Ikea’s Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Faucet can also be a lamp – The Verge

Ikea’s Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Faucet can also be a lamp – The Verge

Ikea’s Vappeby Bluetooth speaker simply leaked courtesy of an FCC filing. And since it’s Ikea, this mushroom-shaped speaker with an IP65 ranking — which suggests it’ll resist mud, rain, and low strain jets of water — additionally options an built-in 20 lumen (2700Ok) bulb to tug double-duty as a transportable lamp. However that’s not the one shock.

The Vappeby speaker additionally has a Spotify Faucet button, in what would seem like a primary for Bluetooth audio system. Spotify Faucet helps you to resume your music from wherever you final stopped, or faucet the button once more to get a special advice tailor-made for you. Spotify Faucet is already accessible on a range of Bluetooth headphones from Samsung, Microsoft, Bose, Jabra, and others.

Laptop computer for scale.
Picture: FCC

Let there be mild.
Picture: FCC

The diminutive speaker that appears ideally suited to use within the backyard or patio additionally has a USB-C port for charging, and a battery that Ikea says will final for as much as 13 hours when set at 50 p.c quantity and brightness.

Notice: the Vappeby isn’t a part of the Symfonisk range of Sonos-developed audio system. It’ll sit subsequent to Ikea’s different Bluetooth audio system which presently begin at $24.99 and go as much as $89. There’s no value or date for this transportable, all-weather speaker, nevertheless it shouldn’t be lengthy earlier than it hits retail channels now that it’s cleared the FCC.

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