The portable Bluetooth speakers from Sonos has been releasing its looks for us to witness. The images were released by a German Publication, WinFuture, which is popular for the Microsoft leaks which claims them to be the official marketing images. The product has been named S17: Sonos Move.
The first glimpses that we get to the speaker reveal the stationary base station as well as built-in handle whereby the Sonos Move can be unlocked and made into a Bluetooth speaker pressing the toggle button on the rear side of it. The Sonos move gets charged either by USB C jack or by two charging contacts near the base of the speaker. The design has been wisely crafted go allow you extend your Sonos whole-home audio channel to extreme places like backyard or bathroom and to places that reach beyond the Wifi signal. Say, for instance, the beach or park.
The previously revealed details by Verge based on the information provided by a “person familiar with the speaker’s capabilities” noted that the speaker could be larger than what it looks in the images. It’s both taller and slightly wider than the Sonos One / Play:1. It also supports hands-free voice commands of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. When being used in Bluetooth mode, the speaker cannot be controlled with the Sonos app. It behaves like any other Bluetooth speaker for pairing and playing.
Hands-free voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant are also unavailable in Bluetooth mode. In regular Wi-Fi mode, the speaker does appear like any other Sonos device in the app accompanied by a battery mark. 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.
Sonos Move has been expected to kick off on 26ty of August and not very intricate details are known yet. However, we will soon get to know. more before the release.