If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. I'm here to tell you all about a sale that might just make your weekend. It's the kind of deal that only comes along once in a blue moon, like finding a diamond in the rough. Right now, the first generation Sonos One speaker, which typically retails for $199, is available on Amazon for just $149.99.
Sonos just launched its new smart speaker, the Sonos One. The device has Amazon's Alexa smart assistant built-in, marking the first time a Sonos speaker has voice control. I had a chance to hear a little of what the Sonos One is capable of at its grand unveiling in New York City. I listened to some tunes, then saw how it takes advantage of the new Alexa integration to act as a smart hub to connect with other Sonos speakers in a closed-off demo room. The Sonos One works just fine as a smart hub, from what I saw and heard -- you use it just like Amazon's Echo line -- but it really stands out with rich audio quality and the ability to connect with and control other Sonos speakers all around their house to create a premium smart audio platform.
Sonos has finally announced its own smart speaker that's powered by Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. Called the Sonos One, the upcoming smart speaker will arrive on Oct. 24 for $199. The Sonos One will work with different voice assistants, but at launch it will be powered by Alexa, the same digital assistant that's on Amazon's Echo speakers. The company says that its smart speaker will also work with Google Assistant in 2018, making the Sonos One the very first smart speaker that support multiple voice services. "We live in a golden age of streaming entertainment," Sonos CEO Patrick Spence said.