Fans of the Sonos Move who were hoping for a smaller version are now getting their wish. The new Sonos Roam portable speaker features a compact 6.6 x 2.3 x 2.4" and lightweight 0.9 lb design, so you can take your music, podcasts, and other audio virtually anywhere with ease. It’s available in black or white and has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours per charge, plus its IP67 rating makes it waterproof (in up to 3' of water for 30 minutes) and dustproof, so you can bring it to the beach, pool, barbecue, or wherever you want. It’s also drop resistant, so it will survive some wear and tear.
Like the Sonos Move, the Sonos Roam has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built in. When it’s connected to your home network, the Roam can stream your favorite Internet radio stations and services and can be controlled by your Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa device, or by Siri when connected via AirPlay 2; likewise, it will control your compatible smart home devices via those same voice assistants, thanks to its built-in microphone. Additionally, the Sound Swap feature moves playback to the nearest Sonos speaker when you press and hold the Play/Pause button on the Roam. When connected over Bluetooth, you can stream any audio you like from your phone, tablet, or other source device.
Trueplay technology is designed to optimize the speaker’s output constantly, to deliver enhanced quality for whatever environment in which you use the speaker. The Roam charges via its USB Type-C port or can be charged wirelessly by any Qi charger or with the optional custom wireless charger, which is also available in either black or white. When charging on the Roam Wireless Charger, you can place the Roam either horizontally or vertically to accommodate your space. If you’re taking the Roam on the road and don’t want to carry the wireless charger with you, the Sonos 10W USB Power Adapter (black/white) and Sonos Roam USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable (black/white) provide additional charging options.
Are you looking to replace your Sonos Move with the Roam, or supplement your outdoor audio with it? Is there a specific feature that piques your interest? Let us know in the Comments section, below!