IKEA has kept its promise, and they couldn’t have been more punctual. After introducing them four months ago, the range of AirPlay 2 compatible Symfonisk speakers are now on sale . They are two speakers, but at the same time they also function as a small shelf or lamp depending on the model you choose.
The most attractive point of these speakers is, without a doubt, that they are made with the help of Sonos . This brand of speakers has us used to good quality products, which mixed with the functionality that IKEA gives to their products makes the Symfonisk a good couple of additions to the AirPlay 2 accessories catalogue that we can have at home.
At XatakaIKEA Symfonisk, first impressions: they are speakers, and design, but their best asset is their sound tuned by Sonos
What I mean is that these speakers can be ‘camouflaged’: one model is literally a lamp that we can place wherever we want and the other is a speaker that if placed horizontally on the wall can become a bedside table or a small auxiliary shelf. The idea is to contribute to minimalism, and to take advantage of the idea of concentrating what are normally two things (a piece of furniture and a speaker) in one single product .
Of course, you can integrate these two speakers with other speakers Sonos by using the application of the same brand or by using the Apple House application to integrate them into HomeKit (however, it does not integrate with Siri). You can also configure them from the TRADFRI application, which controls other IKEA smart accessories such as light bulbs or smart switches.
The loudspeaker lamp sells for 179 euros while the loudspeaker shelf costs 99 euros. At the moment you can only buy in person by going to a physical IKEA store , although from what we see on the web it seems that in the future online shopping could be opened.