Sonos

  • Sonos announces the Sonos One, a self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker

    Sonos announces the Sonos One, a self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker

    The Sonos One is a new speaker designed from the ground-up for voice interaction via Alexa. The speaker is similar to the current home speakers Sonos sells but six internal microphones allow you to speak to the speaker without extra voice control hardware. Pre-orders are starting now for $199. Today’s new speakers will ship soon. The system uses echo-cancellation tech to hear you over… Read More

  • Sonos sends out invites for smart speaker reveal on October 4

    Sonos sends out invites for smart speaker reveal on October 4

    Sonos is almost certainly going to throw its hat in the smart speaker ring on October 4, when it’s hosting an event in NYC. We know about its forthcoming voice-enabled speaker because such a device was filed with the FCC, and the filing describes a speaker with voice control and far field microphones capable of picking up voice commands in a big room and filtering out background… Read More

  • Sonos is testing a speaker with a mic and voice control

    Sonos is testing a speaker with a mic and voice control

    It looks like Sonos is nearing the release of a speaker that has a built-in voice control assistant. According to an FCC filing found by Dave Zatz, the company is seeking to get approval from the U.S. Government to sell a speaker that sports “integrated voice control functionality with far field microphones” and “multiple voice platforms.” It’s impossible to say… Read More

  • The Sonos Playbase sits comfortably under your TV

    The Sonos Playbase sits comfortably under your TV

    While all-in-one soundbars are popular with folks who have their TVs mounted to the wall, what about the few and the brave who have their TVs standing on a table? These people have been thus far out of luck when it came to Sonos but, I’m pleased to report, their luck just changed. The Playbase (or PLAYBASE) is an all-in-one wireless speaker system designed to sit under a TV. This $699… Read More

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