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Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos introduced a much newly designed remote control – the Sonos Controller 200 (CR200). It fits nicely in one hand; featuring a 3.5-inch capacitive VGA touch-screen and a super easy to type on keyboard. The CR200 is easy to use; it turns on instantly, fast and reliably dedicated to your ultimate music experience. It can be used anywhere in your home all for a price of $349 ($50 less than its non-touchscreen predecessor, the CR100, went for), which includes the charging cradle.

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Yamaha MusicCAST2 wireless audio system sets sights on Sonos

Yamaha MusicCAST2 wireless audio system sets sights on Sonos

Yamaha have announced a new version of their home audio streaming system, the MusicCAST2.  Set to take on Sonos in the high-end audiophile market, MusicCAST2 currently consists of a touchscreen LCD controller, the MCX-RC100 Network Music Commander, and two types of Network Music Players, the MCX-A300, which has an integrated amplifier, or the MCX-P200, which is non-amplified for integration with an existing AV setup.

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Sonos Controller app for iPhone & iPod touch, plus Pandora & Last.fm with 2.7 update

Sonos Controller app for iPhone & iPod touch, plus Pandora & Last.fm with 2.7 update

Sonos have released their first official app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which adds controller functionality to the touchscreen devices and allows them to manage the company's networked audio players.  The software, which is a free download through the AppStore, brings not only the full functionality from the official Sonos controller but adds touch-control and text-driven media searching. 

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Sonos ZP120 & ZP90 with MIMO for double range plus free music downloads

Sonos ZP120 & ZP90 with MIMO for double range plus free music downloads

Sonos have announced upgrades to its wireless music streaming range, including two new ZonePlayers - the ZP90 and ZP120 - and new software, both firmware for the ZonePlayers themselves (introducing support for SonosNet 2.0) and version 2.6 of their computer app.  Perhaps most interesting of all, both new and existing users upgrading to v2.6 will receive $200-worth of music from various download services.

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Sonos ZoneBridge 100

Sonos ZoneBridge 100

So what does this thing do? Who is Sonos? Sonos is the company that enables you to literally spread your music and other web-based audio streams around your house like its your manifest destiny.

The ZoneBridge 100 does one of two things, lets start by saying that without this device, you have to dedicate on of the ZonePlayers to wherever your router or internet connection is, with this device you no longer have to do that, it can take the place of the one device with an internet connection allowing the rest of the system to be wireless. Or, if you’d prefer, and you have a hugemongous house, you can use it as a simple range extender for your Sonos system.

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Sonos’ Home Audio Just Got A Sirius Boost

Sonos’ Home Audio Just Got A Sirius Boost

LinuxDevices is reporting, Sonos, known for their easy set-up home audio equipment and wireless streaming of all sorts of audio, has recently made the choice to add Sirius to their list of services they offer.

We did a review of some of their older equipment a while back, you can find that here. Since then they have added a pair of speakers to their lineup and that’s pretty much it. The big news comes in the form of this being one of the first Linux-powered devices to be granted the right to play Sirius.

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‘Magic Box’ media center concept looks like Sonos grown up

‘Magic Box’ media center concept looks like Sonos grown up

Looking quite a lot like an overgrown Sonos unit, and with a strikingly similar remote control design to boot, the ECS 'Magic Box' contains a full Vista Media Center PC rather than any sort of genie.  Shown at Computex Taipei 2007, where it won third place at the Intel Core Processor Challenge, it unsurprisingly runs an Intel Conroe CPU with a maximum 2GB RAM.  Next to the top-mounted optical drive a docking bay keeps the remote - which is a wireless Windows Sideshow unit - charged and ready.

 

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