By Nate Adcock on Tue, 10/26/2010
Sonos is now shipping their new wireless dock, and hopefully I'll get a review unit to try out soon. The dock fits the last piece of their home audio experience into place by letting you stream songs from your iPod or iPhone to your ZonePlayer (see my S5 review here for more info). The dock is currently $119 direct. Read on for the full press release or go here on their web site to learn more about the new dock.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – October 26, 2010 – Sonos, the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home, today announced that the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100), an accessory to the award-winning Sonos Multi-Room Music System, is now available for purchase. The Sonos Wireless Dock is available for $119 at all Sonos authorized retailers and at www.sonos.com.
With the Sonos Wireless Dock, you can now play all of the music from an iPod or iPhone in every room of the house while simultaneously charging your device. Unlike most iPod docks on the market which use the iPod’s analog interface, the Sonos Wireless Dock sends your digital music files wirelessly to ZonePlayers throughout your home via the iPod’s digital interface—without ever converting to analog. The all digital path preserves the sound quality from the iPod to the speaker and when combined with Sonos’ outstanding wireless performance, ensures you get the highest fidelity sound.
You can wirelessly play what’s stored or playing on an iPod or iPhone, including most iOS music apps, on any or all Sonos ZonePlayers. Browse and select the music from either your docked device or any Sonos Controller, even another iPhone or iPod Touch. And, you can play the same song from a docked iPod or iPhone in every room – perfectly synchronized.
“The Sonos Wireless Dock is the perfect accessory for our music loving customers who own an iPod or iPhone so they can play that music in any or every room of the home,” said Phil Abram, President, Sonos, Inc. “This new accessory reinforces our mission to provide our customers with access to all of the music on the planet, including everything available on their iPod or iPhone.”
The Sonos Wireless Dock is compatible with the following devices: iPod touch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone, and has been certified under the Made for iPod program to meet Apple performance standards. The Sonos Wireless Dock supports Apple’s 1Amp charging specification so your iPod or iPhone are ready to go when you are.
For more information about the Sonos Wireless Dock or to locate an authorized Sonos dealer in your area to demo the new accessory, please visit www.sonos.com.