Sonos has revealed the Move, its first battery-powered speaker that can be used both indoors and out, as well as while on the go; as well as the upcoming Sonos SL and Port.
The durable speaker can operate as part of the Sonos system on WiFi with the added range of Bluetooth. Like other Sonos speakers, it supports more than 100 streaming services, multiple voice assistants including both Alexa and Google Assistant, AirPlay2, and more.
As one of three new products Sonos will be launching this Fall, including the Sonos Port and Sonos One SL, the Move includes Sonos' Trueplay tuning technology with automatic Trueplay, which allows the speaker to tune itself to balance the sound for the environment.
Featuring a sleek oval shadow-black design, Move comes housed in a tough, durable exterior that can withstand falls, bumps, rain and moisture, dust and dirt, UV, and extreme temperatures, and features a rating of IP56.
The battery can run for up to 10 hours of continuous play time on a single charge. At home, Move easily slides on and off the included indoor charging base so it's always ready for listening. Suspend mode, enabled automatically when not in use or by tapping the power button, reserves the battery for up to five days.
Using the built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, you can play music, check the news, control smart home devices, ask questions, and more completely hands free when on WiFi. Audio from streaming services, including music, audiobooks, and podcasts, can be controlled by voice, the Sonos app, AirPlay 2, or directly from the respective music service apps.
"Since the very beginning, Sonos has been giving listeners unparalleled freedom of choice," says Patrick Spence, CEO, Sonos. "Our platform gives you the freedom to play any song you want, any way you want. Move takes freedom of choice to the next level. For the first time, you can take Sonos anywhere. Move marks the beginning of a new era for Sonos-one where brilliant sound not only fills your home, but extends to every part of your day."
The Sonos Move will be available globally starting September 24, and will sell in Canada for $499.
Meanwhile, the Sonos One SL delivers rich, room-filling sound like Sonos One, without built-in microphones. A smart speaker without integrated voice assistants, One SL is a full member of the Sonos sound system to listen to more than 100 streaming services controlled with the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay2, music service apps and more. One SL replaces Play:1 and is available globally starting September 12 for $229. It comes in black or white, features two Class-D amplifiers and Trueplay tuning technology, and can be paired with Sonos One or another One SL in the same room for stereo separation and more detailed sound; or use a pair as rear home theatre surrounds with Playbar, Playbase, or Beam.
Finally, the Sonos Port, set for availability in January 2020 for $499, but with limited quantities starting September 12, 2019, brings Sonos streaming to a stereo or receiver. The successor to the original Connect, Port delivers richer sound and extends Sonos' sound platform to traditional home audio equipment.
Designed with the professional installer community in mind, Port features a versatile design and matte black finish to seamlessly fit on a shelf or stacked in an AV rack. Optimized for sound and ease of use, it includes an updated digital-to-analog converter and 12V trigger, which automatically turns on an amplifier when signaled from the Sonos app. Easily control content using AirPlay 2, voice control with Alexa or Google Assistant when wirelessly connected with smart devices, and seamlessly integrate with the smart home.
Stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, and Internet radio on amplified audio equipment. And with a line-in option, easily stream vinyl, CDs, and stored audio files to other Sonos speakers to enjoy listening in more rooms.