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Sonos CR200 to get capacitive touchscreen, $350 price

updated 10:45 pm EDT, Tue July 7, 2009

Sonos CR200 details leaked

Confirming an earlier image leak showing Sonos' upcoming CR200 remote control, the company accidentally slipped the product page ahead of schedule. The device features a smaller profile than its predecessor, but with a considerably larger display. The 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen will now serve as the primary control interface, enabling users to flick through content or search for items by using an onscreen keyboard.

The CR200 utilizes a brushed aluminum housing, along with a glass screen and backlighting that is claimed to be suitable for outdoor use. A light sensor enables the screen and button backlights to be automatically activated, while a motion sensor wakes the device when it is picked up. The company lists a battery life of between two and five days, although users can swap the battery if needed.

The CR200 will be available for $350, or as part of the Bundle 250 for $290. The launch date remains unknown, however the presence of a staging page suggests the formal introduction may be close. [via Engadget]

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