Sonos sound bar

Voice your re­quests at Sonos’ new­est smart sound­bar.

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Qual­ity au­dio de­vices for do­mes­tic en­ter­tain­ment usu­ally cost a pre­mium and are rarely equipped with handy func­tions be­sides their pri­mary duty of pro­duc­ing primo sound. Need another per­sua­sive rea­son to part with those big bucks to ob­tain au­dio ex­cel­lence? Lead­ing home-sound sys­tem spe­cial­ist Sonos hears you and has come up with Sonos Beam—a sleek sound­bar that dou­bles up as a per­sonal dig­i­tal voice as­sis­tant with the built-in Ama­zon Alexa. If you are not keen on this aide, an­tic­i­pate the con­firmed fu­ture sup­port for mul­ti­ple voice as­sis­tants such as Google As­sis­tant, Ap­ple Air­Play 2 and Siri. So get used to hands-free TV con­trol and dim lights with­out mov­ing an inch from the sofa. Mis­chievous fam­ily mem­bers can still thwart your ideal sound level by mess­ing with the pause, play and vol­ume con­trols on the Beam’s body though.

Al­though smaller than its recog­nised cousins, Beam lives up to Sonos’ rep­u­ta­tion of de­liv­er­ing an ex­cep­tional home au­dio ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially in small to mid-sized liv­ing rooms. This smart sound­bar is not a lone wolf ei­ther. As part of the Sonos home sound sys­tem, own­ers have the op­tion of adding two Sonos Ones for sur­round sound, a sub for more bass, or in­te­grat­ing it into ex­ist­ing Sonos multi-room set-ups.

Hav­ing a body filled with sub­stan­tial hard­ware and smart-home ca­pa­bil­i­ties may sug­gest an in­tim­i­dat­ing price point, but at SGD699 the Beam is an af­ford­able and com­pe­tent dig­i­tal home over­seer from the Sonos au­dio ecosys­tem. Now, speak your mind and con­vey your de­mands for a fu­tur­is­tic adobe.

Sonos Beam is now avail­able at all Har­vey Nor­man stores.

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