Although it officially starts this week, many of us are already suffering from the heat of summer, and we are going to have hotter summers every time. So, what better than taking a dip in a pool? and yes, we already know that all of you are geeks so today we bring you the analysis of the new Sonos roam, the best speaker for our pool afternoons (mornings and nights). A speaker with a great sound quality resistant to everything (or almost). Keep reading that we tell you all the details.
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Yeah we dipped it
We are before the classic Sonos Roam, well the one with virtual assistant (there is a cheaper SL version without the wizard), it is compatible with Alexa and the Google Assistant. Later we will talk about the new colors, but the most important thing is to make it clear that yes, you can submerge it in water and the Sonos Roam will still work like a charm.
Yes, once submerged it stops outputting audio probably due to bluetooth waves since it loses the signal. Apart from this, obviously many of you will think about how to make it work when we are without a Wi-Fi signal? Well, as we mentioned… This Sonos Roam is capable of connecting to our devices via Bluetooth in addition to Wi-Fi, so we can connect any smartphone whether or not we are close to the Wi-Fi of our house. also chen we go to the countryside or to the beach… (Keep in mind that in the first configuration you will always need a Wi-Fi connection)
As for autonomy. has some 10 hours of Bluetooth playback at normal volume, at home with Wifi it has a similar autonomy too, and then you can always plug it into any plug or external battery thanks to its USB-C port. And by the way, is also compatible with Qi charging pads.
Design suitable for any surface, and company…
You can see it in the previous photograph, we have put him on a mat while enjoying some summer refreshments, nothing will happen if we get wet with these or we fall to the bottom of the pool….
We really liked that in the lower horizontal part the design is made of rubber so that it does not slip, same design as if we placed it vertically. Of course, be careful since the other parts are made of metal and we believe that they can be easily scratched and these scratches can be visible. Something that we did not like too much since although it tries to follow the quality design of Sonos it can be easily damaged as it is a portable speaker.
At the top we have the playback controls as well as the microphone control which we can mute whenever we want (this also acts as a microphone for tuning true play from Sonos).
New California-inspired colors
This Sonos Roam arrives at the best time for us to enjoy it on our getaways. New California-inspired colors ranging from a olive green (the version we have tried) that reminds us of the Californian fields, the color Wave (blue) of the pacific ocean, Through the Sunset, the red sunset of those spectacular California sunsets.
New colors that join Black and White that they presented previously and which we already have available so that we can get hold of them before our getaway to the beach.
The truth is that we can add little to a Sonos product, it works and it does it like a charm. While it is true that everything has improvements, the Sonos Roam is the perfect companion for pool days. No more worrying about that friend who always throws himself into "bomb" wetting everything, the Sonos Roam will not suffer.
It is true that everything has a price, 199 euros can make many value other options, but the possibility of have a Sonos speaker that we can use with the Sonos system over Wifi, and in our getaways away from technology thanks to Bluetooth they make it a speaker to keep in mind.
Sound, features, and the sponsorship of Sonos make this Sonos Roam, which is now dressed in colors, one of the most portable speakers to consider. €199 in exchange for this magnificent portable speaker that you can find on the official Sonos website or in the main technology retailers.
- Editor's rating
- 4.5 star rating
- Sonos roam
- Review of: Karim Hmeidan
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- DesignPublisher: 90%
- Audio QualityPublisher: 80%
- AutonomyPublisher: 80%
- Portability (size / weight)Publisher: 90%
- Price qualityPublisher: 80%
Pros and cons
- Sound quality
- Easy setup
- Wireless connectivity with everything via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Improvable materials to be an SUV
- Better autonomy