By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
New York — Sonos promised to inject more competition into the wireless multi-room-audio business during the holiday season with the launch today of its lowest price and most compact wireless speaker to date.
The $199-everyday Play:1 is available today through Target, Best Buy, J&R Music World, Amazon and 3,500 independent retailers, small chains, and systems integrators, said CEO and co-founder John MacFarlane.
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Denver –Wireless multi-room-audio company Sonos came to the CEDIA Expo to announce that its Playbar active soundbar will get a software upgrade so it can be integrated with third-party surround speakers to create a 5.1 surround-sound system.
Harrison, N.Y. — URC has integrated control of current and previous-generation Sonos wireless multi-room audio music products with its Total Control home-control system via a software module developed by Extra Vegetables.
Santa Barbara, Calif. — Sonos, the supplier of wireless multi-room-audio systems, entered the soundbar market with the $699-suggested Playbar, which connects to a TV and to Sonos’ wireless multi-room-audio network to stream music from PCs, Apple’s mobile devices, and Internet radio stations and music services.
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sonos has integrated the playback of music stored on Apple’s mobile devices into its wireless multiroom-audio system.
Thanks to an updated Sonos-controller app for Apple devices running the new iOS 6 operating system, consumers will be able to stream music stored on their iPod, iPhone or iPad to multiple Sonos tabletop speakers throughout the house over Sonos’s dedicated wireless network, which delivers music in sync among rooms in high quality without dropouts, the company said.