Sonos and Ikea seem to have collaborated on a new range of Symfonisk speakers. According to PocketLint, Sonos teased the Symfonisk upgrade on its Instagram page, while Verge reported that two new speakers are on the way: a refreshed Symfonisk table lamp and a brand new wireless speaker disguised as wall art.
As demonstrated by both the table lamp and the Symfonisk shelf speaker, the Sonos and Ikea range of speakers is designed to fit into your home furniture. A wall art speaker would surely be the epitome of hiding in sight.
PocketLint pointed out the FCC application, which Sonos and Ikea applied for, for an unnamed “wireless device”. This could very well be the wall speaker discovered by The Verge, although it is not clear to the latter whether the speaker is part of a frame or the art print itself. This is pure speculation on our part, but given that Ikea sells a huge range of art prints, it might make sense to build a Symfonisk speaker into the frame so you can choose your own prints for the downhill.
In the meantime, the new table lamp will use a new design, but it will cost approximately the same as the current model: $ 179. It’s a shame there doesn’t seem to be a new version of the Bookhelf speaker, as with $ 99 this was basically the most affordable Sonos speaker you can buy. Still, the table lamp isn’t too expensive by Sonos standards either, and you can expect any new Symfonisk speaker to share the same compatibility with Sonos multi-room speaker systems.
Sonos is preparing for the hectic year 2021 in general. In addition to these new speakers, Ikea Symfonisk is also launching Sonos Roam this month – its first ultra-portable wireless speaker. We also heard the whisper of a pair of Sonos headphones, although, judging by Sonos ’post on Instagram – and the aforementioned FCC report from yesterday (April 6) – any new Symfonisk speaker is probably much closer to release.