The champion of wireless home audio systems, Sonos has recently launched their most compact wireless speaker to date. The Play:1 also carries the smallest price tag of all of the speakers to come from Sonos at only $199 per speaker. As a special treat to fans of the wireless speaker guru, Sonos are giving away the Sonos Bridge with each Play:1 speaker for free. The offer, which will save users $50, will last until the end of 2013. Sonos Play:1 Wireless Streaming Speaker Unveiled Small Speaker, Big Sound Although the speaker is the smallest in the Sonos range at approximately 6.5 inches tall by 4.75 inches wide and weighing a little over 4lbs, the little speaker is capable of big sound. The cylinder casing, available in black or white, houses mid woofer and tweeter which has been custom designed for the job of kicking out clear sounds from the Sonos app via a smart phone or tablet. Each speaker supplies mono sound but it’s easy to add another speaker to the system to create stereo sound. More Accessible The idea of the Play:1 is to make the Sonos system more accessible to consumers who don’t need the huge $399 Play:5 option. It’s also great for people who have the Play:5 or Play:3 versions who would like an extra speaker but not one at full size. The Play:1 integrates seamlessly with existing Sonos systems as well as any other audio devices around the home. Although the Sonos Play:1 speaker now falls into other Bluetooth speakers range, the Sonos technology and level of integration sets apart from this field altogether and keeps it firmly in the high-end wireless audio home system field. It’s worth noting that there is now a play/pause button on the speaker where the mute button was on previous versions. With a double tap of the button, users can skip forward a track. This technology will be moved over to other speakers in the Sonos range at a later date. The Play:1 is available now from Best Buy and Amazon in black or white. [Image via TechnoBuffalo]