Sonos' WD100 iPod Dock Floats Music Wirelessly to Multi-Room Systems

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Designed for use with a ZonePlayer multi-room system, the WD100 iPod/iPhone dock sends music wirelessly around the house. There's not much of note here, but existing Sonos users can snap up the cheap-as-chips $119 dock from next month.

SONOS INTRODUCES THE SONOS WIRELESS DOCK

New Sonos iPod accessory will be available by the end of October

SANTA BARBARA, CA - September 23, 2010 - Sonos, the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home, today introduced the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100), an accessory to the award-winning Sonos Multi-Room Music System. With the Sonos Wireless Dock you can now play all of the music from an iPod or iPhone in every room of the house. The Sonos Wireless Dock will be available for $119 beginning by the end of October.

"The Sonos Wireless Dock is the perfect accessory for our music loving customers who own an iPod or iPhone and want to enjoy the music stored on them in any or every room of the home," said Phil Abram, President, Sonos, Inc. "This new dock reinforces our mission to provide our customers with access to all of the music on the planet, including everything available on an iPod and iPhone in the home."

The Sonos Wireless Dock accesses all of the music stored or playing on an iPhone or iPod and sends it wirelessly to Sonos ZonePlayers all throughout your home – before converting the music to analog – guaranteeing the best possible audio quality.

The Sonos Wireless Dock is compatible with the following devices: iPod touch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

For more information about Sonos or to locate an authorized Sonos dealer in your area, please visit www.sonos.com.

DISCUSSION

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roger.donoghue

It's cheap in terms of Sonos products - although all this does is eliminate the need for you to store your music on your PC or an external network disk - which ALL sonos users do at the moment anyhow. The beauty of the Sonos system is that your music can sit on an ethernet NAS and is always accessible regardless of whether your PC is on or not, or now, whether your iPod is docked or not. That and the music stays in sync in all zones, plus individual zone control.

If you have an iPod/phone then you must have your music collection on a PC or Mac somewhere anyhow - so this new dock basically means you don't need to buy a $100 ethernet disk OR leave your PC on all the time.

The Ethernet disk is still the way to go - always on and always ready. Use your iPod/phone as a controller and leave it at that.