Details are scant, but today Sonos and Ikea are announcing a partnership meant to bring “music and sound” into all aspects of the home. Ikea calls the collaboration a third step for its Ikea Home Smart initiative. Step one was the integration of Qi wireless charging into its furniture back in 2015, and step two was the launch of its smart lighting products in 2016. The first realizations from the Sonos and Ikea partnership aren’t expected to be in stores until 2019, however.
As someone who would love to have multi-room speakers in his house, but has yet to pull the trigger, the idea of Ikea and Sonos working together on what would – presumably – be a cheaper solution for everyone, sounds incredibly exciting.