October 11, 2013
Bose SoundTouch offers whole-home streaming, locks horns with Sonos
We’ve known but few prestigious names to decorate the arena of whole-house streaming. With the music boom and acceptance of sophisticated music gear touching farther shores, Bose has introduced SoundTouch, a whole-home streaming music system. The first thing that springs to mind is the inevitable competition this will offer the Sonos offerings. The SoundTouch efficiently pushes locally-stored music as well as streamed Internet music to multiple speakers, over a WiFi connection. A series of three renditions under this line have been announced, namely SoundTouch 30, the SoundTouch 20, and the SoundTouch Portable. The Portable offers an integrated battery so you aren’t pinned down for want of power. All systems offer six preset buttons on their being, which synchronize across all speakers within range. The music can be toggled on an included OLED display.
Bose will launch the SoundTouch with support for streaming across around a thousand Internet radio stations (besides Spotify and other Sonos-endorsed stations). The system comes along with Bose’s SoundTouch app, which will be arrive in a desktop version for OS X and Windows, and mobile versions for iOS and Android. The SoundTouch 30 will arrive at at $699, while the SoundTouch 20 will cost $399. The compact SoundTouch Portable will also cost $399.
[Via – Slashgear]