Sonos has announced the Sonos Roam, a battery-powered smart speaker that tunes itself to its environment for a more balanced listening experience.
Auto Trueplay, the self-tuning tech developed by Sonos, uses the Roam’s internal microphones to measure acoustic reflections, obstructions and its position in a room. It then uses that information to tune itself and sound its best.
Roam is also the brand’s smallest smart speaker to date, equipping a mid-woofer and tweeter, as well as a pair of class-H amplifiers onboard. While the onboard battery is said to be good for 10 hours per charge, the Sonos Roam doesn’t necessarily have to leave your home.
The Roam’s Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities mean they can pair with other speakers by the brand to create a multi-room setup.
There’s also Sound Swap, which lets you transfer what’s playing to the closest Sonos device in your system by holding play for three seconds. The way this gets communicated between devices is with high-frequency tones, which most people and animals shouldn’t be able to hear.
The Sonos Roam is expected to hit shelves on 20 April with a price tag of $169. Pre-orders for the smart speaker are currently underway.
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