IKEA and Sonos have revealed a new version of their Symfonisk lamp speaker, upgrading it with more flexibility around design and more choices for bases and shades.
A recent collaboration saw the two companies introduce a speaker embedded within a picture frame. The partnership started two years ago with the Symfonisk table lamp speaker. Now, that speaker and lamp combination is getting a nice upgrade for its second-generation outing.
“Since launching the first SYMFONISK table lamp speaker, we learned a lot about how and where they are being used,” says Stjepan Begic, product owner at IKEA of Sweden, in a statement to iPhone in Canada.
“For example, a lot of people use the lamp speaker on a nightstand, which led us to create a new, slightly smaller lamp base. We’re now also offering customers more design choices, making the lamp speaker a better fit for their individual homes,” added Begic.
The new Symfonisk table lamp speaker is different in several ways, with Ikea designing a modular product that’s easier to customize. The previous Symfonisk speaker wasn’t exactly a one-size-fits-all solution, considering that the two colour options may not have fit with everyone’s design aesthetic.
This time around, however, the lamp is divided into the base and the lampshade, leaving you to choose what works best for your setup.
Ikea has also swapped out the small, candelabra-type E11 light socket for the much more common E26/E27 base, which most folks will recognize as a standard Edison light bulb. This gives the new Table Lamp the ability to work with many more kinds of light bulbs, including Ikea’s own line of Tradfri Smart LED bulbs.
The new Symfonisk also promises a more enhanced “acoustic” surround sound quality and range of streaming options via the Sonos app. Plus, it can be paired to other Sonos speakers or others in the Symfonisk range, which is handy if you wanted to set up a multiroom audio system for those movie nights.
Full Canadian pricing is below:
- SYMFONISK speaker lamp base w WiFi, available in black / white, $159
- SYMFONISK speaker lamp with glass shade, available in black / white, $40
- SYMFONISK speaker lamp with textile shade, available in black / white, $20
- SYMFONISK lamp with textile shade, $179 (complete price), available in black/white
- SYMFONISK lamp with glass shade, $199 (complete price), available in black/white
The new Symfonisk table lamp will be available in IKEA from October 12, 2021.