2019 Amazon Alexa Google Assistant IFA IFA 2019 News Sonos

Sonos Move is the company’s first portable Bluetooth speaker

After a number of leaks, Sonos has officially taken the wraps off their latest product, the Sonos Move.

Sonos Move

“Since the very beginning, Sonos has been giving listeners unparalleled freedom of choice. Our platform gives you the freedom to play any song you want, any way you want,” said Patrick Spence, CEO, Sonos. “Move takes freedom of choice to the next level. For the first time, you can take Sonos anywhere. Move marks the beginning of a new era for Sonos—one where brilliant sound not only fills your home, but extends to every part of your day.”

As the name implies, Sonos Move is a portable speaker that comes with can easily adapt to its surrounding environment, thanks to the company’s automatic Trueplay feature.

The built-in battery offers continuous music playback up to ten hours on a single charge. When you’re at home, you can dock the Sonos Move on the included charging base. It also charges over USB-C when not using the charging base.

The top of the Sonos Move has capacitive touch controls for volume up/down, next/previous, play/pause and mic status.

Just like the Sonos One, the Move has voice assistant support built-in, so you can talk to the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

The Sonos Move also comes with AirPlay 2 support and has IP56 water and dust resistant rating.  There are multiple audio streaming services that support Sonos and the Move stream content over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

The Sonos Move is available for pre-order now for $499 CAD ($399 USD) and will start shipping on September 24th.

It’ll be available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Austria, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland and the UK.

Sonos One SL

Sonos One SL

In addition to the Sonos Move, the company also announced the Sonos One SL.

The Sonos One SL looks like the original speaker but without any built-in speakers. Think of the One SL as a replacement for the company’s Play:1 speaker.

Sonos One SL

The One SL still supports Apple AirPlay 2 and more than 100 streaming services. It comes in black and white colour options and has two Class-D amps and have Sonos Trueplay technology.

The speaker can be paired with another Sonos One or One SL for stereo sound. Or you can use the One SL as a surround sound speaker setup for your Beam, Playbase or Playbar.

The Sonos One SL will be available on September 12th for $229 CAD ($179 USD).

Sonos Port

The Sonos Port is the final product that the company announced today. It’s the successor to their Connect. The Port allows you to bring Sonos to your existing stereo or receiver.

The device has a matte black finish, digital-to-analog converter and 12V trigger. There’s also AirPlay 2 support and you can control it using your voice assistant-enabled Sonos speaker or other smart speakers.

The Port will be available in limited quantities on September 12th for $499 CAD ($399 USD) but it’ll have a bigger global launch in January 2020.

Source: Sonos

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

One reply on “Sonos Move is the company’s first portable Bluetooth speaker”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s