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Ikea Vappeby Bluetooth speaker doubles as a lamp, but there’s a bigger surprise

Ikea Vappeby Bluetooth speaker doubles as a lamp, but there’s a bigger surprise

It looks like Ikea is working on a new Bluetooth speaker, but this new product looks quite a bit different from the Bluetooth speakers we're used to. Dubbed the Ikea Vappeby, this new speaker will also double as an outdoor lamp. While the design of the Vappeby is probably attention-getting enough, it seems this speaker also has a Spotify Tap button on it, which would make it the first of its kind.

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IKEA Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker (Gen 2) Review

IKEA Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker (Gen 2) Review

Sonos' collaboration with IKEA continues to flirt at the odder edges of the smart home, and the new IKEA Symfonisk table lamp speaker (Gen 2) is a perfect example. Like the original, launched back in 2019, it's a Sonos speaker and an IKEA lamp in the same footprint, combined with the relative affordability the Swedish furniture-maker is infamous for.

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Sonos and IKEA made some great changes to the Symfonisk table lamp speaker

Sonos and IKEA made some great changes to the Symfonisk table lamp speaker

IKEA and Sonos have revealed a new version of their Symfonisk lamp speaker, upgrading it with more flexibility around design and more choices for bases and shades. The original Symfonisk table lamp was launched in the first wave of Sonos and IKEA's collaboration back in 2019, effectively combining a connected speaker in the base with a simple lamp on top.

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IKEA Sjomake makes DIY hidden wireless charging a $40 upgrade

IKEA Sjomake makes DIY hidden wireless charging a $40 upgrade

IKEA is making it easy to hide wireless charging in your nightstand, desk, or coffee table, with the new Sjömäke wireless pad keeping its Qi out of sight. Unlike IKEA's earlier charging pads, which slot into circular cut-outs in the tabletop, this new high-power pad is intended to hide underneath yet still allow for wireless charging through the surface.

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IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

The full IKEA x ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming product line is finally ready for a release date in October of 2021. This collection of accessories, lighting, and furniture was partially revealed earlier this year with a February preview, including everything from desks to LED strips to mouse USB bungee and a wooden hand to hold your headphones. Products will launch a variety of named families, each a part of the gaming accessory and furniture universe.

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IKEA Buy Back & Resell launches in US – but a lot of products aren’t eligible

IKEA Buy Back & Resell launches in US – but a lot of products aren’t eligible

IKEA furniture may have an often-unwarranted reputation for being disposable, but the retailer may soon be offering you some money back for your old items as it launches its Buy Back & Resell service in the US. Trialed already in several international markets, the scheme could offer an alternative to Craigslist - or dumping that old KALLAX bookcase at the side of the road - though with some provisos and exceptions.

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IKEA STARKVIND hides a smart air purifier in a handy side table

IKEA STARKVIND hides a smart air purifier in a handy side table

IKEA has a new air purifier, though at first glance you might assume STARKVIND is actually a side-table, since the Scandinavian design company has integrated the two. Connected to IKEA's TRÅDFRI smart home platform, the STARKVIND air purifier aims to tackle not only air quality but one of the big challenges purifiers face.

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IKEA Symfonisk Picture Frame Review: Art is in the ear of the beholder

IKEA Symfonisk Picture Frame Review: Art is in the ear of the beholder

For a while it seemed like IKEA and Sonos' Symfonisk collaboration had stalled, but the new Symfonisk Picture Frame is a reminder that, much like artwork, unusual tech can take time to create. Packaging a connected Sonos speaker into a piece of wall art, it bypasses the traditional aesthetic associated with home audio for something that - depending on your decor - will either be more or less surreptitious than anything else from Sonos' line-up.

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IKEA SYMFONISK Picture Frame hands-on: An artful Sonos speaker

IKEA SYMFONISK Picture Frame hands-on: An artful Sonos speaker

IKEA's SYMFONISK Picture Frame speaker has arrived, and if you didn't know it hid wireless music talents behind the abstract art, you'd be forgiven for not realizing Sonos' involvement. Third addition to the SYMFONISK range, the new Picture Frame speaker joins the Bookshelf Speaker and Table Lamp Speaker as some of the most affordable ways to add Sonos to your home.

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IKEA and Sonos’ picture frame speaker has one big problem

IKEA and Sonos’ picture frame speaker has one big problem

Sonos and IKEA have returned with another surprisingly affordable speaker, but the SYMFONISK Picture Frame hides its music in plain sight. In the process it has added a new element of design to the partnership though, as excited as I am for more attainable connected speakers, I can't help but feel that neither company has quite closed the loop on this third product.

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Sonos and IKEA’s Picture Frame speaker is official: Here’s how it works

Sonos and IKEA’s Picture Frame speaker is official: Here’s how it works

Sonos and IKEA have revealed their latest SYMFONISK speaker, and while we may have already seen the new wall-mounted model there are some key details the two companies have confirmed today. The picture frame style is the speaker most obviously intended to be wall-mounted that we've seen from Sonos or IKEA so far, aiming to blur the distinction between a piece of art and a piece of music hardware.

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IKEA Tradfri smart lamp with 108kb RAM can sort of run Doom

IKEA Tradfri smart lamp with 108kb RAM can sort of run Doom

It has long been both an insider joke as well as a challenge that the game Doom, at least the original one by id Software from 1993, can run on anything that qualifies as a computer. Of course, the latter can be defined as anything that has a microprocessor, which includes most non-trivial consumer electronics these days. Smart appliances are even better targets for these attempts, and that is indeed what a couple of hackers attempted in making IKEA's Tradfri smart lighting run the game, though with a bit of necessary cheating.

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