Ikea launches a lamp that doubles as a Spotify Bluetooth speaker
Ikea will soon launch a new portable lamp that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. It is equipped with a special button named Spotify Tap, which allows you to resume Spotify streaming where you left off.
Over the years, IKEA has evolved its product offering from ordinary furniture to smart furniture, and recently has tried a lot at technology. For example, the Swedish giant has launched an invisible wireless charger to place under a desk, and recently announced that it would start selling Asus ROG gaming furniture in October.
Ikea is now preparing to launch a connected speaker with a function that we have never seen before. As the FCC report shows, the IKEA Vappeby speaker turns into a lamp thanks to one integrated 20 lumen bulb (2700K) and even has a button to access Spotify. As far as we know, this is about the first bluetooth speaker to feature this special button. However, this is not the first speaker-lamp of the Swedish giant, since it had already launched such a product in collaboration with Sonos in 2019 for the range of connected objects Symgonisk.
Ikea Vappeby speaker is the first to use a Spotify Tap button
According to the images of the FCC, the connected speaker will have three buttons on the back. There will be a button for pairing with Bluetooth, a wheel for the volume as well asa new Spotify Tap button, the first on a connected speaker.
Spotify Tap lets you pick up your music right where you left off on another device. However, you can also press the button again to get a different recommendation tailored to your liking. Spotify Tap is already available on a range of Bluetooth headsets from Samsung, Microsoft, Bose or Jabra, but no speaker until now has offered this technology.
In addition to this Spotify button, the lamp is also IP65 certified, which means it is resistant to dust, rain and low pressure water jets. So we imagine that Ikea is going present as an enclosure or outdoor lamp. For recharging, you will find a USB-C port. It will be powered by a battery which, according to Ikea, can last up to 13 hours when set to 50% volume and brightness.