Ikea and Sonos’ second-gen Symfonisk bookshelf speakers get a light refresh

Ikea has quietly up to date its Sonos-partnered Symfonisk bookshelf speakers with a second-generation version that’s already obtainable within the Netherlands, via Dutch tech website Tweakers.

In contrast to the lately revamped Symfonisk lamp, which added a model new design, the second-gen bookshelf speakers are a extra minor replace: they nonetheless function the identical primary shelf-style design and compatibility with Sonos’ speaker community and Apple’s Airplay 2.

Tweakers reviews that Ikea’s made some inside modifications, although, including a quicker processor, extra reminiscence, and reducing energy consumption when in standby mode. It’s additionally added a longer energy cable, which must be useful for anybody making an attempt to mount them in awkwardly wired rooms.

However the largest change (largest being a relative time period right here) is the buttons, the place Ikea has frivolously up to date the structure from the first-generation mannequin, swapping the quantity up and play / pause buttons in order that the 2 quantity buttons are actually subsequent to one another.


The second-gen Symfonisk speakers buttons (left) versus the unique mannequin (proper)

However other than these tweaks, Ikea doesn’t look like messing with the system right here an excessive amount of. The brand new Symfonisk, like the unique, nonetheless is available in each black and white coloration schemes and might be paired up in stereo together with the first-generation fashions, too, which is sweet to see.

It’s not clear when Ikea will probably be launching the brand new Symfonisk speakers globally, however the second-generational fashions are already available from Ikea’s Netherlands site for 99 euros.

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