Sonos will assist prospects get extra longevity out of its $399 Sonos Move wireless speaker by providing a brand new battery substitute package. The Transfer is Sonos’ first battery-powered speaker, whereas the corporate’s different merchandise all plug into the wall. The package prices $69 and consists of the battery, a pair instruments that assist take away the outdated one, and a pair of substitute screws.
“The brand new substitute battery package was designed so prospects can proceed to get pleasure from prolonged battery life for his or her speaker even after years of use, while not having to interchange the speaker altogether,” Sonos says. The corporate has beforehand talked about that the Transfer’s battery could be swapped out, nevertheless it hasn’t provided the standalone battery till now. You’ll be able to order it from the Sonos web site.
Contemplating how little comes with the package, changing the Transfer’s battery doesn’t look like that daunting of a job. You should purchase the battery substitute package in both black or white to match the colour of whichever Transfer you personal. As for what to do with the outdated battery, your finest wager is taking it to an area e-waste recycling facility.
Recent out of the field, the Sonos Transfer is estimated to achieve round 11 hours of steady music playback. And the corporate has mentioned the factory-installed battery ought to final for round 900 cost cycles (or roughly three years). However if you happen to ultimately discover the battery life getting shorter and shorter, you’ve now bought an choice for restoring full capability. That’s an choice that quite a lot of wi-fi audio system simply don’t provide you with.