Exclusive: This is Sonos Roam, available in April, priced at $169 | Instant News

You are viewing the first image of Sonos’ next speaker. The new device is priced at $169. It is called Sonos Roam and is much smaller than Sonos Move, which is the company’s first foray into portable speakers. This product is very similar to popular, portable Bluetooth speakers (such as UE Boom).

According to sources with direct knowledge of the roaming, it measures 6.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches and weighs about one pound. It will come with a USB charging cable, and the wireless charging stand will be sold separately for $49. Like many other speakers from the company, Sonos Roam will be available in black or white.

edge Sonos has been contacted for comment.New speakers first Appears in Federal Communications Commission documents.Since then, Sonos has confirmed this New products will be released on March 9. The current plan calls for roaming to be shipped on April 20, one month later.

Like the Move speaker, Sonos Roam will be able to play audio on the go via Wi-Fi (when at home on a regular Sonos system) and Bluetooth. On Wi-Fi, Roam functions like any of the latest Sonos speakers and can run on the company’s S2 platform. Built-in microphone that can be used for hands-free voice commands of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and also supports AirPlay 2. In Wi-Fi mode, two roaming can be paired in stereo.

When fully charged, the battery life is expected to be about 10 hours, and Roam is fully waterproof, which will help it compete with equally sturdy competitors.

With Roam, Sonos will expand its lineup of multi-room speakers so that it is not limited to homes. The heavy weight of Move makes it impossible to take it anywhere in the backyard or porch on a short trip, but Roam will play the role of a true travel spokesperson.

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