Only a few days left before Sonos officially launches their new product but there have been leaks that it’s going to be the Sonos Roam.
— The Verge (@verge) March 4, 2021
We’ll briefly take a look at its current leaked specs and its potential to become a competition killer in the portable speaker market.
The Sonos Roam At A Glance
The size of the Move just doesn’t pass the “portable” category as its dimensions measures at 9.44 x 6.29 x 4.96 inches plus it weighs almost 7 pounds.
However, it’s important to note that the Sonos Roam is going to be more than 50% cheaper than the Sonos Move. As per The Verge, the Roam currently measures at 6.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches and it weighs around a pound.
If we also recall the recent FCC filing, the company presented a portable speaker that would support wireless charging.
Now, the recent leaks confirm that the Sonos Roam will be having a wireless charging dock that will be sold separately for $49.
The Sonos Roam expects to have a 10-hour battery life and waterproof features. It runs on the company’s S2 platform that rolled out last year. Built-in mics for hands-free voice commands for either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant are also included plus AirPlay 2 support.
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First Affordable Portable Speaker With Wi-Fi Connectivity
The main selling point of the recent leaks that caught the attention of many on the Sonos Roam is its connectivity feature. Aside from the usual bluetooth support that we usually see from other portable speakers such as Ultimate Ears (UE), the Roam now supports Wi-Fi as an optional connection.
Sometimes there can be tendencies where signals interfere with each other given that bluetooth has a range of up to 30 feet. But with the Sonos Roam introducing Wi-Fi, it now has the upper hand to topple other competitors. It also has a stereo pairing feature which can be done via Wi-Fi as well.
Expect this portable beast to come out this April 20 at a competitive price tag of $169.