Samsung is to compete with Sonos and launch its own wireless speakers. The Bluetooth speaker dubbed Shape M7 is priced at $399 and connects to your smartphone, tablet, and PC via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or NFC. In addition, there is a handy companion app – Samsung Hub app – that will make setup much easier on iOS and Android devices.
The Shape M7 will play music from your device, Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, Rhapsody, TuneIn Radio and a number of other third-party services. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t agreed with Spotify and Rdio yet, but most likely they will reach a deal for the new speakers to be able to compete with Sonos.
Samsung Hub app
Samsung Shape M7 can be chained with other M7s to sync music across your home. That is where the mobile app comes in handy. The $49.99 Samsung Hub app will let you enjoy the Shape M7 multi-room capabilities at full. You’ll be able to control each unit separately, including the volume. Such functions let the Shape M7 compete with Sonos Bridge, the feature that made Sonos speakers so popular.
Shape M7 Design
Samsung Shape M7 have a triangular shape. Each unit boasts a foam core woofer, 2 silk dome tweeters, 2 mid-range speakers and 5 drivers. Getting back to the speakers somewhat strange shape, they don’t look different from competing devices from the front.
Shape M7 Launch
Samsung has announced both the Shape M7 and Samsung Hub app will be available starting from October 13th at the price of $399 and $49.99, respectively.