Ikea’s upcoming Vappeby Bluetooth speaker has been leaked in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing, showing that the mushroom-shaped device doubles as a lamp.
The speaker is set to feature a Spotify Tap button that lets users resume music from where they left off listening, according to The Verge, which first spotted the filing.
The Vappeby features a USB-C port for charging and enables playback time for up to 13 hours on a single charge.
Pricing for the wireless devices has yet to be revealed, but other Ikea Vappeby speakers range from $24 to $90.
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Ikea’s upcoming Vappeby Bluetooth speaker has been leaked in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing, showing the mushroom-shaped device doubles as a lamp
According to the filing, published Sunday, the lamp has an integrated 2700K bulb, which emits warmer colors of orange and yellow.
It also had a switch to turn the light on and off, along with a manual volume dial.
The filing also shows users can choose from two settings for the lamp: 50 percent or 100 percent illuminated.
The user manuals shows that this Vappeby is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
According to the filing published Sunday, the lamp has an integrated 2700K bulb, which emits warmer colors of orange and yellow. And there is a switch to turn the light on and off, along with a manual volume dial
However, the most exciting feature is likely the Spotify Tap – a function released by Spotify in September.
‘Spotify Tap allows you to launch your next listening session with a single tap of a button. It’s an effortless experience that brings all listeners one step closer to smart, easeful listening,’ the music streaming service shared in a statement last month.
‘Simply put on your headphones and get your tunes playing with a tap. Your music will start streaming from wherever you left off. Not feeling that song? Another tap plays a different recommendation just for you.’
The FCC filing does not show when Ikea plans to release the new speaker, but not all technologies listed with the agency turn into real world products.
Ikea made headlines last week, not for upcoming products but for its struggles during the supply chain shortage.
Company executives said the brand's North American stores have been hardest hit by product shortages.
However, the most exciting feature is likely the Spotify Tap – a function released by Spotify in September
Pricing for the wireless devices has yet to be revealed, but other Ikea Vappeby speakers range from $24 to $90
To avoid disappointing shoppers, IKEA — the world's biggest furniture brand — is temporarily removing unavailable products from its websites and store showrooms and instead suggesting similar items to shoppers.
The company is also reducing the number of versions of some products as it struggles with raw materials shortages to ensure its most popular items are available.
It remains unclear which products have been impacted by these moves, with IKEA bosses declining to elaborate further.
In an effort to mitigate a 'perfect storm' of global supply chain disruptions, the retailer plans to lease more ships, buy containers and re-route goods between warehouses.
The U.S. has been particularly hard-hit by the crunch because IKEA manufacturers most of its goods in Europe, with a quarter also made in China, some of whose manufacturers have warned they'll stop producing goods if customers can't work out a way of shifting products out of the country and into stores.