SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — January 5, 2005 — The award-winning Sonos Digital Music System has been recognized by the international Industry Forum Design Community with a 2005 iF Design Award in the consumer electronics & telecommunications category. Sonos is the first and only multi-zone digital music system with a wireless, full-color LCD screen controller that lets consumers play all their digital music, all over their home, while controlling it all from the palm of their hand.
The international award is presented to products that “enhance appreciation for excellent design, draw attention to outstanding design achievements and help users recognize the different nuances in a complex product world.”
“We are thrilled by the continued recognition our colleagues in the design community have presented the Sonos Digital Music System,” said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. “This recognition provides us reassurance that our focus on ease-of-use and quality of design is on track with our target consumer.”
During development, Sonos’ internal design team partnered with an industry-leading group of firms. Instrumental in bringing the Sonos Digital Music System to market are Gecko Design Inc., Inventec Multimedia & Telecom Corp., PixelMEDIA and Y Studios.
The Sonos Digital Music System will be sold online and at select retailers. Each ZonePlayer will retail for $499.00. Each Controller will retail for $399.00. Sonos will offer an introductory bundle of two ZonePlayers and a Controller for $1,199.00.
To find out more about the Sonos Digital Music System or place an order, please visit www.sonos.com.
About iF Design Awards
The iF seal serves as a decision-making tool in the marketplace. An iF award is a symbol of a company’s commitment to innovation and its willingness to face the competition. Since its inauguration in 1953, the iF design award has existed as an enduring, prestigious trademark for outstanding design. Today, this award is regarded as one of the most important design competitions worldwide, attracting over 1,800 entries from 30 different countries every year. The jury, composed of top international designers, not only critically examines and selects the award-winning entries, but also guarantees iF’s special status and the high-quality reputation of the iF label. More information about the awards can be found at http://www.ifdesign.de/awards_index_e.
About Sonos, Inc.
Sonos has a team of highly-talented, music-loving software developers, audio engineers, hardware engineers, industrial and interactive designers, and usability engineers. Working side-by-side, they’ve created the Sonos Digital Music System, the first and only multi-room digital music system with a wireless, full-color LCD screen controller. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with offices in Cambridge, MA. To find out more about the company or the Sonos Digital Music System, please visit: www.sonos.com.
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