It's finally happening.
Those shit-hot IKEA lamps that are also Sonos speakers are finally landing in Australia. This is how much they'll cost and when you can delicately stroke them IRL.
In October, millions of people will be able to walk into an Australian IKEA store and buy a Sonos speaker for $149. There’s a more expensive speaker-lamp combo, too, but the idea is simple: IKEA wants to sell you affordable smart home goods that fit into IKEA furniture and work impressively well right out of the box. For a lot of people, this must be an alluring proposition. And I have to admit, the new speakers aren’t bad.
This table lamp is part of the new Symfonisk range and comes in two colour variations - white and black. And both are gorgeous.
They work in conjunction with IKEA's smart light system and can also be connected to any other Sonos speakers you may have via the Sonos app.
Tad Toulis, the vice president of design as Sonos told Gizmodo earlier this year that the Symfonisk table lamps are similar to the Sonos One when it comes to power and sound quality. This is primarily due to the 360 degree audio experience that is produced from its multiple drivers that point in different directions.
It's worth noting that the lamps do not have microphones, so they aren't compatible with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
The Symfonisk table lamp will set you back $269.
Adding to the range is the Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speaker - and the name is quite literal. While you can pop it onto a bookshelf or other flat surface, it also acts as an actual bookshelf itself.
In fact, if you attach it to your wall with a bracket (sold separately for $20) it can hold a 3kg load.
Again, this product can be connected to and controlled by the Sonos app.
This one is also a little cheaper than the lamps, coming in a $149.
A Wi-Fi enabled bookshelf speaker is also part of the SYMFONISK range and will cost $149.
The entire Symfonisk range will be available in IKEA from Friday September 27. You can read the U.S. review here.