Additional information of Sonos’ portable Roam speaker are dribbling out, plus they suggest you will have more to draw you in aside from the price and size. The Verge claims the Roam includes several advantages on the larger Move, especially “Sound Swap.” The feature can reportedly pass music from the Roam to a nearby Sonos speaker once you contain the play/pause button. You might start playing an album on the Roam in your backyard, for example, and finish listening on a far more powerful Five as you prepare to head inside.
The Roam enables you to use Bluetooth and WiFi simultaneously also, unlike the Move. You can play music from your own phone across all of your Sonos setup using Bluetooth You can also obtain the same automatic sound tuning (that’s, Trueplay) because the Move, based on the leak. And yes, there’s IP67 water and dust resistance for all those times you’re caught out in the torrential rain.
Sonos is likely to introduce the Roam at a March 9th virtual event and ship it on April 20th for $169. That could still ensure it is among the costlier portable speakers out there, but Sound Swap and automatic tuning could tip the total amount if you’re interested in convenience and fidelity than raw volume.