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Sonos® Wireless Dock 100

Wirelessly play music from an iPod® or iPhone® throughout your home

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by Tara W.
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Even more of your favorite music — anywhere in your home

Sonos dock with iPod

Keep the music playing. Walk into the house after a jog, pop the earbuds out of your ears and pop your iPod into this Sonos wireless dock. It'll automatically pump your favorite tunes to any Sonos players in your home, so you can keep listening to music from your iPod. This dock lets you access all the music stored on your player as well as some music apps (like those found on an iPod touch® or iPhone). It even charges your player.



The background on Sonos multi-room music systems

S5 in kitchen

Here's how a Sonos system works. Place ZonePlayers in every room where you want to listen to music. The players connect to your home network — one player makes a wired connection, and communicates with all other players using Sonos' proprietary wireless network. This network, known for its extensive range and superior performance, gives you house-wide access to tunes stored on your PC along with a wealth of Internet music choices.

Total control in the palm of your hand

Another main attraction of this system is the ease of controlling it. Free apps for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ phones let you use any of these devices as a handheld wireless touchscreen controller. You can even create customized playlists on the fly for individual zones, or for playback over your entire Sonos system.

Highlights:

  • allows you to play music from your iPod in any room with a Sonos player
  • for docking iPods, including the 120GB iPod classic, curved screen iPod nano, and iPod touch
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 4
  • wirelessly connects to Sonos players and controllers via proprietary Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless technology
  • control playback with an iPod touch® or other smart devices
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each ZonePlayer plays individually selected music)
  • AC adapter included
  • 3-13/16"W x 1-1/8"H x 3-1/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

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  • Wireless iPod/iPhone dock
  • Universal iPod/iPhone dock adapter insert (installed)
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' cord)
  • Instruction booklet
  • Setup Instructions
  • Sonos Support Team contact information

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Features

Overview: The Sonos Dock (formerly the Wireless Dock or WD100) lets you play music from select iPods or iPhones on a Sonos Digital Music System throughout your home. You can wirelessly play all the music that's stored or playing (including many music apps) on your iPod or iPhone in all the rooms of your home or office where you have Sonos.

Note: At least one Sonos player (Connect, Connect:Amp, Play:3 or Play:5) must be set up before the Sonos Dock can be added to your music system. If a software update is available, be sure to update your Sonos system before adding the Dock.

SonosNet 2.0 Wireless Mesh Network Technology: SonosNet 2.0 is a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network. This state-of-the-art wireless technology allows you to place the Sonos Dock wherever you want in your home and dock your iPod or iPhone so you can play back the music stored on your iPod/iPhone on any or all the Sonos players in your house.

High Fidelity Audio: The Sonos Dock directly accesses the digital music stored on your iPhone or iPod and sends it wirelessly to Sonos players all throughout your home. The Dock delivers the highest fidelity audio quality by playing the digital music stored on your iPod or iPhone without ever converting it to analog like most conventional iPod/iPhone docks. The Dock sends your digital music files wirelessly to Sonos players throughout your home preserving the sound quality from the iPod/iPhone to the speaker, ensuring you get the highest fidelity sound.

iPod Compatibility: The Sonos Dock is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions (as of June 2012):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out CR200 Controller (optional) iPod/iPad Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color-screen
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th N N N N N N N
classic 80GB Y N Y Y O O Y
120GB Y N Y Y O O Y
160GB Y N Y Y O O Y
iPod nano 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
3rd Y N Y Y O O Y
4th Y N Y Y O O Y
5th Y N Y Y O O Y
6th Y N Y Y O O Y
iPod touch 1st Y N Y Y O O Y
2nd Y N Y Y O O Y
3rd Y N Y Y O O Y
4th Y N Y Y O O Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y O O Y
3G Y N Y Y O O Y
3GS Y N Y Y O O Y
4 Y N Y Y O O Y
4S Y N Y Y O O Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Music Playback: The Sonos Dock will play music stored or playing on an iPod or iPhone, including many music apps.

Autoplay Mode: You can dock your iPod or iPhone and the music that's been playing automatically starts playing on your Sonos system. Autoplay mode provides a seamless transition between your portable and home audio experience. You can walk in the door, place your device in the dock, and the music that's playing on your iPod or iPhone automatically starts playing over your Sonos system. Autoplay is supported from any compatible docked iPod or iPhone to any Sonos player or group of zones.

Autoplay Zone: You can select the zone (or group of zones) where your docked iPod/iPhone's music will automatically play and the desired volume level. This is the zone that will automatically play audio if you start music directly from an iPod or iPhone when it is seated in the wireless dock.

Multi-Room Playback: You can wirelessly play the same song from a docked iPod or iPhone in every room of the house through your Sonos system, perfectly synchronized.

Flexible Music Control: You can browse and select the music from either your docked iPod/iPhone or any Sonos Controller (sold separately). You can select music directly from your device when it is seated in the dock (autoplay mode), or you can use any Sonos Controller to make music selections and control playback (accessory mode). Using the optional Sonos Controller, you can browse your iPod/iPhone's music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Genre, Song, Composer, Audiobook, or Podcast.

Information Display: The Sonos Dock does not feature an LCD screen and does not offer music information display. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen to view song information. Using the optional Sonos Controller, you can view Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, Album title, and Album art.

Volume Control: The Sonos Dock features volume controls to adjust the audio output level of the dock to your Sonos system.

Charging: The Sonos Dock quickly charges your iPod or iPhone while it's seated in the dock. The Dock supports 1 Amp charging, the latest specification from Apple.

LED Indicators: The Sonos Dock is equipped with two status indicator lights to indicate operating status of the dock.

  • LED flashes white when powered up; flashes green and white when connecting to your Sonos Multi-Room Music System.
  • LED solid white when powered up and connected to your Sonos Multi-Room Music System (normal operation).
  • LED flashes red if the device in the dock is not a supported model.

Power Supply: The Sonos Dock is powered by standard AC household current using the supplied AC power adapter.

 
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4 out of 5

Great but not Perfect....

Written By tripper, McKinney, Texas on Thursday, September 01, 2011
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This is a great addition to my Sonos system (14 zones). I don't use it much myself as all my recorded music is on a NAS, but it is great for guests, giving them a chance to 'plug in' their music and share it with others. The only negative (as mentioned before) is that a number of the older ipods are not compatible with the dock. However, the newer ones including the 'touch' and iphone work great and give you access to all the music anywhere in your system. A nice addition to your Sonos System.
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3 out of 5

Good for most i-pods....but be careful.

Written By Jake, APO Germany on Saturday, November 20, 2010
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Sonos is amazing and this product fits all the typical criteria you would expect from them. It is good looking, a breeze to set up and easy to use.

The good: The dock allows access to all the music on an i-pod/phone device while sitting in another room. What is great is that from any Sonos controller you can access all the content including playlists. The sound quality is also very good. A great application would be when friends show up at a party and want to play some music that you might not have. They simply drop their i-pod/phone into the device and you have access immediately.

The bad: This device is not compatible with older ipods. I have several older devices and they do not work. When I saw "supports I-pod classic", I figured mine must be a classic. This is not the case. When I went to the Sonos site, I found that there are many versions that are not supported. Check their site for compatibility.

The scary: I am not saying that it is the fault of the Sonos device but within a week of owning the dock, two non-supported Sonos i-pods, died completely after interfacing with the unit. One while in the cradle. Sonos tech support, which is great, could not see how the dock could have done this. I'm sure they tested everything thoroughly but the coincidence seems fishy.
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