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Tech & ScienceIkea and Sonos unveil new Symfonisk speakers for bookshelves and table lamps

19:40  08 april  2019
19:40  08 april  2019 Source:   bgr.com

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IKEA today confirmed its plans to announce the Symfonisk line of speakers during the Milan Furniture Fair, which takes place next month. The Symfonisk speakers come out of a long-term partnership between IKEA and Sonos , resulting in unique products like a speaker that doubles as a bookshelf .

Sonos says that the final products will fully integrate with Sonos ’ existing range of wireless speakers and Ikea ’s "Home Smart" range of Trådfris smart In keeping with the theme of democratization, you can expect the new Symfonisk range to lower the cost of entry into the Sonos ecosystem which

Ikea and Sonos unveil new Symfonisk speakers for bookshelves and table lamps © Provided by Penske Media Corporation SYMFONISK_Bookshelf_2

The partnership between Ikea and Sonos that was first announced back in 2017, promising an integration of Sonos’ high-quality audio devices with Ikea products, has resulted in a sleek new series of speakers under the Symfonisk banner that both companies are showing off this week for the first time in Milan.

The products they’ll be formally unveiling during the Salone del Mobile design show there include a table lamp with a Wi-Fi speaker, as well as a bookshelf Wi-Fi speaker, both of which are expected to go on sale in August.

You can see the first official images in this post of both products, which are compatible with Sonos’ own product lineup and can be controlled through the Sonos mobile app.

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Last year IKEA announced that they would be teaming up with Sonos to create a set of smart speakers . The company has announced that together with Sonos , they will be unveiled their SYMFONISK speaker at the FEEL HOME event in Milan in April.

The Swedish company has revealed the new products ahead of its April 9th event to celebrate the Red Dot design award it just won. These are the IKEA products that won a 2019 Red Dot design award. Along with the Symfonisk speaker , IKEA won the coveted prize for eight other creations of its

We got a hint of the direction that both companies’ partnership was taking last year, when Ikea showed a few prototype speaker designs at a Democratic Design Days event in Sweden. Teaming up with Sonos was a way for Ikea to find new ways to blend sound and furniture design in the home, potentially making it a lot cheaper to get started with a top-notch home sound system.

Ikea and Sonos unveil new Symfonisk speakers for bookshelves and table lamps © Provided by Penske Media Corporation rsz_symfonisk_range_2-Cropped

The new table lamp, with its included Wi-Fi speaker, is meant to declutter the home and keep it free of devices and cords while also introducing a new piece of hardware that plays the music the user wants to hear. A news release lists the recommended price as $179.

“We knew from the start that we wanted to challenge the traditional high-tech aesthetics,” said Iina Vuorivirta, one of the lamp designers at Ikea of Sweden. “The lamp-speaker partly springs from the idea of the fireplace — one single piece that spreads warm light as well as sound.”

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Furniture giant Ikea is getting ready to roll out its Sonos -powered smart speakers later this year: The company revealed in a video Friday that it will launch its Symfonisk Ikea and Sonos first announced their collaboration in late 2017. Under the plan, Ikea will build internet-connected speakers that are

The first in a series of speakers from the collaboration between the Swedish home brand and SoCal-based audio firm, the Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk Bookshelf Speaker exudes Scandinavian design. Although details are scant ahead of its Milan debut — scheduled for April 9-14 — we do know that the

Sonos vice president of design Tad Toulis said the partnership with Ikea represented an opportunity to create products neither company could develop on its own. “To this end, since music and light are both instrumental in creating a sense of place, we developed a product that can deliver both — the Symfonisk lamp speaker,” Toulis said.

The bookshelf speaker, meanwhile, can rest either horizontally or vertically. It’s meant to blend comfortably into the owner’s home, and not necessarily to stand out as a speaker, and it also comes with a number of hooks that allow it to be attached to, say, almost any kitchen rail. Its listed sales price is $99.

“Creating atmosphere and convenience are central in the creation of the Ikea Home Smart concept, and the Symfonisk range is perfectly designed with that in mind,” said Björn Block, Business Leader for Ikea Home Smart at Ikea of Sweden. “Ikea is always looking for ideas that improve life at home. By integrating technology with home furnishing products and solutions, we can do that in an even better way.”

Ikea and Sonos unveil new Symfonisk speakers for bookshelves and table lamps © Provided by Penske Media Corporation SYMFONISK_Lamp_1

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