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Meet Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker

Meet Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker
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We’re happy to introduce you all to Sonos Roam, the ultra-portable smart speaker built to deliver great sound at home and on any adventure. Fully connected to your Sonos system on WiFi at home and automatically switching to Bluetooth when you’re on the go, Roam’s powerful, adaptable sound defies expectations for a speaker of its size. Effortless set-up and control and new smart features make it easier than ever to enjoy music and more from anywhere. Weighing less than a pound (450g), Roam’s elegant yet durable design is perfect for your home, the backyard, and wherever you go.

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A simultaneous connection to both WiFi and Bluetooth makes streaming wherever you are seamless. When you’re listening at home Roam connects to your system and streams on WiFi, 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.

Sonos Roam (left) and Sonos Move (right)

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.

Roam was created to deliver an incredible sound experience no matter where you are. Like all Sonos products, Roam was tuned by industry leaders across music and film to ensure the speaker reproduces content exactly how the creator intended. A carefully designed acoustic architecture delivers rich, detailed sound with the clarity, depth, and fullness you’d expect from a larger speaker.

Automatic Trueplay is now available when streaming via Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi, and means Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment.

Available in shadow black or lunar white, Roam’s tactile triangular shape and soft profile is comfortable to pick up and looks great inside the home. Combining elegance and durability, 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 is ready for any adventure with 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, any Qi wireless charger, or with the USB-C cable included in the box.

 

Sonos Roam

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% sustainably-sourced paper, minimizes the use of inks, and includes no single-use plastics. 

Roam is available starting April 20 for $169, €179, £159, NOK1799, SEK1999, DKK1349. You can pre-order today on sonos.com.


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I pre-ordered a black roam!   Question though about charging - it says this in the FAQ:

“Connect the included USB-C to USB-A cable to a 5V/1A or 2.1A USB power adapter, such as the Sonos Power Adapter.”

Does this mean the Roam has USB-C on its end, but it then plugs into a “regular” USB power adapter, like the one that used to come with every Apple iPhone?  Will that work - the normal iPhone little wall plug (not the newer USB-C ones)?  I don’t know what 2.1A means and if the iPhone wall charger we all used for years is compatible?

Yeah the standard old iPhone plug is normally 2.1A or 2.4A, gives it a lot of options for being charged from a power bank too.

Are you sure -- it looks like the standard 5W apple charger is 1A?  But I assume that works with the Roam:  

 

You also can't seem to pre-order using upgrade discounts?

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So it’s a megaboom? Bought one of those a while ago because of Sonos’ problem with AirPlay 2 and have been pretty happy for what it is. I’ll wait to see how it sounds. Love the Move, if it’s in that ballpark I’ll move to the Roam. Still bitter about my bricked Play 5 tho.

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How is it that the Move supports S1 but the Roam does not? :confused:

How is it that the Move supports S1 but the Roam does not? :confused:

 

The Move started selling before Sonos ended all new features and products on the S1 system. 

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Can the Roam safely be used as a shower radio daily?  Obviously charging outside the shower. 

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Pre ordered pretty much straight away, the move was excessive for me but this is perfect. 

Does anyone know what this means? 

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.

You can stream music via BT to the Roam and if the Roam is grouped with other Sonos speakers it will use SonosNet to play the music on all the speakers.

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Can the Roam safely be used as a shower radio daily?  Obviously charging outside the shower. 

The Roam is “waterproof up to three feet for 30 minutes” so I imagine it could handle daily showers.

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Anyone found any reviews yet?

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Anyone found any reviews yet?

It’s a bit too early for reviews. We’ll probably start seeing hands-on reviews in early April.

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I just ordered two, will replace a Sonos Move if a stereo pair is great. 

Hi,

 

When Sonos Roam will be available in Hong Kong?

 

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Hi,

 

When Sonos Roam will be available in Hong Kong?

 

Cheers

According to this article, Hong Kong is one of the launch countries and “Deliveries are set to arrive from April 20.” https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/09/sonos-roam-portable-speaker-airplay-2-qi-charging/

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Would of been good if this could have had some built in upfiring speakers so it could be used as atoms rears for the ARC, think something like that was more needed than this.

