IKEA’s Vappeby lineup continues to develop with a brand new waterproof Bluetooth speaker designed for the bathe and priced at simply $15 — undercutting all however the most cost-effective no-name units. “The elemental purpose with the brand new product was to supply high quality sound in a flexible product that may actually be used anyplace,” stated product design developer Stjepan Begic in a press launch.
It is silicone-coated and simply three inches sq. by two inches thick. It comes with a lanyard-style wire, so you’ll be able to simply cling one within the bathe or carry it round. It is available in yellow, black or pink and can be utilized as a stereo pair when you splurge one other $15 for a second one. It gives a stunning 80 hours of battery life at 50 p.c quantity, and is IP67 rated for water and mud resistance.
IKEA launched its Vappeby lineup with an outside LED lamp that doubles as a Spotify-enabled Bluetooth speaker. That mannequin has an IP65 mud/splash score and delivers 360 sound. The Swedish retail big additionally gives the Symfonisk lineup of Sonos audio system, with a bookshelf speaker, ground lamp/speaker and a wall artwork/speaker combo.
The one factor missing on the brand new Vappeby waterproof mannequin is a USB-C charger, however you most likely have a couple of of these mendacity round. Given the ridiculously low worth, shower-friendly design and crazy-long battery life, it ought to fly off the cabinets — although I would not count on nice sound high quality. It is set to reach in April for $15.