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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...

Sonos prepares a more portable speaker with a wireless charging dock

Sonos is reportedly preparing a new portable speaker set to be released this spring. The speaker, called Sonos Roam, will be smaller in size compared to the Sonos Move, and retail for around $169. According to The Verge, Sonos Roam is expected to resemble the UE Boom, one of the market’s more popular portable Bluetooth speaker...

[Update 2: New Lawsuit] Sonos is suing Google for allegedly stealing patented speaker technology

The smart speaker space is one of the hottest battlegrounds in the tech world right now. These devices have slowly made their way into millions of homes across the globe, giving the companies behind them ecosystem lock-in power and access to tons of information. Google has become a major player in this market, but Sonos...