Sonos ZonePlayer S5 starts shipping in black; still costs $399

The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 wireless music speaker system is now available not just in white, but also in black now. It's always nice to have options, right?

The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 wireless music speaker system is now available not just in white, but also in black now. It's always nice to have options, right?

The Sonos S5 model boasts five integrated speakers as well as five digital dedicated amplifiers to fill the entire room with your selected beats. The speaker system can be controlled by several different devices, such as an iPhone or iPod Touch (via a downloadable app), or any Sonos remote control. It's also ready to stream music from a variety of potential music sources, like an iPod, iTunes, or Internet radio programs like Last.fm or Pandora.

So what's different besides the new exterior shade? Nothing really. Not even that $399 price tag. Apparently it's "applauded by experts as one of the Gadgets of the Year," although no "experts" are specifically mentioned.