updated 07:15 am EDT, Thu July 2, 2009
Sonos CR200 Leak
Sonos is poised to update its veteran home audio controller with its first touchscreen model as a leak has shown this morning. Where the existing controller depends on button controls and a small screen to steer the wireless audio system, the CR200 spotted by Automated Home would have a much smaller overall profile but a larger touchscreen as its near-exclusive interface. All the multi-room audio selection and track queuing of the current model appear to carry over, as would a charging cradle for power.
When the CR200 will be ready isn't specified, but when it launches it should be available "immediately." It should be matched by a new bundle that includes the updated controller with an only cosmetically modified ZonePlayer kit. Both the ZP120 and the ZP90 should also remain available by themselves.