Sonos Roam Gallery

Sonos Roam Gallery

Sonos is adding a second portable speaker to its line-up, and the Sonos Roam looks a lot more like the rest of the Bluetooth speaker market. Around a sixth of the size and weight of the Sonos Move, Roam is designed to integrate with the Sonos speakers on your WiFi network when you’re at home, and then switch automatically to Bluetooth when you leave. Then, you can pair it with any Bluetooth source, such as a phone, laptop, or tablet.

It’s IP67 water and dust resistant, while the triangular cross-section means it can either stand up on its end-cap or rest on its side. There’s up to 10 hours of battery life from a charge, which can be done either via USB-C on with a Qi wireless charger. Sonos has a special wireless charging pad that magnetically attaches to the bottom.

Auto Trueplay works in both WiFi and Bluetooth modes, adjusting the EQ of the speaker automatically depending on the conditions it’s placed in. When you get home, meanwhile, holding down the play button will switch playback to the Sonos speaker that’s nearest. It’s released on April 20, priced at $169 for Roam and $49 for the Roam Charger.


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