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The popular ready-made furniture brand IKEA has developed another product in the Symfonisk series in cooperation with the famous sound system manufacturer Sonos. The two companies had previously collaborated on the development of Symofonisk bookshelf speakers and Symfonisk desk lamp speakers. They started their third project, which is a beautiful picture frame that can work like a wireless speaker.

The 22-inch x 16-inch photo frame, called the Symfonisk Frame Speaker, has a super beautiful appearance and speakers that fill the room. Basically, this is a high-quality photo frame for middle-class consumers who want to add a stylish look to their homes.

Symfonisk Picture Frame Speaker

Although Sonos did not provide technical details about the speakers, the company mentioned the use of a special cone that enables the speakers to distribute high-frequency sound throughout the room. Similar to other Sonos speakers, such as Sonos One or the desk lamp speakers already mentioned.

There is a cable guide on the back of the speaker frame, which allows users to select the 12 m power cord outlet path according to the position of the frame on the wall.

Yes, users can use magnetic hooks to hang the photo frame on the wall vertically and horizontally, or install a set of retractable rubber feet at the bottom to accommodate Symfonisk Frame speakers from a separate surface.

Control buttons such as the volume rocker and play/pause button are located on the back of the frame. Despite being hidden, users can easily access the buttons while using the device. If you buy two Symfonisk Picture Frame speakers now, you can even daisy-chain them and plug the entire device into the same power outlet. The owner of a Sonos Arc, Playbar, Beam or Playbase soundbar can configure the latter as multiple Attach the speaker to open the item of the device.

The frame speaker unit is connected to your smartphone via WiFi, and you can control the device through the Sonos S2 app, which is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. It is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2, so you can stream music directly. From an Apple device, In addition, the device supports Spotify Connect, which allows you to stream music directly from your Spotify account.

Price And Availability

The Symfonisk Picture Frame speaker is priced at US$199 (~14,750 rupees). It is available in two colors black and white, and it also supports multiple interchangeable fonts to better match your home decoration. It can be purchased from the IKEA official online store, but the company only ships the equipment to U.S. residents.

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