Sonos is a relatively young electronics manufacturer – founded in 2002, located in Santa Barbara (California) and known for its painstaking after-sales service, for offering perpetual support and updates for years. It is also popular for its ‘Play’ speaker series.
We have been able to thoroughly test the recent Sonos One model, the company’s first product to offer a comprehensive service with voice assistants Google Assistant and Alexa. And yes, this is a true monochrome beast with WiFi and Ethernet connection and compatibility with more than 60 audio services. For weeks he has been accompanying us to all the Christmas festivities, going from room to room and updating each other.
But, unfortunately, the speakers are left without their smart functions, a responsibility that falls on Google and Amazon but which blurs one of the two nuclear formulas of this speaker: wireless communication and the greatest power-control relationship possible. Let’s see how far each of these facets is fulfilled.