Sonos have put up a preliminary product page for their new Sonos Controller 200 (CR200), and with it confirmed the device’s specifications. Of most interest is the fact that the 3.5-inch VGA resolution touchscreen is capacitive, shortly followed by the bulk and weight drop over the original CR100: the new remote measures 2.9 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches and weighs 6oz.
The casing is now aluminum rather than plastic, and there’s no more scroll-wheel; in fact, hardware controls are minimal, and limited to a home button, mute and volume controls underneath the display. It looks as though much of the UI from the iPod touch/iPhone app has basically been ported over to standalone hardware.
Right now the product page appears to be pretty temperamental, often timing out, so along with the absence of an official press release it looks like Sonos aren’t quite ready to go public with the CR200. It’s listed at $349, though that drops 17-percent (to $290) if you buy it as part of the Sonos Bundle 250; however the “Add to Cart” button also does not work.