Ikea, Sonos Collaborating on Smart Home Music Products

07 December, 2017, 17:21 | Author: Darnell Taylor

But we'd hazard a guess they'll involve Sonos speakers integrated into things like table lamps and entertainment units, after all IKEA has already put wireless charging pads into some of its furniture, so adding audio tech into the mix shouldn't be too hard.

Ikea sees this endeavor as the third step for their Home Smart division.

Sound is important in the home.

IKEA and Sonos is making sound for the home together. When listening to music together people feel more inspired (25%) and they feel more loved (14%), and in addition to this 65% of all Millennials play music to make a place feel like home, further building the importance of music in the home.

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Sonos audio kit will be getting a dose of Scandinavian design come 2019, as the U.S. streaming speaker company is teaming up with IKEA.

"At Sonos we understand the transformational power of music in the home", says Patrick Spence, CEO at Sonos.

Brief though it is, the press release for the announcement is full of language that suggests this collaborative effort goes beyond merely selling Sonos products in Ikea stores, which would be the most obvious reason for such a partnership.

Since the partnership's emphasis is on "music and sound", users can imagine Sonos speakers being used to deliver audio for all types of smart-home scenarios, such as an electronic doorbell, an intercom system, or as a mechanism to deliver chimes alerting you to the end of the laundry cycle.

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