Mega Home store IKEA is giving multi room audio users a look at the latest designs for their Sonos compatible Symfonisk speaker earlier than expected as reported in . We may very soon be seeing Sonos music systems available in IKEA Thailand.
The companies flagship speaker is powered by Sonos Technology and officially set for unveiling on April 9.
They offered up some sneak peeks at the finished version of the bookshelf speaker to celebrate winning the Red Dot design awards.
The Symfonisk speaker design looks very similar to the prototype IKEA and Sonos unveiled last year in 2018. Although it now has a much more polished appearance than the early version, There is also a ssubtle Sonos/IKEA tag at the top.
The Symfonisk bookshelf speaker resembles the look of a Sonos speaker hinted with IKEA design. It has a boxy, fabric-covered style that blends well with IKEAS wide range of home furnishings.
The smart home device features a standing bookshelf speaker design. You can use the speaker in either a horizontal or vertical configuration, and it looks like its been designed to hang straight onto the wall.
The bookshelf speaker is powered by Sonos technology and will work alongside your existing Sonos music devices or allow you to create a new Sonos audio experience if it’s your first step into the multi room audio ecosystem.
Some things remain unknown at the moment, however, such as the audio quality and the price. IKEA and Sonos both said in a press release on March 14, though, that the new bookshelf speakers will be offered at an affordable price.
"For IKEA, the smart home is not about gadgets, it's about making life at home better with solutions that create a better atmosphere, make you live a more convenient life and make you feel safe," said Björn Block, business leader for IKEA Home Smart at IKEA of Sweden.
"The collaboration with Sonos is a great example of this, offering affordable high-quality sound in combination with a great design piece that we hope will find its way into the many people's homes."
It is not known either if IKEA will offer other Sonos-powered speakers other than Symfonisk at a later date - The Symonfisk is due to ship in August 2019. It’s not known yet whether the speakers will be available in the Bangkok Flagship IKEA stores in Thailand.