Sonos is releasing an exclusive Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition smart speaker

The Sonos Play:5 (opens in new tab) is the largest, best-sounding smart speaker currently available from Sonos (opens in new tab), and it's about to receive an exclusive limited design that'll make you fight for your right to buy it. In collaboration with the Beastie Boys, Sonos is bringing the Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition (opens in new tab) to stores later this year at the speaker's regular price of $499 with all proceeds going to charity.

The Beastie Boys Edition of the speaker will feature a new logo design for the band by artist Barry McGee applied in red on its grille. It comes in monochromatic white otherwise, offering a clean aesthetic for any home. Inside the speaker are the Play:5's standard set of six amplifiers with six speaker drivers. While it doesn't include Alexa built-in like the Sonos One (opens in new tab) does, it can be controlled with your voice by connecting an Amazon Echo Dot (opens in new tab) or another Alexa-enabled device. You can also control it using the Sonos app on your iOS or Android device. That'll allow you to stream music wirelessly from services like Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify once Wi-Fi is set-up.

Fans of the band will have an early chance to get their hands on a signed version of the new Play:5 speaker at the Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct tour which begins on October 29 in New York City. The tour is planned alongside the release of the new Beastie Boys Book (opens in new tab) which covers the story of the band in the members' own words for the first time ever.

At the upcoming shows, fans will be treated to readings from the book, conversations between the band members, a Beastie Boys exhibit, and the opportunity to enter to win an autographed Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition speaker. For those who aren't lucky enough to win such a prize, you'll be able to purchase the new edition of the speaker later this December via the Sonos website (opens in new tab) and select retailers which are yet to be announced.

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Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.
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  • The wife already said "no" - flat out, unless I could sell my existing Play:5 (gen 2) for $450. Come on fans, hook a brother up!