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Fans of Sonos audio systems and wireless speakers that can be moved around the home will appreciate the new leak that shows off the design of the Sonos Move Bluetooth speaker. The leaked images appear to be for marketing materials and show off all aspects of the device, including its charge base. Reports indicate that the Sonos Move is a bit larger than the existing Sonos One speaker. The big feature of the new wireless device is that it can be used as both part of the wireless network of other Sonos devices at home and as a mobile Bluetooth speaker on the go. Sonos Move marks the first time that the manufacturer has integrated the type of wireless connectivity needed for use on the go. Sonos... Read more...
The build-up to the Super Bowl is always a excuse to get yourself a new cutting-edge 4K TV to enjoy the big game on. A shiny new TV will bring you a big, beautiful picture to enjoy all the action, but if you want to see, hear and feel the thump, like a linebacker hammering a slot receiver, a new sound system for your TV is also something to consider. As we previously reported, Amazon has some good deals going for big TVs at under $500, and it just so happens AMZN has discounts on Sonos sound bars and the Sonos Playbase to up your audio game as well. The Amazon Sonos Deals include: Sonos Beam for $349, a $50 discount Sonos Playbar for $599, a $100 discount Sonos Playbase for $599, a $100... Read more...
Are consumers putting too much trust into smart speakers that a monitor their surroundings and send recorded data over the web? That is a question that was recently posed, drawing a comment from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calling digital assistants and other IoT devices a "triple threat to privacy." Now just a few weeks later, security outfit Trend Micro is putting the call out for better security in IoT devices. Trend Micro set out to see just how safe and secure (or not secure, really) today's IoT devices are, and to what extent an attacker can manipulate these gadgets. In one example, Trend Micro examined a couple of popular products, the Sonos Play:1 and Bose SoundTouch. It... Read more...
It's a tough life being an audiophile. Not only is it expensive -- prohibitively so if going all out -- but it will also test your patience when it comes to finding the perfect speaker placement and sound calibration. Sonos is hoping to change that with the launch of a new flagship speaker and tuning software. The new PLAY:5 from Sonos sports half a dozen custom-designed drivers with dedicated Class-D amplifiers. There are three mid-woofers and three tweeters to cover a full range of audio from "deep, rich bass" to "crisp and accurate" highs, and if you opt for two of the PLAY:5 speakers, you can use them as separate left and right channels or stack them for "a focused and intense sweet spot."... Read more...
Logitech has added more functionality to some of its remote control products, and with them the company is aiming for a smarter home. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control now have the ability to control SONOS wireless HIFi System speakers and Philips Hue lights, and they offer speech-to-text capabilities through the associated Harmony App. The speech-to-text functionality is particularly useful for searching for content on your set-top device such as the new Amazon Fire TV, and the app uses Siri or Android Speech Recognition (depending, obviously, on your device). This update also grants the Harmony Hub remote setup to a number of devices including Roku boxes as well... Read more...
It's something that was once reserved for only the highest of the high-end home cinema setups, and the average Joe simply never considered wiring his home for whole home audio. But these days, as technology has improved, blossomed, and become cheaper and easier to install, having whole home audio isn't the chore that it once was. Largely due to improvements in wireless protocols as well as the explosion of handheld wireless devices (smartphones and tablets come to mind), Sonos has been able to exploit a growing niche. The company's forte is to put audio into every room and just about every device in your home, and this week they have announced that Sonos customers in the United States and Canada... Read more...
Recently, the idea of having a whole-home audio system has become a lot more reasonable for a lot more people. It's not nearly as expensive to acquire as it once was, and a great many players have now entered the market. One of the biggest and best remains Sonos, and the company is moving one step closer towards the mainstream with their latest introduction. The new Sonos iPod accessory, the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100), is meant to pair with their heralded Multi-Room Music System. With the Dock, users can play all of the music from an iPod or iPhone in every room of the house, and considering just how many people already own iPods, well...you can imagine the potential sales. You simply dock your... Read more...