The Sonos Move. [credit: Jeff Dunn ]
Sonos on Thursday announced its first portable Bluetooth speaker: the Sonos Move.
The new device will be available on September 24 for $399, with pre-orders beginning on Thursday.
Here’s the short pitch: the Move is like a chunkier Sonos One when connected to Wi-Fi in the house, but it has Bluetooth audio functionality and a weather-resistant design that allows it to stream audio outdoors. It’s “portable” in the more literal sense: the speaker is too large (9.44×6.29×4.96 inches, or 23.9×15.9×12.6cm) and heavy (6.61 lbs, or about 3kg) to comfortably fit in a backpack, but a cutout around its back functions as a carrying handle.