Sonos launches limited edition Blue Note Play:1 speaker

The "Sonos x Blue Note Play:1" speaker has a "vertical fade finish from dark navy to cerulean blue", fitting for the record label that takes its name from the "blue notes" that typify blues and jazz music.

The limited edition Play:1 will cost £220 via the Sonos website - as opposed to £169 for a standard Play:1 - and the release date is set to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

And if you happen to be in Los Angeles, you'll be able to see the famous Capitol Records Tower turned a kind of blue (yes, we know that wasn't a Blue Note album) this evening [4th February] as part of a "Sonos x Blue Note" event.

As part of the collaboration, last year Sonos launched a special Blue Note Records channel full of playlists selected by Blue Note artist and record producer, Don Was. This is available to all Sonos users within the Radio section of the Sonos app.

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The channel features two dedicated Blue Note stations: Blue Note 101, which features the greatest hits from the Blue Note back catalogue, which spans 1939 to 2014, and Born in Blue, which focuses on Blue Note tracks that have been sampled in hip-hop, featuring tunes from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, J Dilla and the Beastie Boys.

This is the second Sonos announcement of 2015, following the recent launch of the new version of the Sonos app - available in beta now for Android users and coming soon to iOS - which aims to make the Sonos app experience simpler to navigate.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).