Sonos announces Move 2 speaker with stereo sound and 24-hour battery life

The Sonos Move 2 will be released for $449, the company announced. This is Sonos’ third portable speaker after the original Move and much smaller Roam. There are several meaningful improvements to the second-generation Move: it will output stereo audio, offer more than twice the battery life of its predecessor, and the speaker has redesigned controls that match those of the recent Era 300 and Era 100. The external design is very similar to the original Move. This is still a hefty “portable” speaker, but at least there’s still a built-in handle for carrying it around your home. Inside the Move 2 are two tweeters – that’s where the stereo separation comes from – and a single woofer, with the latter focused on “mid-range vocal frequencies and deep bass.” Battery life has surged from 10 hours to an advertised 24 hours of continuous playback, so the Move 2 has more than double the endurance of the prior model. The Move 2 will come in Sonos’ standard black or white, the company is also offering a new olive green colour option.