Thursday, July 30, 2009
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 07:00 AM
"The Sonos® Controller gives you instant, wireless access to all your music and all your rooms at the touch of a finger. The full-color VGA display, ultra-responsive touch screen and dedicated buttons make it a joy to use. And it’s 100% dedicated to multi-room music control — pick it up or touch the screen and it’s ready to go. With the Controller in hand you can quickly find and play music from your personal music library, Internet radio and the most popular online music services."
If you are one of the people lucky enough to use Sonos to pipe music throughout your house, Sonos has a treat for you. The CR200 is an update of their remote control offering a high resolution screen with touch capabilities. Now you could argue that you already have a remote control, either from your computer, or if you have an iPhone, there is an app for that. Unfortunately, this means carrying your computer around the house or living with the simple interface that the iPhone app offers. The CR200 is designed to do one thing, and one thing well, and if you already have Sonos products, chances are, the $350 bite will not hurt one bit. I'm still stuck using Shoutcast and FM transmitters to get music around the house, and controlling the whole mess can be a pain. I can definately see the benefit of having a dedicated setup and a dedicated controller that lets you enjoy your music quickly and easily.