The Sonos Move is the first speaker from this company that can be used outside of the home. To make that possible, it’s also the first time Sonos has made a Bluetooth speaker.
It offers Apple’s AirPlay 2 and multiple voice assistants, but not Siri.
“Move takes freedom of choice to the next level. For the first time, you can take Sonos anywhere,” said Patrick Spence, CEO, Sonos. “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.”
The speaker has an oval shape with a handle on one side, and weighs in at 6.6 pounds (3 Kg). It’s also 9.4 inches tall. The product has an IP56 rating for protection from dust particles and liquid splashes.
Sonos Move is for for home and away
The Sonos Move has Wi-Fi so it can connect to a network when being used at home, where AirPlay 2, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are available. Bluetooth is for use when on the go.
This marks the debut of Sonos’ automatic Trueplay, which is intended to enable the speaker to tune itself for the environment it is in at the time.
Move’s built-in battery lasts to 10 hours of use. It comes with an inductive charging base.
Sonos just started taking preorders, and the launch is scheduled for September 24. Move is a high-end product with a price take to match: $399.
The Move wil have to face competition from the recently-announced Bose Portable Home Speaker, which has very nearly the same feature set, and a slightly lower price.