If you spend time around people who are serious about audio, you’ll probably have heard of Sonos.
Sonos produces a range of smart speakers and audio peripherals, all of which can be controlled by an app. Purchase one for the room in which you listen to audio the most, then if you find yourself gripped by Sonosthesia (a term Jonathan Mosen has coined to define the condition of being totally fixated with Sonos) build up your system over time so it’s an integrated, multi-room experience. Use one app to control all the music in every room you have Sonos equipment. It’s powerful, elegant, and the speakers sound incredible.
Written by Jonathan Mosen, Sonosthesia is a comprehensive guide to the Sonos ecosystem from a blindness perspective.
Sonos equipment has a justified reputation for being best-in-class, but it’s not inexpensive. If you’re curious about what Sonos can do and how accessible it is before you take the plunge, buying a copy of Sonosthesia is a small investment to help you better understand whether a Sonos system would meet your needs.
If you have Sonos already and want to ensure you’re using it to the max, or you’re thinking about expanding your system with another product from the range, there’s plenty in Sonosthesia for you too.
Sonosthesia is many things. It’s an accessible buyer’s guide that offers plenty of information sighted people can glean from the pictures but blind people want to have explained in words. Sonosthesia contains a detailed description of every currently available Sonos product, with clear information about their layout and why you might choose one product over another in a given situation. Whether you want to build a wireless surround sound system in your living room for an immersive experience, connect Sonos to your existing rack system, or get just the right speaker for a room in your home, Sonosthesia explains it all.
Sonosthesia is a users’ guide, all written from a blindness perspective. You’ll get detailed instructions about how to set up your first Sonos product even when you can’t see the pretty indicator lights, and easily add devices to the system over time.
The book provides clear and detailed step-by-step instructions to help you get to know your Sonos app. iOS or Windows are referenced specifically, and much of the information can also be extrapolated to Mac and Android.
Sonosthesia is a tips and tricks treasure-trove. You’ll learn how easy it is to have Sonos play your favourite radio show in a particular room at a given time, pipe audio into one or multiple rooms, ensure that you can play music stored on all the computers and devices in your home, and many more tips and tricks.
Sonosthesia is a service guide. It contains a comprehensive guide to all the services available through Sonos, with a description of each one. So if you already own a Sonos but you’re not sure about whether signing up for some of the services might benefit you, tap into all the information you need, all in one place.
Sonosthesia is a geek’s guide. Even if you’re a Sonos veteran, there’s something for you in the chapter on advanced topics. Learn about the web server built into every Sonos product and how you can access it. Third-party apps provide Apple Watch support, help you broadcast your voice around your house and more. By installing some third-party software, even control your Sonos system using a web browser on devices where there’s no official app, like a blindness proprietary note taker.
Sonosthesia covers integrating your set-up with popular protocols such as AirPlay, Bluetooth and Chromecast audio.
In short, Sonosthesia is the definitive guide to Sonos from a blindness perspective. Whether you need to make sense of the Sonos range, want to ascertain whether a Sonos system is for you, or you’re a long-time user, there’s something to learn in Sonosthesia.
And it can be yours right now for just $24.95.
The Full Table of Contents
Here’s the complete Table of Contents from Sonosthesia.
Chapter One – What is Sonos?
Chapter Two – Sonos Devices
Chapter Three – Setting up Sonos
Your First Device
Adding Subsequent Devices
Chapter Four – Getting Started with Sonos
Main sections of the Sonos Controller
General comments on Layout
The Rooms Menu
The Music Menu
On This Device
Radio by TuneIn
Adding to the Queue
Editing the Queue
Deleting the Queue
The Rooms Menu
Chapter Five – Settings
Add a Player or Sub
Add a BOOST or BRIDGE
White Indicator Light
Create Stereo Pair
TV Set-up and Control
Manage Music Library
Date and Time Settings
Auto-Check for Updates
Show Media Servers
About my Sonos System
Chapter Six – Services
Adding a Service
Chapter Seven – Advanced Features
Adding a Radio Station
When it’s Not on Sonos
The Sonos Web Interface
The Status Screen
Reboot a Device
Intercom for Sonos
Sonos Web Controller
Chapter Eight – Conclusion
Sonosthesia is available right now from Mosen Consulting in ePub and PDF formats. These formats give you the flexibility to read the book in iBooks, in apps such as Voice Dream Reader, on many specialised blindness devices such as the Victor Reader Stream and Plextalk Pocket, or on your Mac and PC.
When using iOS to read the book, we highly recommend the ePub version, which renders the Table of Contents beautifully in iBooks and Voice Dream Reader. Buy now, and download your purchase instantly to get reading right away. We accept payment via PayPal, either by logging into a PayPal account if you have one, or by providing PayPal
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