Sonos today has opened up availability for their Sonos Boost hub, which for those who are unaware is a tiny little device that allows for even greater wireless range for the wireless speaker system from Sonos. The idea of the Boost is to strengthen the wireless signal in the home for those who have a Sonos speaker system already set up, something that Sonos points out is not only required if you’re using the Sonos setup for surround sound for other components like TV’s, but will also help to ensure that all the sound is perfectly in sync as it should be.
Essentially if you have Sonos speakers hooked up to your TV for a home theater setup, the Sonos Boost or Sonos Bridge is needed for sound to match up flawlessly with the picture on the TV. Sonos also points out that the Boost hub has three internal antennas that help to neutralize any interference that could come from other consumer electronics that might also cause dropouts or disconnection from the speakers, which is something you definitely don’t want if you’re enjoying a good movie or TV show, or playing games that are heavily invested with audio dialogue that plays a major role in the story. Sonos has made the Boost hub available for $99, which isn’t too bad for the benefit of making your wireless speaker signal stronger.
If you’re already heavily invested with Sonos, it might be worth your time to check out the Boost hub as it boasts up to 50% greater range according to Sonos. It’s also worth noting that any extra range can help improve the experience that Sonos can give due to having multiple speakers placed throughout the home, or if you have to stash the router in a particularly hairy spot. Since the Sonos Boost hub plugs directly into your Wireless router, it’s ensured to get the best connection to it, and from there will just “boost” the signal to the Sonos speakers connected to your system, hence the name. You can grab these from Sonos.com, Best Buy’s website, and even on Amazon. Do you use Sonos speakers? If so could you find the benefit of having the Boost?