IKEA SYMFONISK / FREKVENS smart speaker and light combos arrive
IKEA has released two new products in the US designed in partnership with Sonos, SYMFONISK / FREKVENS. The devices are listed on the IKEA website as Wi-Fi bookshelf speaker w LED spot, black/gen 2 and Bookshelf speaker w LED light, black/gen 2. Both gadgets include the previously released SYMFONISK speaker and are accompanied by an LED matrix or a spotlight.
The spotlight can either project a fixed beam, constantly pulse or pulse in time with your music. Plus, you can dim the brightness using a button on the rear of the light. The LED matrix has seven lighting patterns; these include stripes, arrows and pulse. You can pair two speakers to create a stereo sound and add them to a Sonos home theatre set-up. Alternatively, you can stream the same music in different rooms with connected speakers. The devices are compatible with Apple AirPlay 2, allowing you to stream directly from your iPhone or iPad. Plus, you can use Spotify Connect to cast content from the Spotify app.
The SYMFONISK speaker measures 6.75 x 4.5 x 14.75-in (~171 x 114 x 375 mm), and each type of light measures 5.75 x 5.75 x 6-in (~146 x 146 x 152 mm). You can currently buy the IKEA SYMFONISK / FREKVENS bookshelf speaker with LED matrix or spotlight for US$159.98 and US$154.98, respectively. You can also purchase each element separately, should you wish.