Sonos today unveiled the Sonos Roam, which is the company’s most ultra-portable smart speaker that seems to be the most versatile, and made for adventures and travel. The speakers are capable of connecting to both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with automatic switching capabilities.
- Two Class-H Amplifiers
- One Custom Racetrack Mid-Woofer
- One Tweeter
- High-Efficiency Motor
- Adjustable EQ
- Far-field Microphone Array
- Automatic Trueplay Tuning Technology
- Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa/Apple AirPlay 2
- IP67 Rating
- 430g Weight
- Bluetooth 5.0 / Wi-Fi 5
The Sonos Roam features simultaneous connectivity with both WiFi and Bluetooth, as mentioned above. When you’re listening at home, Roam connects to your system and streams on WiFi, and when you leave, it intuitively switches to Bluetooth and automatically re-pairs with your mobile device.
With an all-new feature called Sound Swap, you can hold the play/pause button on the speaker to switch the music to the nearest speaker on your system, making it easy to move music from room to room. Seamless connectivity also unlocks Bluetooth streaming for your entire system, with the Sonos app allowing you to group any of your Sonos speakers to Roam when streaming with Bluetooth.
Sonos Roam works with more than 100 streaming services with the Sonos S2 app, including Sonos Radio, and is easily controlled with the Sonos app, your voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2, or directly from your favorite music service app. Like all Sonos products, Roam was tuned by industry leaders across music and ﬁlm to ensure the speaker reproduces content exactly how the creator intended. A carefully designed acoustic architecture delivers rich, detailed sound with the clarity, depth, and fullness you’d expect from a larger speaker. Automatic Trueplay is now available when streaming via Bluetooth as well as WiFi, and that means Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment.
The Sonos Roam will come in two colours – Lunar White and Shadow Black. The Roam’s tactile triangular shape and soft proﬁle is comfortable to pick up and it serves a functional purpose for the overall structural integrity of the speaker. The Sonos Roam is dust proof and fully waterproof with an IP67 rating, and features silicone end caps and physical buttons to protect against drops or bumps.
In terms of battery life, the Sonos Roam can offer battery life up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. On Standby/Sleep mode, it can last up to 10 days of battery life when not in use. To recharge, Roam can be charged with Sonos’ custom magnetic wireless charger (sold separately), or with any Qi wireless charger. Primarily, it can also be charged with the USB Type-C port with the USB-C cable included.
The Sonos Roam can be placed vertically for a smaller footprint, or horizontally to provide added stability on uneven surfaces outdoors. Even the packaging leaves a light footprint, with a structure that is made of 100% sustainably-sourced paper, minimizes the use of inks, and includes no single-use plastics.
Pricing And Availability
The Sonos Roam will be available starting the 21st of April in Malaysia, and it will be available in Lunar White and Shadow Black. The Sonos Roam will retail at RM1,099, while the Qi Wireless Charging Base specifically for the Sonos Roam will be priced at RM239.