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Tech & ScienceSonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail

16:50  18 august  2019
16:50  18 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Leaked product images suggest Sonos is about to reveal a new portable speaker with Bluetooth capabilities. There isn’t a lot of concrete details in the leak , but some of the hardware is shown off in the pictures. Overall the speaker looks very similar to a Sonos One speaker but has a few differences.

More details about the speaker were then revealed by a source speaker to The Verge, including the news that it'll support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant like the Sonos One . Sonos is one of the best-known speaker companies, but so far it's avoided making a portable Bluetooth speaker , which

Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail © Image via WinFuture Purported Sonos Move Bluetooth speaker with base station.

We’re getting a better look at the long-awaited portable bluetooth speaker from Sonos thanks to a slew of new images posted by WinFuture. The German publication that specializes in Microsoft leaks has posted what it says are “official marketing images” of the new speaker, while also giving us a name for product model S17: Sonos Move.

The images give us a first look at the stationary base station as well as the built-in handle whereby the Sonos Move can be undocked and transformed into an ordinary Bluetooth speaker via a toggle button on the rear. We’re also getting a first look at how the Sonos Move charges, either via the USB-C jack or the two charging contacts near the base of the speaker. It’s a clever design that lets you extend your Sonos whole-home audio network into the backyard or a bathroom, for example, or to places far beyond the reach of your Wi-Fi signal like the beach or a park.

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Sonos looks likely to launch its first portable Bluetooth speaker in September. The multi-room mogul sent out an invite last Thursday to two press events for Sonos has filed two products, the S17 and S23. The former is categorically the most interesting, described in the filing as “a high-performance

Sonos looks likely to launch its first portable Bluetooth speaker in September. The multi-room mogul sent out an invite last Thursday to two press events for Sonos has filed two products, the S17 and S23. The former is categorically the most interesting, described in the filing as “a high-performance

Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail © Image via WinFuture

The Vergepreviously revealed additional details based on information provided by a person familiar with the speaker’s capabilities:

  • The speaker is larger than it may look in the photos. It’s both taller and slightly wider than the Sonos One / Play:1.
  • It supports hands-free voice commands from either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
  • When in Bluetooth mode, the speaker cannot be controlled with the Sonos app. It behaves like any other Bluetooth speaker. You pair it and play.
  • Hands-free voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant are also (currently) unavailable in Bluetooth mode.
  • In regular Wi-Fi mode, the speaker appears like any other Sonos device in the app — but with a battery indicator.
  • Like other recent Sonos speakers, the portable one will support Apple’s AirPlay 2.
  • It’s the first Sonos speaker to support Auto Trueplay, utilizing the speaker’s built-in microphones to automatically fine tune the audio output.

We still don’t know the battery life, waterproof / dustproof rating, ability to pair with other Sonos speaker(s) for stereo or surround sound, or, importantly, the price. As far as dates go, Sonos is hosting a press event that kicks off on August 26th, so it’s a good bet we’ll get all the details then.

Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail © Image via WinFuture

How Amazon’s new Echos compare to other smart speakers .
Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google vs. SonosIf you want the best Echo speaker for music, the $199.99 Echo Studio is the one Amazon wants you to buy. It’s got five drivers — a 1-inch tweeter, three 2-inch midrange speakers, and a 5.25-inch woofer — which should be able to show off Amazon Music HD, Amazon’s new music streaming tier that offers lossless streaming. It also supports “3D audio” for the few tracks that support it, utilizing formats like Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio. New to the Echo lineup (but not Amazon’s competitors) is the Echo Studio’s ability to automatically tune its output for the room it’s in.

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