The Sonos BOOST is retailing for S$199 in Singapore.
It is retailing for US$99 (S$141) on Amazon and doesn’t ship to Singapore directly. Since the price difference before freight forwarding is only about S$60, it is not really worth getting it over at Amazon.
Sonos BOOST creates a dedicated wireless network for use by Sonos and hence it eliminates interference from other wireless devices on your existing Wi-Fi.
The reason I bought the Sonos BOOST is because I have issues connecting my second PLAY:1 to my Sonos network. The second PLAY:1 is connected via LAN as well and it manages to receive an IP from the router. However, my iOS Sonos controller is unable to connect to it. I tried factory resetting my second PLAY:1 and switching off and on my router again but that didn’t work.
It seems a few other people also encountered the same issue of unable to connect the second Sonos to the Sonos network.
Using the Sonos BOOST, it works fine and I guess in terms of wiring, there is only one power wire to my PLAY:1s which looks neater.
- Buttons: Connect Button
- LEDs: LED indicates BOOST status.
- Finish: White, high quality poly-carbonate material.
- Ethernet Port: 2x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports to connect to a wired home network and bring standard Internet connectivity to other devices.
- Power: 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 33 x 115 x 115 (mm)
- Weight: 190g