The Symfonisk Picture Frame Speaker is Ikea’s third collaborative project with Sonos under the Symfonisk brand. This device is a $199, 22 by 16-inch rectangular Wi-Fi speaker that can be hung in portrait or landscape orientation on a wall, or leave freestanding on a flat surface. It goes on sale at Ikea-usa.com where buyers will be able to choose between black or white frame colors, and a dark grey or light grey geometric print as the speaker grille/artwork. Two additional print options will be available for $20 each.
In typical Sonos fashion, there has been no discussion of the Picture Frame Speaker’s power in terms of watts. Instead, the company describes it as “room-filling” — a term it uses for many of its speakers. Sonos put a focus on the architecture of the speaker, specifically the design of the tweeter. It uses a special diffuser to help high-frequency sounds spread out around a room.