Sonos will begin selling a new and limited edition variant of its popular Play:1 wireless speaker later this month.
The multi-room audio specialist is releasing the Play:1 Tone in “absolute black” or “pristine white” with a soft-touch matte finish from July 21.
There’s only 5,000 of each speaker up for grabs and they’ll be more expensive than the original too at $250 or £220, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on.
The idea behind the more demure clothing, which is a far cry from this year’s collaboration with Blue Note Records, is for the speaker to take become a more natural-looking spot in the home environment.
Tad Toulis, the Sonos VP of Design says (via CNET): “
Interested parties with quick fingers will be able to snap up a Play:1 Tone edition from Sonos.com, at 4pm UK time on July 21.
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The original Sonos Play:1 speaker which is the smallest in the company’s wireless speaker line-up is certainly worthy of a fresh lick of paint. It earned a 9/10 review from TrustedReviews in late 2013 for its great sound quality, good value and convenient size.
Owners of the original Play:1 will also be able to enjoy better sound thanks to the launch of software update 5.4 which has “enhanced the clarity and presence of the Play:1 sound as well as optimized the Play:1 bass performance when it is paired with a Sub”.