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IKEA offers first look at SYMFONISK Sonos speakers

IKEA offers first look at SYMFONISK speakers with Sonos

With just a fortnight to go until IKEA launches its highly-anticipated SYMFONISK range in collaboration with Sonos at the Feel Home exhibition in Milan (which begins on 9th April), the Swedish furniture company has released two images of the SYMFONISK WiFi bookshelf speaker.

Before now, the most we had seen of the forthcoming speaker was a crude prototype and a teaser video revealing its packaging. 

The speaker looks as we expected - rectangular, compact, discreet and able to double as a bookshelf or bookend, as the two images (above and below) show.

It has just picked up one of the seven Red Dot design Awards awarded to IKEA for various appliances - hence the early reveal.

We still have to wait for the official launch to discover full details of specs, features and pricing, although IKEA has already confirmed an on-sale date of August. 

We also expect the pricing of the speaker – or speakers, perhaps – to come in under Sonos' own wi-fi speaker line-up, which starts at £140. After all, IKEA Home Smart product developer Stjepan Begic has previously remarked that price will be at a “level where we can reach many people”.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.