Sonos has announced a new wireless speaker product called the Play:1. The Play:1 competes against the recently announced Samsung Shape M7 and the Bose SoundTouch. The advantage that the Sonos Play:1 has is the price at $199. The Play:1 measures at over 6 inches tall and a little bit under than five inches wide.
It has two Class D amps to power the 3.5-inch woofer and tweeter. The Play:1 is a mono speaker, but you can pair two of the Play:1s together to work as stereo pairs. You can also add a Sonos SUB to create a 2.1 system. Or you can pair two Play:1s with the Sonos Playbar to create surround channels.
The Play:1 is easy to control without an app. The play/pause button also works as a track skip button.