Sonos Controller for iPad puts new features at your fingertips in its latest update. You are now able to play and pause music with the push of a single button, and press the button twice to skip to the next track. Another feature makes it easier for you to control Sonos from multiple households without the need to reset the controllers.
Lastly, Sonos has released PLAY:1, a mini wireless speaker with quality sound that you can control through the controller app. PLAY:1 can be purchased for $199, putting the sound of music in any location inside your home.
As a heavy music consumer, it is hard for me to imagine a day in my life without the wonderful aid of any of a number of different genres of audio entertainment. Rarely is there a moment where I do not have a headphone attached to my ear or a speaker of some sort blaring lord knows what. You can pretty much guarantee that as long as it doesn't have country twang, I am listening to it. There is one small problem with using my iPhone as a media device however, namely a space limitation on my poor little iPhone 3G. Between reviewing apps here on the mothership 148Apps and games over at The Portable Gamer, I never have enough space for my media.
This is where some of the innovative products from Sonos come into play. A perfect example of their hardware includes the S5 media player, which Jeff reviewed for us back in June and received rather stellar ratings. Until now the only way to either control or experience the nirvana of these magical musical mavens was through an iPhone/iTouch application for media management. Fortunately for all of us, the developers over at Sonos have decided to finally make the jump to the HD era, designing a completely new iPad app from the ground up, made to take advantage of the best features of the groundbreaking iOS device.
Sonos has even gone as far as to create a trailer to debut their newest technology, which you can find below:
Though I will admit that I am not familiar with the original iPhone/iTouch application, this new piece of software looks like a brilliant way to bring together a true media center for the home and marry it with the sleek and sexy visual appeal of an iPad. I know that video game consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been attempting to do this for years to no avail, but this may finally be someone doing it right.