Sonos and Ikea have officially revealed the first speakers within the collaborative Symfonisk range. The first comes in the form of the the Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speaker, which was previously revealed in a couple of images after it won a Red Dot Design award, while the second is a table lamp with a Wi-Fi speaker.
The Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speaker can be positioned in a vertical position, as well as in a horizontal position, acting as a shelf for up to 3kg, while the Symfonisk Table Lamp with Wi-Fi Speaker has the speaker as the base, allowing it to blend into surroundings. Clever right?
The Sonos Play:5 and Sonos Play:3 can both flip positions between vertical and horizontal so the Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speaker certainly reflects Sonos' design expertise, while the fact that it is can also be a shelf highlights Ikea's practical expertise coming in.
The Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speaker features simplistic controls, similar to the Sonos Play:1, with Play/Pause and volume. They appear to be physical buttons rather than capacitive like the Sonos One and there is a small LED light indicator too - something pretty much all Sonos speakers have.
The speaker also seems to have a plastic casing with material covering the speaker grill - features that reflect both Sonos and Scandinavian design, respectively. A small, but subtle tag is also present on the speaker, with Sonos and Ikea branding.
The Symfonisk Table Lamp with Wi-Fi Speaker meanwhile, is an extension of Ikea's Tradfri smart lighting system. There appears to be a slim plastic base with the speaker making up the bottom of the lamp and like the bookshelf speaker, it has a material covering surrounding the speaker grill.
Both speakers within the Symfonisk range will provide a taste of the Sonos experience, controlled via the Sonos app.
The Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf will cost €99.95, making it significantly cheaper than the Sonos One, while the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp with Wi-Fi Speaker will cost €179. Both are expected to be available in August and both will come in two colour options like most of Sonos' speakers.