It looks like Sonos will soon be adding a soundbar to their lineup of wireless speakers. Today, the company won FCC approval for its PLAYBAR, label above. FCC filings show that the PLAYBAR will use WiFi to stream music, just like other products. Label location mockups of the device show a rectangular object that is similar in appearance to a soundbar, below.
Sonos hasn’t made any mention of the PLAYBAR, but today’s FCC filing is a good sign that we will be seeing the device soon.
You gotta love Sonos’ wireless home audio systems, even if you may need to take out a second mortgage on your home to purchase one. The company’s products stream music or Internet radio throughout the home, while allowing users to control their media library from an iPhone, Android device, or one of Sonos’ slick touchscreen remotes.
Today, Sonos passed a new addition to their wireless audio lineup through the FCC. Known as the Play:3, this device appears to be a compact wireless speaker. With support for dual-band wireless-N WiFi, we suspect that the Play:3 will be able to wirelessly connect to other Sonos devices. The small size and portability of the Play:3 makes the speaker a good candidate for rooms where you don’t have the space for a full audio setup, i.e. the bathroom.
No word on pricing or availability, but today’s FCC filing suggests that we will be able to soon stream audio to our porcelain jungle very soon.