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13th of December 2017

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Ikea, Sonos Collaborating on Smart Home Music Products

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Your favorite Swedish-inspired furniture retailer wants to make your home a more musical place with Sonos.

Ikea is collaborating with the wireless speaker and home sound system maker on a new line of products that "make it even easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home, without interrupting the flow of daily life." Ikea didn't share too many details of what the companies plan to launch in stores in 2019, but said the products will combine "great design, music, and sound" to help people "create the right atmosphere in their home."

The collaboration is part of Ikea's Home Smart lineup, which started with wireless charging products for mobile phones in 2015, followed by smart lighting last year. Ikea says "the exploration of sound is the third step" for Home Smart.

"When we asked people what sound they associate with their homes many people mentioned that it is music that makes a home," Björn Block, business leader for Ikea Home Smart, said in a statement. "Together with Sonos we want to democratize music and sound in the home, and we want to create products designed for how people listen together at home. By teaming up with Sonos we want to combine Ikea home furnishing knowledge with Sonos' expertise within great home sound."

Meanwhile, Sonos' new voice-controlled smart speaker, dubbed One, recently earned an excellent rating in PCMag's review and our coveted Editor's Choice award. We praised its "excellent sound quality," and voice control capabilities.

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