Sonos & Best Buy Team Up to Bring the Digital Music Revolution to Homes Nationwide
Sonos, Inc., the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the digital home, today announced the award-winning Sonos Digital Music System is now available at more than 440 Best Buy locations across the United States. Sonos will be featured in more than 600 Best Buy locations before the end of 2007. Sonos will be spotlighted with a live, interactive multi-zone demonstration. Sonos is also now available at www.bestbuy.com.
Best Buy will carry the Sonos product line, including the new Sonos Bundle 130 (BU130). The BU130, which retails for $999, is the most convenient and cost effective way for new Sonos customers to get started playing digital music in two rooms of their house with wireless control from the palm of their hand. Now, in one package, a new customer will find a ZonePlayer 80 (ZP80) which can be connected to an existing stereo or home theater receiver to instantly make it part of a digital music system; a ZonePlayer 100 (ZP100) which can be connected to speakers and placed in any room; and a Sonos Controller (CR100) providing wireless multi-room control of all your music from any room in the house.
“The growing popularity of digital music at home means more consumers are looking for these types of systems at Best Buy,” said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. “We are pleased to work with Best Buy to bring the magic of music all over the house to music lovers across the country.”
“At Best Buy we are always looking for new and exciting solutions that can enhance people’s lives,” said Mike Vitelli, senior vice president of consumer electronics for Best Buy. “We know our customers love music and are looking for ways to get their collections from their computers throughout their homes. Sonos is a great example of a simple but effective solution that helps people realize the true benefits of technology.”
“ABI forecasts that the networked home audio market will reach $7.2 billion by the year 2012,” said Michael Wolf, Director of Digital Home Research for ABI Research. “Sonos’ availability in Best Buy is indicative of how the market for whole-home networked audio equipment is quickly moving into the mainstream. The growth we forecast for the market in the coming years is due in large part to this movement.”
Sonos is the first wireless, multi-room digital music system that lets you play digital music all over your house — and control it from the palm of your hand. With a wireless Sonos Controller, you’ll have plug-and-play access to millions of songs — including music services, Internet radio and your personal digital music collection. And, with Sonos ZonePlayers in the rooms of your choice, you can play the same song in different rooms, or different songs in different rooms! To learn more about Sonos, please visit www.sonos.com.
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) operates a global portfolio of brands with a commitment to growth and innovation. Our employees strive to provide customers around the world with superior experiences by responding to their unique needs and aspirations. We sell consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services through more than 1,150 retail stores across the United States, throughout Canada and in China. Our multi-channel operations include: Best Buy (BestBuy.com, BestBuy.ca and BestBuy.com.cn), Future Shop (FutureShop.ca), Geek Squad (GeekSquad.com and GeekSquad.ca), Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath Centers (PacificSales.com), Magnolia Audio Video (Magnoliaav.com) and Jiangsu Five Star Appliance Co. (Five-Star.cn). Best Buy supports the communities in which its employees work and live through volunteerism and grants that benefit children and education.
About Sonos, Inc.
Sonos is the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the digital home. By partnering with audio services like Audible.com, eMusic, MTV Networks’ URGE, Napster™, Pandora, Rhapsody, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! Music™ Unlimited, the Zune Marketplace, and more, Sonos gives music lovers instant plug-and-play access to millions of songs, unlimited radio and audiobooks that can be enjoyed all over the house. The award-winning Sonos Digital Music System is available at more than 2500 retailers in over 50 countries worldwide; or direct from Sonos at www.sonos.com. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA, Hilversum, Netherlands and Penang, Malaysia. To find out more about the company or the Sonos Digital Music System, please visit: www.sonos.com.