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Sonos Roam 2 tipped to launch with upgraded wireless connectivity and control options

The Roam speaker. (Source: Sonos)
The Roam speaker. (Source: Sonos)
Sonos is now tipped to launch a second generation of its portable wireless speaker, the Roam, soon. It is backed to debut as an accessory that might be more reliable as well as more convenient to use compared to its predecessor. It might also be one of the first devices to ship with compatibility with Sonos' latest, potentially improved, app.

The first-gen Roam still costs $179 on Amazon - however, there is a chance that it might be discounted soon in order to make way for a successor. This version of Sonos' most 'adventure-friendly' speaker is backed to debut free of the reputation for "glitchy" Bluetooth that dogged its predecessor, and to support some features also found in some of its most recent, less mobile counterparts.

Those would be the addition of a dedicated touch control panel, located on one of its end-caps for potentially streamlined access to changes of track or volume to bring the Roam 2 in line with the Era 100 and 300 speakers.

The Roam 2, along with the rumored first-gen headphones, is also tipped to be one of the first Sonos products to boast the latest first-party app out of the box.

The long-awaited software upgrade reportedly comes as a result of some struggle at the OEM's R&D department, yet may be ready to be unveiled alongside the second-gen personal speaker by June 2024.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-03-24 (Update: 2024-03-24)