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Sonos outdoor wired speakers launch in black for ‘incredible sound all year round’

Sonos Outdoor Speakers in black

Following up after launching its all-new Era 300 spatial audio-focused speaker this month, the Outdoor Speakers by Sonos and Sonance have officially arrived in black. These fixed, wired speakers are weatherproof to handle the elements while providing rich, detailed sound with the ability to work with Apple’s AirPlay 2 and more.

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Sonos launches next-gen premium speakers: Era 300 and 100 with WiFi 6, Bluetooth, line-in, AirPlay 2, more

Sonos Era 30

Sonos has officially launched its all-new flagship speakers that we’ve been hearing about over the last few months. The Era 300 and 100 arrive with what the company calls “next-level audio” and an impressive array of connectivity like WiFi 6, Bluetooth, USB-C line-in, AirPlay 2, and spatial audio for the larger Era. Read on for all the details including some early hands-on thoughts.

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Sonos Era 100 and 300 high-end speakers to compete with HomePod 2, new ‘Move’ in the works

Sonos Era 300 leak

Last summer we got a sneak peek at the new high-end speakers that Sonos has in the works. Now it’s surfaced that the upcoming premium products will be called the Era 100 and 300, set to compete with Apple’s HomePod 2. Further, a second-gen portable Sonos Move is in the pipeline and another release is coming that will be in a “brand new category.”

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Sonos delays the launch of its new ‘Sub Mini’ wireless subwoofer

Sonos Sub Mini

Earlier this year, The Verge revealed renders of Sonos’s next new product – a wireless subwoofer named “Sub Mini.” A few weeks later, FCC filings confirmed that the device was real and that its launch could be really close. However, Sonos has now pretty much confirmed that the new Sub Mini subwoofer has been delayed even before its official announcement.

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Some Sonos buyers were sent extra speakers they didn’t order and got charged for them, too


Smart speaker maker Sonos has accidentally shipped customers more than what they ordered, according The Verge. In addition to sending extra speakers, the company has charged for these products and wants them sent back. While Sonos is refunding the incorrect charges, customers want a discount for putting up with the inconvenience.

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Sonos unveils Apple Music voice control without Alexa or Assistant, budget ‘Ray’ AirPlay 2 soundbar

Sonos Ray

After being leaked back in April, Sonos has officially launched its new soundbar. The Ray comes as its most affordable home theater speaker priced at $279 and is more compact than the Beam or full-sized Arc. Sonos has also announced its own “Voice Control” service that will arrive next month to let users control Apple Music directly from Sonos speakers with built-in mics.

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Sonos launches Roam SL portable AirPlay speaker as headphone rumors swirl

Last spring we saw Sonos jump into the ultra-portable speaker market with Roam. While it comes with a somewhat premium price, it packs some great features like AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and WiFi support, Qi charging, and a built-in mic. Now Sonos has launched the Roam SL at a lower price that skips the far-field microphone. Meanwhile, on the heels of a recent acquisition, Sonos’ CEO says the company is “working on some really exciting stuff.”

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Sonos unveils Beam Gen 2 soundbar with Dolby Atmos, HDMI eARC, NFC, AirPlay 2, and more

Sonos Beam Gen 2 Dolby Atmos

Last year Sonos brought Dolby Atmos to living rooms with its full-size premium soundbar, the Arc. Now the company’s compact and more affordable soundbar is getting the premium 3D audio upgrade. And in addition to Dolby Atmos support, the Sonos Beam Gen 2 comes with HDMI eARC, upgraded processing power with a new speaker array and improved sound, sleeker design, NFC for seamless setup, AirPlay 2, and more.

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