Full HAY for Sonos Limited Edition Collection Hits Stores
Back in April, Sonos announced that it would launch a very limited edition of Sonos One’s designed in collaboration with Danish design company HAY. That partnership resulted in five different colorways of the recently-released smart speaker: Forest Green, Pale Yellow, Soft Pink, Light Grey, and Vibrant Red. Those special products officially went on sale today through the company's website and at its store in New York City.
“The fundamental goal at Sonos is to give our customers an amazing listening experience,” Tad Toulis, VP of Design at Sonos, said in a statement. “Our product design philosophy focuses on achieving the elegant integration of domestic life and sound design. We strive toward this goal without compromising on acoustics, connectivity, or the listener experience. Our speakers aren’t designed to claim attention, they are designed to sound fantastic and blend naturally into their surroundings. With HAY, we’ve been able to take this integration to another level, fitting our speakers to different settings within the HAY home.”
One of the unique things about the launch of the HAY collection speakers is that when Sonos says these are a limited time offer, they truly mean it. Once these speakers are gone, that’s it—they’re gone. The same will hold true for the Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition, which is also in the works.
“At HAY, no two products are the same,” Mette Hay, Co-founder of the company, said in the statement. I believe each object has its own set of colors: a chair, a toothbrush, or a piece of porcelain can’t have the same colors, yet they can still complement each other. For the Sonos range, we were inspired by our daily home life. We wanted to create colors that were for everyone.”
The HAY for Sonos One speakers are available for $229, which is $30 more than the slightly-less-special edition of the same speaker goes for. That speaker, which we reviewed around the time of its launch, is among one of the best-sounding smart speakers on the market today. It takes the traditional Sonos sound profile that consumers have come to expect and folds in the smart-speaker element. The device launched with support for the Amazon Alexa voice assistant and has since added support for Apple’s AirPlay 2.0. Down the road it will also support Google Assistant, making this one of the most versatile and all-inclusive smart speakers that you can find.