Thursday in CE: What is Sonos Planning For June 6th Event?
Sonos has been making a lot of noise lately, sending a few shots across Apple's HomePod bow and joining a CI-focused buying group. Staying busy, they are excited to host a home theater event June 6 in San Francisco, and we expect a slew of new announcements.
First and foremost, we can pretty well guess that we're going to see an all-in-one home theater smart speaker that opts for an HDMI port alongside an optical port, originally sniffed out by Variety and an FCC filing. Codenamed the S14, a Sonos spokesperson declined to comment on the filing. “We are constantly looking at new ways to deliver the best possible experiences for our customers,” she said via email to Variety. “We do not have any additional details to share.”
According to the mostly redacted filing, the "model S14 is a high-performance all-in-one home theater smart speaker and part of Sonos’ home sound system.” And it is safe to assume this will be in the same league as the ever popular Playbase launched about a year ago, and a distant cousin of the Playbar from 2013.