The Sonos and Ikea partnership announced in December is now bearing fruit in the shape of speakers. The non-functional prototypes on display at Ikea’s Democratic Design Days event in Sweden are illustrative examples of what you can expect from Ikea’s new SYMFONISK range. In other words, the final products may or may not look like the prototypes. Nevertheless, Sonos says that the final products will fully integrate with Sonos’ existing range of Wi-Fi speakers and Ikea’s “Home Smart” range of Trådfris smart devices, including lights, dimmers, and switches.
And because they’re designed for Ikea, at least one prototype features brackets that makes it possible to use as a shelf, or to attach beneath an Ikea kitchen cabinet, for example.
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