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New Sonos and IKEA Symfonisk speaker teased [Update: Art Speaker too]

New Sonos and IKEA Symfonisk speaker teased [Update: Art Speaker too]

Sonos Roam reviews may have dropped this morning, but the new portable speaker isn't the only thing the company is getting excited about, with the prospect of a new IKEA Symfonisk launch in the pipeline. The collaboration between Sonos and IKEA broke cover back in 2019, with two initial products tapping the multi-room audio tech of one company and the low pricing strategy of the other.

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IKEA FÖRNUFTIG air purifier is unexpectedly cheap and stylish

IKEA FÖRNUFTIG air purifier is unexpectedly cheap and stylish

IKEA has made an air purifier, and while there are plenty of options out there for adding some gas and smell removal from your home, the new FÖRNUFTIG has the benefit of being unexpectedly affordable. Unlike rival purifiers - which can cost hundreds of dollars to buy, and then $60+ for replacement filters - IKEA's takes a leaf out of the company's furniture playbook.

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IKEA gaming range taps ASUS ROG for chairs, motorized desks & some oddities

IKEA gaming range taps ASUS ROG for chairs, motorized desks & some oddities

IKEA is readying a set of gaming accessories, including an affordable gaming chair, desks, and some more oddball items, with the plan to launch the range globally from October 2021. There'll be six product families in all, some of which IKEA has developed in tandem with ASUS' Republic of Gamers gaming division. Initially, they're all available in China.

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IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

When it comes to furniture that you have to assemble yourself, IKEA is probably the most famous retailer out there. The company tends to make furniture that's of decent quality while being notoriously difficult to assemble. Anyone on the hunt for a new entertainment center for the living room to hold a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will want to know if the consoles will fit.

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IKEA Catalog discontinued as retailer turns page on furniture shopping

IKEA Catalog discontinued as retailer turns page on furniture shopping

IKEA is axing its catalog, retiring both the printed and digital versions of the iconic product guide. It's an end to seven decades of the printed IKEA Catalog, the vessel by which the now-famous Swedish furniture retailer managed to convince people just how its distinctive Scandinavian style could fit into their homes.

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IKEA and LEGO make BYGGLEK, a match made in modular heaven

IKEA and LEGO make BYGGLEK, a match made in modular heaven

LEGO and IKEA just announced that they've partnered up to create a line of LEGO-compatible storage and display boxes called BYGGLEK. The initial product will be "a series of storage boxes with LEGO studs and a special LEGO brick set." The most surprising part of this collaboration is that it wasn't done a whole lot sooner.

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IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds with assistant support arrive online in the US

IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds with assistant support arrive online in the US

Back in October, IKEA finally launched its Fyrtur smart blinds in the United States, though they weren't available to purchase online. That availability was very limited, however, with the blinds only being available to purchase in some IKEA stores, and only in certain sizes. That has slowly changed and now smart home enthusiasts have noticed that the blinds can be ordered online in the US.

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IKEA FREKVENS limited-edition tech products revealed: Red, Yellow, Black

IKEA FREKVENS limited-edition tech products revealed: Red, Yellow, Black

Today the folks at IKEA revealed a limited-edition collection of products made in collaboration Teenage Engineering. Included in the mix of items is a speaker with subwoofer, a tripod, an LED spotlight, a bar stool, a serving set, a tote bag, a blanket - and a few other oddities. Just when you thought you'd never see a Cajon drum at IKEA, they make one available - neat!

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IKEA smart home shortcut button spotted in FCC filing

IKEA smart home shortcut button spotted in FCC filing

IKEA is both famous and infamous in the way it has changed the furniture market or at least the expectations of some homeowners. But while some credit it for taking a more modern spin on furniture, it only recently started making some of its products smarter by jumping on the IoT bandwagon. But now that it has a few such smart home products under its belt, the company is looking into making sure they work well together. It's next step, apparently, is to make a smart shortcut button whose sole use is to start a custom-made scene.

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IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds are finally and truly available in the US

IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds are finally and truly available in the US

IKEA is either popular or unpopular depending on who you ask. To some, it's overpriced while, for others, it is actually cheaper than equivalent products from other furniture makers. At least for some smart home enthusiasts, IKEA actually offers the only affordable alternative for a very specific and niche product: smart blinds. The IKEA SmartShades, specifically the Fyrtur, has been keeping fans and hopeful buyers in the US on the edge but, finally it seems that their long wait is finally over.

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IKEA’s Sonos remote will be $14.99 in the US

IKEA’s Sonos remote will be $14.99 in the US

IKEA has quietly added a US product page for its SYMFONISK remote, a handy - and inexpensive - controller for its Sonos-powered speakers, ahead of its expected launch next month. The gadget will give Sonos speaker owners a way to remotely control their music, without having to pull out a phone and load the Sonos app, or speak to an assistant like Amazon Alexa.

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Why IKEA’s $99 Sonos speakers get me excited

Why IKEA’s $99 Sonos speakers get me excited

I confess, I was skeptical about the IKEA SYMFONISK speakers, the Swedish retail behemoth's first collaboration with multi-room audio specialists Sonos. IKEA has always been about affordability, building products to a strict price tag. In contrast, Sonos represented a more polished - and more expensive - experience.

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