Ikea Vappeby is the first Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap to hit the market

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Future-oriented: One of Ikea’s newest pieces of furniture is an outdoor lamp with a Bluetooth speaker. It will be the first speaker with built-in Spotify Tap functionality. