IKEA, a company many associate with affordable, nicely-designed furniture. However, in recent years, the company has started shifting towards other product categories, like speakers. In 2019, the company announced a partnership with Sonos which resulted in the Symfonisk line of speakers, and it looks like that collaboration is far from over.
In an Instagram Story that IKEA shared, it seems that they are working with Sonos on a new set of speakers, possibly more. According to The Verge, one of the new speakers is a revamped model of the Symfonisk table lamp, which according to the publication will basically have the sound quality of the Sonos Play:1 but will come in the form factor of a table lamp.
The second speaker that both companies are developing is also said to come in the form of a wall art speaker, but apparently one of the selling points of this speaker is that it has been designed to blend in your furniture, meaning that it won’t stand out like a sore thumb in case that’s the kind of aesthetic you’re going for.
This seems to be a trend we’re seeing these days where companies create tech gadgets designed to blend into the home. There’s no word on when either of these devices will be launched, but they were spotted at the FCC which suggests that they could be launching soon.
Filed in Connected Objects, Ikea, IoT (Internet of Things), Social Hit, Sonos and Speakers. Source: theverge. Read more about