Sonos Roam 2 portable AirPlay speaker gets surprise release

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in iPhone edited May 21

Sonos didn't just release its first set of headphone on Tuesday, as it also doubled down with a refresh of its portable Roam speaker alongside a new app update.

Five Sonos Roam 2 speakers highlighting the new colors Olive, Sunset, Wave, black, and white
The updated Sonos Roam 2 travel speaker



The Sonos Roam 2 improves on its predecessor with better Bluetooth controls, easier setup, automatic Trueplay, and more.

It debuts under the radar as the speaker-manufacturer has all eyes on its new Sonos Ace headphones.

Sonos Roam 2 laying sideways by a pool showing off its water resistance
Sonos Roam 2 is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance



Users are able to stream audio over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and AirPlay while at home. It has a 10-hour battery life and IP67 dust and water resistance.

It now comes in five colors -- Olive, Sunset, Wave, black, and white.

Wave blue color of the Sonos Roam 2 in a user's hands
Sonos Roam 2 is available now



You can order it now from the Sonos website for $179.

Sonos app update



After launching a redesigned app earlier this month, there was a lot of criticism over missing features and broken accessibility features.

On Tuesday, Sonos is rolling out a new update to address some of those issues.

You'll now be able to add and edit alarms for your Sonos system and VoiceOver works correctly again. Screen reader improvements have also been added.

Sonos says more features are coming soon, including adding tracks to the queue, sleep timers, snooze alarms, and more.

Download the Sonos app on the App Store for free.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    I would not order anything from Sonos until they fix their new app.  It has bricked 2 of my devices.  I spent 2 hours with their tech support and they still don’t work.  Now I am waiting for an email from their tier 2 to schedule another round.  My tech on level 1 admitted they have serious issues with the new app.
    jamnap
  • Reply 2 of 2
    boxcatcherboxcatcher Posts: 268member
    The first Roam’s buttonology is, hands down, the worst and least intuitive implementation I’ve ever experienced from a major brand. 

    If’s like they hired a career UX expert from Apple, interviewed them, and then did the opposite of every recommendation.
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