Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sonos Adds Wireless iPhone & iPod Dock to Lineup

Sonos announced a new addition to their hardware lineup today – this time a new wireless dock. 

If you have a Sonos system you probably already know that your iPhone and iPod touch can be used as a free remote control on your Sonos.  And you’ve been able to plug your iPod into a Sonos S5 via the audio input to play back music on your Sonos speakers.  Now with the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100) you can dock your iDevice (iPod touch [1st, 2nd and 3rd generation], iPod classic, iPod nano [3rd, 4th and 5th generation], iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone) to control and stream the music from that device over your wireless Sonos system.

Sonos Wireless Dock

The Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100) looks very much like a basic iPhone/iPod dock with the Sonos logo on the front.  But inside is an extension of the Sonos wireless mesh system that links your iPhone or iPod to the setup wirelessly.  It takes the audio from your iDevice, converts it to analog and streams it across your house via the Sonos ZonePlayers.

Sonos Wireless Dock with iPhone

The Sonos wireless dock is expected by the end of October and will retail at $119.

To learn more about Sonos check out the GeekTonic review and head to the Sonos website.