Sonos And Ikea Are Working Together On A Speaker Built Into A Wall-Hanging Artwork
Ikea and Sonos are working together on a speaker that can be built into art and then hung on your wall, according to a new report.
Ikea today posted an Instagram story that mentions the Symfonisk speakers with the Sonos logo also shown. But there was no mention of what that actually is. Now, The Verge has the details.
The first product appears to be a new lamp with a Sonos speaker built in, priced at around the $180 mark.
The Verge can exclusively share details on what’s coming. The first new product, covered in this filing, is a revamped version of the Symfonisk table lamp. It’s expected to be sold for around the same price ($179) as the original product, which basically stuffed the sound quality of a Sonos Play:1 into the body of a lamp.
The second product is said to be a piece of art that will also act as a speaker, according to the same report. The price is also thought to be considerably lower than anything that is already on the market, too.
The Verge has seen an early image of this product, codenamed “Titan,” but details about how it functions couldn’t yet be learned. Specifically, it’s unclear whether the entire artwork print is the product or if the speaker unit can be transferred between different exterior art housings. One of the two new FCC filings from Ikea and Sonos is for a “wireless module.” At a distance, it could look like any of Ikea’s wall prints, only with much more tech on the other side (and a power cord running down from the bottom).
There’s no telling when we will see these things in the flesh or when we can look forward to buying them, unfortunately. Ikea is clearly getting ready to announce something, though. Now we just have to wait.