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ok I’ve just pre-ordered one for my bathroom but what I really was hoping to see was upward firing rear atmos speakers to complete my dual sub arc setup.

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Would of been good if this could have had some built in upfiring speakers so it could be used as atoms rears for the ARC, think something like that was more needed than this.

What you are asking for is a completely different type of speaker for a completely different purpose. And how do you know Sonos isn’t developing a rear surround speaker that includes an upfiring speaker?

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Hello,

Is the battery easily replaceable like Move?

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Would of been good if this could have had some built in upfiring speakers so it could be used as atoms rears for the ARC, think something like that was more needed than this.

What you are asking for is a completely different type of speaker for a completely different purpose. And how do you know Sonos isn’t developing a rear surround speaker that includes an upfiring speaker?

Well fingers crossed they are.. I understand what im asking for but if you scroll the various forums that's what people ask for me than something like this.

Would of been good if this could have had some built in upfiring speakers so it could be used as atoms rears for the ARC, think something like that was more needed than this.

Surely not?  Niche rather than mass market?  A Sonos speaker that is genuinely portable and can bring Bluetooth connectivity to a whole Sonos system should be hugely appealing to many existing customers and potential ones.  I’ll be absolutely amazed if they can be used as surrounds at all.

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I will be getting one for the bathroom (seems a common reason!) and for use away from home.  The Move I originally bought for this purpose has become a dining room speaker / portable house/garden speaker and serves this purpose well as it lives on its charging cradle unless in use elsewhere.  I wonder what the battery drain situation will be for the Roam?  I’m happy to buy it purely as an away from home speaker but really hope I can use it in the bathroom say 30 mins a day and charging no more than once a week.  Appreciate I would need to turn it on and off manually when not in use.  All hinges on whether turning it off actually turns it off!  Did this get mentioned in the presentation? / Anyone from Sonos who can comment?

Would of been good if this could have had some built in upfiring speakers so it could be used as atoms rears for the ARC, think something like that was more needed than this.

What you are asking for is a completely different type of speaker for a completely different purpose. And how do you know Sonos isn’t developing a rear surround speaker that includes an upfiring speaker?

Well fingers crossed they are.. I understand what im asking for but if you scroll the various forums that's what people ask for me than something like this.

Would those be the AV specialist forums that attract people who want the best Atmos sound?

I will be getting one for the bathroom (seems a common reason!) and for use away from home.  The Move I originally bought for this purpose has become a dining room speaker / portable house/garden speaker and serves this purpose well as it lives on its charging cradle unless in use elsewhere.  I wonder what the battery drain situation will be for the Roam?  I’m happy to buy it purely as an away from home speaker but really hope I can use it in the bathroom say 30 mins a day and charging no more than once a week.  Appreciate I would need to turn it on and off manually when not in use.  All hinges on whether turning it off actually turns it off!  Did this get mentioned in the presentation? / Anyone from Sonos who can comment?

Ten days when not in use is what I saw...I think that was official!

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I will be getting one for the bathroom (seems a common reason!) and for use away from home.  The Move I originally bought for this purpose has become a dining room speaker / portable house/garden speaker and serves this purpose well as it lives on its charging cradle unless in use elsewhere.  I wonder what the battery drain situation will be for the Roam?  I’m happy to buy it purely as an away from home speaker but really hope I can use it in the bathroom say 30 mins a day and charging no more than once a week.  Appreciate I would need to turn it on and off manually when not in use.  All hinges on whether turning it off actually turns it off!  Did this get mentioned in the presentation? / Anyone from Sonos who can comment?

Ten days when not in use is what I saw...I think that was official!

Big improvement on the Move!  That may well last me a week overall.  Thanks for the info.

The 10 days is official - it is in the original announcement on this thread.

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From Sonos Roam FAQ:

“Roam offers up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. When not in use, Roam switches to sleep mode to conserve power, and the battery can last up to 10 days.”

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