Roam is a new portable speaker from Sonos that was designed for versatility It features smart capabilities, a premium waterproof and durable design, all-day battery life, and a seamless listening experience.
Roam was designed to connect to a Sonos system via Wi-Fi at home and then automatically switch to Bluetooth when on the go. It weighs less than a pound and is sealed from dust and water submersion.
Roam is available starting April 20 for $169. Customers can pre-order today on sonos.com.
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“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.”
Get to Know Sonos Roam
A simultaneous connection to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth makes streaming seamless, no matter the location. When you’re listening at home, Roam connects to your system and streams on Wi-Fi, and when you leave it intuitively switches to Bluetooth and automatically re-pairs with your mobile device.
With an all-new feature called Sound Swap, you can hold the play/pause button on the speaker to switch the music to the nearest speaker on your system, making it easy to move music from room to room. Seamless connectivity also unlocks Bluetooth streaming for your entire system, with the Sonos app allowing you to group any of your Sonos speakers to Roam when streaming with Bluetooth.
Roam works with more than 100 streaming services, including Sonos Radio, and is easily controlled with the Sonos app, your voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2, or directly from your favorite music service app.
Two class-H amplifiers within Roam are tuned to the drivers and speaker’s unique acoustic architecture.
One custom racetrack mid-woofer ensures faithful playback of mid-range frequencies and maximizes low-end output. One tweeter offers crisp high frequencies.
A high-efficiency motor increases power and range and adjustable EQ settings include bass, treble, and loudness.
A far-field microphone array uses advanced beamforming and multi-channel echo cancellation to readily activate a voice assistant.
Like all Sonos products, Roam was tuned by industry leaders across music and film to ensure the speaker reproduces content exactly how the content creators intended. A carefully designed acoustic architecture was designed to deliver rich, detailed sound with the clarity, depth, and fullness.
Automatic Trueplay is now available when streaming via Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi, which means that Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment. it continuously refines the sound while Roam is stationary.
“For a small, portable speaker, Roam sounds big and genuine. It doesn’t sound forced or artificial and that’s a testament to its technical design. It’s unique in its class because it actually performs like a finely tuned speaker as opposed to a megaphone,” said Emily Lazar, Grammy award-winning mastering engineer and member of the Sonos sound board.
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Available in shadow black or lunar white, Roam’s tactile triangular shape and soft profile is comfortable to pick up but is meant to look great inside the home, as well.
Roam is dust proof and fully waterproof with a rigorously tested IP67 rating, and features silicone end caps and physical buttons to protect against drops or bumps.
Roam boasts up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge and up to 10 days of battery life when not in use. To recharge, Roam connects to a custom magnetic wireless charger from Sonos sold separately ($49), any Qi wireless charger, or with the USB-C cable included in the box.
Roam’s compact size will fit into any bag or the smallest corner of your living space. Listeners can place Roam vertically for a smaller footprint or horizontally to provide added stability on uneven surfaces outdoors.
Even the packaging leaves a light footprint, with a structure that is made of 100-percent sustainably sourced paper, minimizes the use of inks, and includes no single-use plastics.
Roam is available starting April 20 for $169 on sonos.com and through participating retailers.