Portable speaker choice Sons ’new Rome is most fun when the world is open to exploration. They play your favorite music on a beach in Hawaii, on an Airbnb in Yosemite Lewis Hamilton’s boss speaker obsessionEvery big race track on earth.
Most of the first gadgets I tested in 2021 inspired Rome optimism. Welcome to the company’s most impressive, inexpensive, most portable speaker is a reminder that soon we’ll be able to listen to music more commonly both indoors and outdoors together again.
Sonos took a surprisingly long time to jump beyond the comfort of Wi-Fi. ROM is simply the company’s second speaker in its decades-long history designed to leave your home network. Now, a built-in Bluetooth connection means roaming Before that came the larger move, You can stream virtually any audio wherever you want with a cell phone connection.
Rome itself is a small, cylindrical round triangle the size of a can of about 16 ounces of beer. A large Sonos logo is attached to a thin grille, it has rubber buttons on the side and little rubber legs to hold the hotdog-style on the surface. It’s amazingly translated – especially compared to The same size options from the final ear and JBL, Which screams in bright colors.
I like the excellent gray on the go, though it makes it harder to find in a dark bag. The size is also very convenient to take it with you anywhere. Different from the larger step, which is basically the same size as the home-locked Sonos One (And more expensive), you’ll actually want to bring it with you.
However, the dominant feature of Sonos in the home speaker market is not actually the speakers. How easy it is to use the ecosystem and it’s service-agnostic It’s you have to download the Sonos app IPhone 12 Or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, And you can easily stream Apple Music, Spotify or virtually every other major platform. Rome even supports AirPlay 2.
Setting up ROM in the app is easy. You can choose any room in your house to be attached to it when you don’t have your bag. Then, you can use the app to adjust the volume or play music and pause. Of course, you can do this by simply pressing the rubberized buttons on top of the speaker.
It has a single power button and a USB-C port for charging the back. The full charge will give you about 10 hours of listening time before plugging in or sitting on the back of the Q-certified wireless charging mat. Wireless charging dock is a great option, if you plan to keep it inside in the same place c no problem with cables. Sonos charges 50 50 for this accessory, however You can easily find something cheap.