Sonos Touch-Sensitive CR200 Remote Spotted

Dedicated controller takes cues from the extant iPhone app.

Sonos promised a redesigned and updated remote control was on its way when it launched the Sonos Controller for iPhone and, lo and behold, the first ‘real life’ image of that controller, the CR200, has been grabbed by Automated Home, claiming the device itself should be available “almost immediately.

The major change is immediately evident, the CR200’s screen now dominating its front betraying its status as the primary method of control; the scroll-wheel of old banished. The interface looks pretty similar to that on the iPhone/iPod touch application and will apparently feature an on-screen keyboard for searching and other such functions.


There are a couple of buttons to complement the touch-sensitive screen. Specifically, dedicated buttons are provided for volume controls (including a mute button) and what looks like a ‘home’ control. Not that we’re critical of such concessions – there are still times when a physical button is more practical than a touchscreen – trying to turn down your music to answer a phone call, say.


According to Automated Home the docking cradle (pictured) is bundled with the remote, which is good. The ZP120 and ZP80 zone players will be getting a re-colouring to match the new remote’s tone and a new bundle, called the BU250, will be offered including the new remote – although it will remain otherwise identical to the awesome BU150 package.


Pricing is sadly not mentioned; we can but hope the CR200 won’t be as insanely pricing as the £280-odd CR100 it replaces.

Link:
Automated Home.

More from TrustedReviews

LG Q8 finally brings the V20’s promise to Europe

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’

N64oid

Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors

pokken

Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer

Int-Ball

These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3

airplane

Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones

Emojis

It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites

WhatsApp

New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money