Christmas Gift Guide: Sonos One

Sonos introduced the wonderful looking Sonos One a couple of weeks ago, a new voice-controlled smart speaker which delivers rich sound from a relatively small unit.

With smart speakers set to be a popular gift choice this Christmas (Amazon Echo and Google Home are leading the way, and Apple’s HomePod is coming soon), the best choice for music lovers has got to be the Sonos One. It comes with Amazon Alexa built in, allowing voice support for Amazon Music, iHeatRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM and TuneIn, and voice-control for Spotify is coming soon.

* Update 28/11/17 *
Alexa voice control for Spotify is now available on the Sonos One.

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The speaker is also going to be updated in 2018 with Google Assistant and the ability to connect to Apple’s Siri. It will also support Apple’s AirPlay 2 so you can play any sounds from a an iOS device - including YouTube and Netflix.

It may be a bit pricier than Google and Amazon’s smart speaker options, but the audio quality Sonos provides is more than worth the extra money, and it will certainly put a big smile on the face of the music fan you’re buying it for.

Available in either all black or all white, you can pick up the Sonos One for 199.

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