Cradle: 3.2 x 3.0 x 2.4 inch (80. 8 x 75.1 x 60.3mm) 6.0oz (170g)
Sonos is easy to add new zones at any time in the future. Simply plug in, touch and go. All Sonos equipment will be compatible with, old or new products because of its free automated software updates. 100% dedicated to multi-room music control.
‘The CR200 bears a light sensor in the upper-left corner, and items at the top of the screen indicate Wi-Fi signal strength, the time, and battery status…’(Macworld, 2009)
Instant access to endless music
With the touch of a finger you can find and play songs from your personal music library stored on your computer, plus thousands of free Internet radio stations. Sonos also works seamlessly with the most popular music services so you can stream millions of songs and stations from the Internet to the rooms of your choice. New features and music serviced with automatic updates. With free automatic software updates you'll always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Which means your system will keep getting better even after you buy.
Ensures that every CR200 Controller works wirelessly, all over the house, so you don't have to run back and forth to your computer. Instead, you can choose exactly what to play and where to play it from anywhere - sitting on the couch or cooking in the kitchen.
Controllers aren't tied to a specific ZonePlayer, so you can use any Controller to control the music - and the volume - in all of your rooms. And there's practically no limit to how many Controllers you can have - one for every room, floor or music lover in your house. The Sonos CR200 also includes a Charging Cradle so it's always powered up and easy to find.
A Charging Cradle
A convenient and attractive way to charge your Sonos Controller. ‘…The CR200 is a truly impressive upgrade and a beautifully built piece of kit.’ CNET (UK). A Charging Cradle is not only a super easy to find your Sonos Controller, it also does double duty-charging your controller when it's at rest. Mount it on the wall (custom-fit bracket, anchors and screws are included) or place it on a table. Either way, when the controller is resting in its cool new home, it works like a charm. In fact, it's so useful; we included it with every Sonos Controller, complete with an AC Adapter for power. With this Cradle the Controller will be the absolute 'must have' for every Sonos system.
Browsing and Queuing
Browse your digital music collection by artist, album, genre, track, name, composer, or even playlist. The CR200 also empowers you to queue the right tunes for the right moment - with this controller you can build, edit, and save playlists right from the palm of your hand. Of course, what you may want to hear might differ from your spouse working upstairs. Sonos has covered all the angles so you can have multiple music queues. Use any Controller to build a separate queue of music to play in each Zone or a group of Zones throughout your house. If you desire, you can pipe classical music into the kitchen while there's a rock opera blasting in the garden - Sonos gives you the tools to make music happen where you want to hear it.
The Screen and Controls
The Sonos CR200 Controller is a wireless, handheld controller with a 3.5-inch full-colour LCD screen with adjustable LED backlighting that lets you control all your music and all your ZonePlayers from the palm of your hand. Controllers are not tied to a specific ZonePlayer, so you can use any Controller to control the music - and the volume - in any or all rooms.
The Controller provides instant access to your personal collection of music files stored on your computer, plus thousands of Internet radio stations and the most popular online music services. It comes with a Sonos Charging Cradle and high-capacity, removable battery. Add extra Controllers (sold separately) and give control to all the music lovers in your home.
If the iPhone app and CR200 are so similar, why purchase the CR200? Some Sonos owners may choose not to—the iPhone app is just that good, making the less-expensive iPod touch mighty tempting. However, in fairness to the CR200, the hardware controller has its benefits (Macworld, 2009)
Touch Screen Simplicity
Quickly find and play the music you love with the ultra-responsive touch screen display. Scroll through your music library and radio stations with a flick of your finger. View album art while browsing. Instantly find an artist, song or station by swiping your fingers across the screen.
Sonos In Depth
The CR200 is just one part of a complete Sonos Digital Music System. To make your system complete, you'll also need a Sonos ZonePlayer. With the ZonePlayers in the rooms of your choice, you can play the same song in different rooms, or different songs in different rooms, simultaneously. You can have up to 32 Sonos ZonePlayers throughout your house - from the bedroom to the garden. Connect your first ZonePlayer to your router and all the others work wirelessly. Choose between the ZP90, which connects directly to your home cinema or stereo, or the ZP120, which features its own built-in amplifier. Or better yet, choose both for the ultimate in multi-room music.
With the CR200 in hand, you'll have instant access to all your digital music, plus Internet radio, subscriptions to online audio services, and even music from your favourite CD or MP3 player. Turn off the upstairs music while you're downstairs. Change the song in the kitchen from the master bedroom. To start listening, just pick a room, pick a song, and hit play.
With Sonos ZonePlayers and any iPhone you can find and play any song from your personal collection of music stored on your computer, plus thousands of free Internet radio stations via Sonos Radio. And the Sonos Controller for iPhone works seamlessly with the most popular music services so you can stream millions of songs and stations from the Internet to the rooms of your choice.
The Sonos Controller for iPhone is a free application that turns your iPhone (or iPod touch) into a full-fledged Sonos Controller. Plus, it uses the familiar touch-screen interface and fits in your pocket so you can carry it with you all over the house. Best of all, you can download it for free on the App Store in seconds. Grouping zones and searching tracks has never been easier. You can mix and match Controllers (CR200, Desktop Controller and Sonos Controller for iPhone) for maximum flexibility. Or get started with Sonos using the iPhone you already own and one or more ZonePlayers spread throughout your house.
When it comes to browsing through music libraries, searching for songs, viewing album art, or linking and unlinking Zones, the Sonos Controller for iPhone makes it all incredibly easy. Thanks to iPhone’s intuitive touch interface, you can control your entire music experience with a touch of a finger. Quickly search for your favourite artists by typing on the virtual keyboard and browse through albums by pointing and flicking.