IKEA, new products developed in collaboration with Sonos are coming

IKEA, new products developed in collaboration with Sonos are coming


Furniture giant IKEA and SONOS, a company known for the quality of its audio products, continue their collaboration and should soon present, at least according to a recent story posted on Instagram, new products of the “Symfonisk” line.

As reported by the colleagues of The Verge, in fact, the first of these, of which you can find the registration with the FCC body at this address, will be a renewed version of the Symfonisk table lamp, which in practice should offer sound quality of Sonos Play: 1 at the same price as the previous model. The real novelty of this 2021 should be a work of art to hang on the wall with integrated speakers. We do not know if the new article, known by the code name "Titan", will allow the speaker to be moved to other panels as well, but, according to the FCC, it seems that it will be equipped with a "wireless module".

In in case you were not aware of it, the Symfonisk range tries to offer a fusion between two entities: the visual and the sound. In fact, the series currently includes a table lamp with wi-fi speaker and a wi-fi bookshelf speaker, both compatible with Sonos products and easy to control with the Sonos app. The first is at the same time a design object that can be easily coordinated with any style of furniture and a good quality wi-fi speaker. The Wi-Fi bookshelf speaker, on the other hand, is a multifunctional but more traditional device, capable of interfacing with various other products and integrating into many different environments thanks to its versatility and the possibility of hiding it or leaving it visible

Currently, we just have to wait for an official release from the two companies.

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Sonos and Ikea might be teaming up to offer speakers that look like art

Sonos and Ikea appear to be getting ready to announce one — and possibly two — new products in their combined Symfonisk line of wireless speakers. The first new product is likely a revamp of the existing $229 Symfonisk Table Lamp, which embeds a Sonos Play:1 speaker in the base of an Ikea-designed lamp, according to a report by The Verge.

Given Ikea’s commitment to smart home products like its line of smart blinds and smart light bulbs, it wouldn’t surprise us if the next version of the Table Lamp included the Sonos One’s ability to be used as a smart speaker with your choice of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa as the voice assistant.

The second product is more intriguing: A possible wall speaker that can masquerade as a piece of art. The details are still sketchy at the moment, but according to two Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings unearthed by The Verge, this new speaker might take the form of a base module that can then be customized with a variety of different wall art.

Digital Trends reached out to Sonos for confirmation, but we were simply told, “The partnership is stronger than ever and we’re excited about the products we’re working on together. We look [forward to] sharing more when the time is right.”

The FCC documents don’t yield enough information to make this assessment. The only publicly available details are a model number (E1913), a description (“Wireless Device”), and a small rectangular diagram showing the placement of the mandatory FCC ID label. However, Chris Welch at The Verge claims that his publication has seen an early image of this product, which he says is codenamed “Titan.”

A wireless speaker disguised as wall art wouldn’t be out of character for Ikea. Not only has it hidden a speaker inside a lamp (and a bookshelf), but it also has a line of Bluetooth speakers known as Eneby that come in 8-inch by 8-inch and 12-inch by 12-inch sizes that are designed to integrate seamlessly into the company’s many shelving units.

The next Symfonisk speaker may simply be an evolution of this concept, giving customers the benefits of the Sonos wireless ecosystem along with a choice of artistic covers for the speaker.

It has been almost two years since Sonos and Ikea debuted their partnership in the form of the Symfonisk line of wireless speakers. The $129 Symfonisk Bookshelf Speaker remains the most affordable Sonos speaker.

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