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Sonos Play:3 nightstand speaker crosses FCC

Sonos Play:3 nightstand speaker crosses FCC

If you are a fan of digital music and you prefer to stream that music from one central source out to all the rooms in your home you are likely familiar with Sonos. The company has a full line of streaming music gear that will get you r tunes just about anywhere you want in your house. A new Sonos speaker has surfaced thanks to our palls at the FCC as it crosses the test bench to get the approvals it needs to hit stores near you.

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Sonos Controller for Android released; Sonos v3.4 adds AirPlay

Sonos Controller for Android released; Sonos v3.4 adds AirPlay

Sonos has released its Sonos Controller for Android app, allowing users of Android 2.1 or higher smartphones or tablets to remotely control their multi-room audio systems without paying for a separate remote. Meanwhile, the company has also added Apple AirPlay support in Sonos firmware v3.4, allowing an AirPort Express to be plugged into a Sonos device's aux-in input and stream from it around the home.

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Sonos Controller for Android due March with voice control [Video]

Sonos Controller for Android due March with voice control [Video]

Sonos has announced its latest controller app, this time headed to Android smartphones. The Sonos Controller for Android will hit the Market in late March and, like the company's existing iOS apps, be a free download. New on the Android version, however, is music voice search, which will allow users to search for tracks, artists and albums using spoken requests.

Voice control also works for searching for new streaming radio stations, and the Android app has the same multi-room volume and track control as its predecessors. It requires a device running Android 2.1 or later, with a screen size of HVGA 320 x 480, WVGA 480 x 800 or WVGA 480 x 854; that basically means most recent phones.

Video demo after the cut

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Sonos considering in-car and headphone systems

Sonos considering in-car and headphone systems

Sonos is considering expanding its streaming audio system to offer products for in-car and headphone use, as part of an eventual push to cover more of the places that users listen to music. Sonos co-founder and VP of sales and marketing Tom Cullen told GigaOM that the company's roadmap was guided by the principle that "people listen to music in other places." However, the exec wouldn't pin a release date on an Android controller app.

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Raumfeld Multi-Room Audio System Review

Raumfeld Multi-Room Audio System Review

Just as CDs have quickly been overtaken by digital downloads, so the number of people wanting to get their music off the computer and through speakers in their living room, kitchen and bedroom has increased. Wading into that market is Raumfeld, promising "Hi-Fi for the digital age" with their eponymous modular system. Still, you can't get far in multi-room audio without tripping over Sonos, so the question is whether the little-known German start-up can compete. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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