Home audio disrupter Sonos has started unveiled their 2019 Fall lineup.
Though there have been leaks for weeks now in regard to the inevitable portable speaker from Sonos, we now finally have the product revealed.
The Sonos Move is the first completely wireless speaker by Sonos. However it isn’t the kind of wireless speaker you might be thinking of.
Sonos Move has both Bluetooth and WiFi, so that the experience is consistent with the rest of the Sonos lineup.
It also has microphones so that you can use it with Google Assistant or Alexa, though this feature is only available when connected to WiFi, probably for battery related reasons.
Speaking of the battery, it boasts a 10 hour battery life, with the option of a USB-C charging port, or you can place it in its docking station that has pogo connectors to charge it.
The design has a handle grip built in, rather than a strap or something that you may use to take it with you.
The Sonos Move also has automatic Trueplay, which uses the built in microphones to determine the space it’s in, and configure its sound accordingly.
It’s quite a large device, at over 6 lbs in weight, and about twice the size of a Sonos One. While it is weather resistant, it don’t imagine this is the sort of device you’ll bring to the beach.
I see this as more of a device that you’ll keep in your house most of the time even as a primary speaker, but you can easily move it outside to your backyard or patio without having to unplug anything.
The Sonos Move is available for pre-order, and will be available for purchase September 24th for $399.
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SONOS ONE SL
The second device that Sonos has added to their lineup is the microphone free Sonos One SL.
It is exactly a Sonos One but without the microphones for a bit less money. It still has AirPlay 2, and can be controlled from the Sonos app, but will not have any Google Assistant or Alexa controls.
Lastly, we have the Sonos Port. This is basically the successor to the Sonos connect, which allows you to add Sonos connectivity to your existing home HiFi setup.
You can even stream vinyl, CDs, or stored audio files to other Sonos speakers in your home, rather than being contained to the single room in which the audio setup lives.