We take a better look at Sonos' highly anticipated portable Bluetooth speaker thanks to a host of new images published by WinFuture . The German publication, which specializes in Microsoft leaks, publishes what it says are "official marketing images" of the new speaker, while giving us the name for the S17 product: Sonos Move.
The images give us a first look at the stationary base station, as well as the built-in handle through which Sonos Move can be unlocked and transformed into a regular Bluetooth speaker with a toggle button on the back. We also look at how to charge the Sonos Move via a USB-C jack or both charging contacts near the base of the speaker. It's a smart design that lets you, for example, extend your audio network to your entire Sonos home in your backyard or bathroom, or to places far beyond your Wi-Fi signal, such as the beach or the park.
The Verge previously disclosed additional details based on information provided by a person familiar with the capabilities of the speaker:
- than it might look in the photos. It is both taller and slightly wider than Sonos One / Play: 1.
- It supports free voice commands from Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
- When in Bluetooth mode, the speaker cannot be controlled with the Sonos application. It behaves like any other Bluetooth speaker. You pair it and play it.
- The hands-free voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant are also not (currently) available in Bluetooth mode.
- In normal Wi-Fi mode, the speaker appears like any other Sonos device in the application – but with a battery indicator.
- Like other recent Sonos speakers, the portable will support Apple's AirPlay 2.
- This is the first Sonos speaker to support Auto Trueplay using the built-in speaker microphones to automatically adjust audio output.
We still don't know the battery life, waterproof / dustproof rating, the ability to pair with other Sonos speakers for stereo or surround sound or, importantly, the price. As for the dates, Sonos is hosting a press conference that kicks off on August 26th, so it's good to have all the details then.
For more images of Monos Sonos be sure to check out WinFuture .