IKEA and Sonos announced on Tuesday a new Symfonisk picture frame Wi-Fi speaker, to join the existing bookshelf and lamp speakers in the line up. Both companies held a virtual event this morning announcing the new speaker, which has also been widely leaked.
Available in black or white, the new Symfonisk picture frame speaker looks to blend into a home as a “piece of art”.
“The space saving picture frame speaker is an innovative and adaptable solution merging technology into a beautiful form of wall art”, says Mathias Karlsson, Director of Home Smart at IKEA Canada, in a statement. “With the arrival of the new picture frame speaker within the IKEA Home Smart product line, we’re enabling consumers to both inspire and enjoy a smarter everyday life at home”.
The Symfonisk picture frame speaker can be connected to other Symfonisk speakers or other Sonos speakers, managed by the Sonos app.
“Each SYMFONISK speaker combines the Sonos sound experience with IKEA design in surprising new ways, creating products neither company would create alone,” added Sara Morris, Principal Product Manager at Sonos.
An interesting new speaker from IKEA and Sonos for the Symfonisk line up. It would be have been interesting if there was a battery-powered option, to avoid seeing the power cord up the wall.
IKEA says the Symfonisk picture frame speaker will be available on July 15, 2021, priced at $249 CAD. It will be available online from IKEA and at its retail stores nationwide.