Sonos

  • Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App

    Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App

    One pet peeve I had with the Sonos system was the quality of the UI on high-res screens. While it is, after all, just a remote control, the app was Sonos’ outward-facing experience and needed to be flawless. Now it is. The company just updated its iPad app to support Retina screens (no similar update for Retina MacBooks, sadly) and you can also change the Sonos volume by clicking the… Read More

  • Hands On With The Sonos Sub

    Hands On With The Sonos Sub

    The Sonos Sub, not to be confused with the Five-Dollar Footlong, is a subwoofer that works wirelessly with the Sonos family of devices and adds considerable bass to any Sonos CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:5, or PLAY:3 device. It is a substantial device with two force-canceling speakers that outputs down to 25 Hz. At $699 this isn’t your run-of-the-mill audio purchase. However, the difference in… Read More

  • Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

    Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

    Sonos, the developers of a sexy, high-end wireless home audio system, has raised $135 million in funding led by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Previous investors Redpoint Ventures and Elevation Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the company’s total funding to just under $200 million. As part of the round, KKR’s David Kerko, Elevation Managing Director… Read More

  • Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)

    Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)

    Sonos has just gotten really deep (get it?) with their new Sonos Sub, a wireless subwoofer that connects to any Sonos system and adds just a bit more oomph to the musical proceedings. The sub costs $699 and offers (according to the press release) “thick layers of bottomless sound that let you hear and feel the weight of every chord, kick, splash and roll.” Read More

  • Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos has just announced an update to their Sonos Controller software, specifically for Mac and PC. The app, which runs on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android, now comes in 12 different languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish. And that’s only the beginning. The Mac and PC… Read More

  • Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data

    Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data

    Sonos this morning sent out an email to users advising them to immediately update their wireless music system software with a security “enhancement” in order to plug a hole that “in rare cases” could have been exploited by malicious people to gain access to sensitive, personal customer data. In the message, which was also posted on its forum, Sonos says it is not aware… Read More

  • Sonos Update Adds Social, New Android Tablet Version

    Sonos Update Adds Social, New Android Tablet Version

    An update to the Sonos firmware and controller now allows Android users to manage their devices on a Honeycomb tablet in a native slate format, eschewing the original portrait-only Android phone app. The new version supports the Kindle Fire as well. Users can also now Tweet the titles of music they’re listening to right from the app. Read More

  • Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Robbie Bach, 22 year veteran of Microsoft and most recently the company’s Xbox division, has moved to Sonos. Sonos head John MacFarlane pulled Bach out of semi-retirement in order to help with their retail presence. Sonos makes audio sharing devices for the home, creating seamless soundscapes in multiple rooms using hardware that, for the most part, surpasses a standard set of… Read More

  • Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player

    Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player

    If you’re looking for a high-class all-in-one streaming music system, Sonos has you covered. The company today announced the Play:3, a Sonos music player that gives the user access to Sonos’ complete library of streaming music services. Users can control the Play:3 through their Sonos Controller app, available for Android, iPhone and iPad, and the whole thing just costs $299. Read More

  • Spotify Now On Sonos

    Spotify Now On Sonos

    Not to flog a spotted horse, Spotify is now available on your Sonos devices. To add the service to your devices follow these instructions. Read More

  • Video: Check Out BlaBlabLabs' 3D Body Scanner/Printer At TC Disrupt

    BlablabLab and 3D Systems (along with some help from Sonos) set up an amazing exhibit at Techcrunch Disrupt. Essentially, it’s a 3D scanner/printer that grabs a 3D copy of your body and then prints it out into a 3-inch high figurine. It is, in short, magical. Read More