Sonos Bluetooth powered and battery powered speaker – Flight earlier than the official launch – TechCrunch

Sonos deliberate an occasion on the finish of the month to disclose one thing new, however leaks have just about canceled what could possibly be probably the most outstanding announcement of the occasion: a brand new Bluetooth-enabled speaker that has a built-in battery for transportable energy.

The speaker had leaked earlier this month, whereas Dave Zatz was posting an official picture of Avery and The Verge was reporting some extra particulars, together with a change to modify between Bluetooth and Wifi modes, and a USB-C port for charging, in addition to approximate dimensions that place it slightly bigger than the present Sonos One.

One other leak of Win Future revealed much more official-looking photos, together with an image of the machine with its obvious dock, which reloads contact contacts. The location additionally states that the brand new speaker will probably be referred to as "Sonos Transfer", which is sort of logical, since it will likely be the one one capable of truly transfer whereas retaining the options whereas remaining transportable.

Right here is the TL; DR of what we all know up to now, by all the prevailing leaks:

Can stream by way of Wi-Fi (works together with your Sonos community like different Sonos audio system) and Bluetooth (direct pairing with units), with Bluetooth LE included for simpler setup
USB-C port for energy and Ethernet port for connectivity
Related design to Sonos One, with extra rounded angles, however wider and better (could depart room for a built-in battery)
Constructed within the hand within the again for simpler transport
Contacts on the backside for shore load (different to USB-C)
Helps Alexa and Google Assistant and integrates a microphone (nonetheless, not accessible in Bluetooth mode)
AirPlay Supers 2
"Auto Trueplay" providing, which mechanically tunes speaker sound together with your built-in microphone

There’s nonetheless no phrase on official availability or costs, however it’s cheap to count on it to reach at some point within the fall, after the announcement made in late August.

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