I asked Cain if the skins would restrict the Connect's cooling ability (while it doesn't have an amp inside, it also doesn't have a fan), and he said Flexson uses a breathable material, sourced from 3M, that doesn't interfere with the Connect's heatsink properties. He said he's peeled the skin off the components after a full year and it hasn't left any adhesive residue. Prices for the skins start at about $30 for the Play:1.
Flexson manufactures most of its Sonos accessories in the UK, but Cain said rising demand had recently forced the company to outsource some of its production to China. "But we maintain tight quality control over the factory in China to make sure they don't start turning out junk," Cain said.
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