Sonos fans have a shiny new speaker to add to their collection with the all-new Roam finally arriving in UK stores. This mini boom box was actually announced last month but has only just become available to buy from today, April 20.
With a price tag of £159, it’s now the cheapest way to bring a Sonos speaker to your home and that lower cost isn’t the only thing to like about this latest release.
As its name suggests, the Roam has been created to be ultra-portable meaning you can use it at home or pop it in your bag and take it to the park, pool or beach. Even the triangular design has been carefully considered to make it easy to grab and move around without fear of it slipping through your fingers.
To help produce a big enough sound in such a small design, Sonos has tucked two class-H amplifiers, one tweeter and one custom racetrack mid-woofer inside its shell. There are also fully adjustable EQ settings so you can add more bass, treble, or loudness to your tunes and Sonos’ clever Trueplay tuning technology will smartly adjust the sound for the speaker’s orientation and location.
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There’s a 10 hour battery life to keep the tunes going and it can be recharged via a USB-C cable or on any wireless charging stand including one Sonos has designed specifically for the Roam.
it’s fully IP67 rated and can handle sand, dust and is water proof so it should survive a day out in the great British weather.
Another nice feature of the Roam is that automatically connects to your Sonos multi-room setup at home but then switches to Bluetooth when you head out for the day.
It’s also fully compatible with the Alexa and Google voice assistants and simple controls on the top make it easy to pump up the volume and pause or skip tracks.
“We built Roam to give customers a way to bring the Sonos experience with them wherever they go,” said Patrick Spence, Sonos CEO. “It’s not only our smartest and most versatile speaker, it’s also our most affordable. Roam provides the opportunity for millions of new customers to get started with Sonos, and is the right product at the right time as we begin to gather again with friends and family.”
If you want to know more about the Sonos Roam you can check out our full review here.