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These are the Best Smart Speakers to buy in 2022

The world of connected smart home products is incredibly exciting and constantly growing. But for many, their introduction into the space comes through a smart speaker. And there are good reasons for that, not least that today's best smart speakers are the most easily accessible and user-friendly pieces of smart home equipment. They're designed to...

Sonos leaks continue with the upcoming Sub Mini pictured for the first time

The leaky bucket at Sonos is no closer to being fixed up as The Verge reports on yet another new product on the way. Following the leak and subsequent announcement of the Sonos Ray soundbar, the next on the slate is apparently the Sub Mini. As you might be able to guess, it's a subwoofer. And a...

The Sonos Ray and Sonos Voice Control are official, joining new colors for the Roam

Recent weeks have seen new Sonos products leak eight ways to Sunday, but the company has finally made all of them official. Announced today are the Sonos Ray soundbar, Sonos Voice Control, and the most recently leaked new colors for the Sonos Roam portable speaker. Leaks don't usually tell the full story but in this case,...

Sonos Roam looks to be getting some sharp new colors very soon

The Sonos leaks continue, with the latest featuring the Roam portable speaker. After the recent surfacing of the apparent Sonos Ray soundbar and the Sonos Voice AI assistant, it may seem a little underwhelming. But, for fans of the Sonos Roam, it looks like you'll have some new colors to buy it in very soon. It's...

Sonos reportedly launching its own voice assistant, because the world doesn’t have enough of them

If you find yourself looking at Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri (Bixby?) and decide another voice assistant is needed, good news! Sonos, famed for its connected audio systems, is coming to the rescue you didn't know you needed. Or so a new report from The Verge claims, with Sonos preparing to ship Sonos Voice on June 1...

Upcoming Sonos affordable soundbar leaks, expected to cost $249

If you've long admired Sonos and wanted to fill your ears with its sound, this leak is for you. It's no secret how good Sonos is, but that quality comes at a price. However, a forthcoming product leaked by The Verge looks to change that. It doesn't have an official name right now, but it's being referred to...

Rooted devices can bring back volume control for Cast speaker groups

Sonos filed two lawsuits against Google in January 2020, saying the company stole its multi-room speaker technology and infringed on 100 patents. The United States International Trade Commission ruled earlier this month that Google had indeed infringed on Sonos patents, and with Google (so far) unwilling to pay for a patent license, the ability to...

Google found to have violated Sonos patents, potentially blocking import of some Google devices into the US

In January 2020, Sonos filed two lawsuits against Google, claiming that the latter stole its multiroom speaker technology and infringed on 100 patents. In September, Sonos then sued Google alleging that the company's entire line of Chromecast and Nest products violated five of Sonos’ wireless audio patents. A judge (preliminarily) ruled in favor of Sonos....

Sonos announces significant price hikes for some of its products

Sonos has announced significant price hikes for large swathes of its product portfolio. Citing supply chain issues, it's likely that the global chip shortage has had some part to play in the rising prices. As the company struggles to produce enough units, price hikes can often be necessary to cover the production costs for fewer...

Judge rules that Google violated Sonos’s wireless audio patents

In January last year, Sonos filed two lawsuits against Google, claiming that the latter stole its multiroom speaker technology and infringed on 100 patents. While Google initially disputed the claims, the company countersued Sonos a few months down the line, alleging that it had infringed on five patents related to mesh networking, echo cancellation, DRM,...

Sonos demands action against Google to force voice interoperability on smart speakers

Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer at Sonos, has demanded legislative action against Amazon and Google to force voice interoperability between Alexa and the Google Assistant. Sonos has developed a technology that allows the concurrent use of multiple voice assistants. This means that you would be able to call the Google Assistant in one sentence and...

The Sonos Roam is the company’s most portable smart speaker yet

After a last-minute leak, Sonos has announced a new speaker that’s affordable and portable. The Roam is small and light enough to fit into a purse or backpack and advanced enough to seamlessly integrate with Sonos’s expansive lineup of home audio devices. Shipping on April 20 for $169, the Sonos Roam measures in at 6.61 x...
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