Sonos and IKEA are persevering with their collaboration to create distinctive finances wi-fi audio system. The speaker and furnishings giants are mentioned to be engaged on a ‘wall artwork speaker’ that hides in plain sight, in line with a leak by the The Verge. A revamped Symfonisk desk lamp speaker can be within the works.
Assuming the rumours are true, this would be the second time the Swedish furnishings agency has teamed up with Sonos. Again in 2019, the 2 firms put their heads collectively to launch the £89 ($99) Symfonisk WiFi bookshelf speaker and the £150 ($179) Symfonisk table lamp with WiFi. We reasonably like each; they provide an reasonably priced solution to get Sonos into the house.
IKEA has already teased the brand new vary in an Instagram story and it appears the bookshelf speaker has been, effectively, shelved in favour of what The Verge calls a brand new “piece of wall artwork with an built-in [Sonos] speaker.”
The report even claims to have seen an early picture of the unit, codenamed ‘Titan’, and notes: “It is unclear whether or not your entire art work print is the product or if the speaker unit could be transferred between completely different exterior artwork housings.”
As for the revamped desk lamp speaker, it feels like a barely tweaked model of the present mannequin, which mainly boasts the sound high quality of a Sonos Play:1 within the type of a classy lamp.
We have seen loads of in-wall audio system through the years, together with some with customized designs printed on their cloth grilles. Certainly, Sonos launched its personal vary of architectural speaker vary again in 2019, which featured each in-wall and in-ceiling items. May the upcoming Ikea collaboration deliver that know-how to the plenty?
We’ll have to attend and see. In the intervening time, this is a take a look at Focal’s new 1000 Series custom install in-wall speakers and our choose of the best smart speakers available on the market proper now.
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