you can press and hold the play/pause button on the speaker to switch the music to the nearest speaker in your system, making it easy to move music from room-to-room. Seamless connectivity also unlocks Bluetooth streaming for your entire system, with the Sonos app allowing you to group any of your Sonos speakers to Roam when streaming with Bluetooth. Roam works with more than 100 streaming services, including Sonos Radio, and is easily controlled with the Sonos app, your voice with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2, or directly from your favourite music service app.

Sonos Officially Unveils New 'Sonos Roam' Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker [Video]

Sound
Roam was created to deliver an incredible sound experience no matter where you are. Like all Sonos products, Roam was tuned by industry leaders across the music and film sectors to ensure the speaker reproduces content exactly how the creator intended. A carefully designed acoustic architecture delivers rich, detailed sound with the clarity, depth, and fullness you’d expect from a larger speaker. Automatic Trueplay is now available when streaming via Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi, and means Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment.

“For a small, portable speaker, Roam sounds big and genuine. It doesn’t sound forced or artificial and that’s a testament to its technical design. It’s unique in its class because it actually performs like a finely tuned speaker as opposed to a megaphone,” said Emily Lazar, Grammy award-winning mastering engineer and member of the Sonos sound board.

Sonos Officially Unveils New 'Sonos Roam' Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker [Video]

Design
Available in shadow black or lunar white, Roam’s tactile triangular shape and soft profile is comfortable to pick up and looks great inside the home. Combining elegance and durability, Roam is dustproof and fully waterproof with a rigorously-tested IP67 rating, and features silicone end caps and physical buttons to protect against drops or bumps. Roam is ready for any adventure with up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge and up to 10 days of battery life when not in use. To recharge, Roam connects to a custom magnetic wireless charger from Sonos sold separately, any Qi wireless charger, or the USB-C cable included in the box.

Roam’s compact size will fit into any bag or the in smallest corner of your living space. Listeners can place Roam vertically for a smaller footprint or horizontally to provide added stability on uneven surfaces outdoors. Even the packaging leaves a light footprint, made of 100% sustainably-sourced paper with a new design that minimizes the use of inks and includes no single-use plastics.

Sonos Officially Unveils New 'Sonos Roam' Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker [Video]

Pricing and Availability:
Roam is available to pre-order now for $169 with availability starting April 20th.

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