Sonos Roam is the cheapest Sonos to date

Posted on Wednesday, March 10 2021 @ 8:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A couple of months ago I took a look at the Sonos Move, the first portable speaker in the Sonos portfolio. The Move has an integrated battery and can be used everywhere in and around your house -- but the device isn't truly portable enough to take it with you on trips. Today, Sonos introduces the company' first ultraportable speaker; the Roam.

Roam is basically a Bluetooth speaker that taps into the Sonos ecosystem -- you can use it outdoor via Bluetooth and inside your home it connects to the rest of your Sonos equipment via WiFi. Sonos' new ultraportable speaker weighs 450g and promises 10 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge. It has Trueplay tuning, which means Roam adapts to its surroundings to balance its sound output.

The voice-controlled device has a rugged design, it's drop resistant and has IP67 rating. This means it's dust and waterproof. According to the manufacturer, the Roam is waterproof up to three feet for 30 minutes.

Charging is done via an included USB Type-C cable but Sonos also sells a wireless Qi charging dock. Besides WiFi and Bluetooth, Roam also supports the Apple AirPlay 2 protocol.
When positioned vertically, Roam has a minimal footprint, and the rounded triangular shape can tuck neatly into a corner anywhere space is at a premium.

Lay it horizontally for stability on uneven ground and Roam subtly directs the sound upward in the direction of your ears for a better listening experience. -- Sonos
Roam is the cheapest option in Sonos' product portfolio to date. With a price tag of 179EUR ($169), it's cheaper than the Sonos One SL. The company will start shipping the device on April 20th. You can get it in Lunar White and Shadow Black color options.

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