Ikea and Sonos flip wall artwork right into a Symfonisk Wi-Fi speaker

Ikea and Sonos cleverly disguised a Wi-Fi speaker in bland wall art.
Ikea and Sonos cleverly disguised a Wi-Fi speaker in bland wall artwork.
Picture: Ikea

Ikea and Sonos unveiled their newest collaboration just lately — a Symfonisk Wi-Fi speaker embedded in an image body that blends into your own home’s decor. However sorry, you gained’t be slipping your oil portray of Steve Jobs in there. It’s not truly an image body.

The machine comes with black or white art work you may match onto the black or white body as a form of grille such as you’d discover, , overlaying a speaker. Behind that cowl lurks a woofer and tweeter mixture.

Artist Jennifer Idrizi created the duvet design, which Ikea famous discovered inspiration in cymatics, or a visualization of sound vibrations. Alternatively, the corporate gives a pair of substitute panels with totally different designs, at $20 apiece.

Symfonisk speaker works AirPlay 2

Ikea and Sonos have collaborated on Symfonisk audio system for 3 years, although that is the primary one to mix in as art work. In addition they have “desk lamps” lined.

You may dangle the body on a wall or flip out its stabilizing ft to set it on a floor and lean it towards a wall or one thing else. The ft may help cut back vibration and rattle.

The machine’s design means that you can route the ability wire off to 1 aspect of the body or the opposite. On one aspect you additionally discover play/pause and quantity buttons.

As with older collaborations between Ikea and Sonos, the image body Wi-Fi speaker works like all Sonos speaker. You may pair the body with different Sonos or Ikea audio system, use the Sonos S2 app to run 100 totally different streaming companies and ship audio to the body with AirPlay 2 or Spotify Join. You may pair two frames and run them in stereo, as properly.

Value: $199.99 for the image body and covers; two extra covers are $19.99 every.

The place to purchase: Ikea

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