Ikea in partnership with Sonos has finally revealed the SYMFONISK wireless speaker. Let’s see what it’s all about and when you can expect to get one.
There are 2 models available: SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker and the SYMPHONIC WiFi bookshelf speaker. The table lamp speaker is just as described – a table lamp which has a speaker as the base. Whereas the bookshelf speaker is like a soundbar but shorter and more compact.
No specs have been mentioned but at least we know that the SYMFONISK table lamp speaker performs similarly like the the Play:1 and Sonos One. In terms of size, don’t let the promo materials fool you because both the lamp and bookshelf speaker are bigger than they appear. This was evidenced by a lucky youtube channel who managed to see it in person. As seen in this screenshot from the video, it surely looks to be at nearly 2 feet.
There are some important points to know about SYMFONISK. Below are questions and answers that have been quoted directly from the Ikea page. To see the full list head here.
Can I buy them directly from Sonos?
No, the SYMFONISK family of speakers is only available from IKEA.
Will a SYMFONISK speaker and a regular Sonos speaker be able to connect with each other?
Absolutely. All SYMFONISK and Sonos speakers will work perfectly together as part of the Sonos sound system – and can be controlled using the Sonos app.
Can the SYMFONISK speakers be paired to create a stereo pair?
Yes, any two of the same speaker type can be paired to create a stereo pair. They can also be used as rears for a 5.0/5.1 home theatre system.
Will SYMFONISK products receive all Sonos updates and features?
Yes, SYMFONISK products will receive Sonos updates and new features for years to come, unless the feature is tied to specific hardware not included in SYMFONISK (i.e. voice).
Where to buy
The pricing is as follows:
SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker – 179 Euro.
SYMPHONIC WiFi bookshelf speaker – 99 Euro.
It will be available on August 2019. No launch countries have been mentioned, but it will at least be available in Sweden. Let’s hope it won’t take long for it to reach the Asia region.