Sonos Launches Ultra-Portable Smart Speaker – Sonos Roam

Sonos today introduced Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker built to deliver great sound at home and on any adventure.

The Sonos Roam is able to fully connect to your Sonos system on WiFi at home and automatically switching to Bluetooth when you’re on the go. Designed to  Effortless set-up and control and new smart features make it easier than ever to enjoy music and more from anywhere.

Weighing less than a pound, Roam is built to be with you everywhere – your home, the park, and wherever you go. Its compact size will fit into any bag or the 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.

“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.”

A simultaneous connection to both WiFi and Bluetooth makes streaming wherever you are seamless. 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.

The Sonos Roam is available in shadow black or lunar white.

With an all-new feature called Sound Swap, you can hold the play/pause button on the speaker to switch the music to the nearest speaker on 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 Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2, or directly from your favourite music service app.

Automatic Trueplay is now available when streaming via Bluetooth as well as WiFi, and means Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment.

Available in shadow black or lunar white, the 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 able to last 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 with the USB-C cable included in the box.

From now till 28 March, customers can pre-order Roam exclusively at Lazada, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia with the largest logistics and payments networks in the region. Roam will be available on 21 April for $299 at the stores.