Sonos recently unveiled the “Roam”, a small and smart Bluetooth speaker delivering big sound and unique features to help them stand out from the crowd.
The Sonos Roam measures just 168 x 62 x 60mm, but delivery an incredible sound with its racetrack woofer and tweeter plus automatic TruePlay tuning.
TruePlay is Sonos’ technology allowing the speaker to change its frequency response depending on its environment, in that way making notable improvements to sound quality. The speaker can also be positioned vertically or horizontally.
The Sonos uses a far-field microphone array to be the most unique speaker that supports both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Roam can operate via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Wi-Fi gives better performance by accessing more features and sound quality, however, one of the new features is that the Roam can stream hand-off sound to all your other Sonos speakers even when you’re connected via Bluetooth.
The speaker switches automatically between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth depending on whether your home network is in range. When you leave Wi-Fi coverage, the speaker will automatically connect to your phone via Bluetooth.
Regarding the battery life, the Roam can last 10 hours of continuous playback and up to 10 days in sleep mode. It charges via USB-C or Qi wireless charging.
The ability to connect via Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth, definitely makes it stand above other typical portable Bluetooth speakers, as does the Google Assistant integration.
The Sonos Roam is priced at $169 and will be available from April 20.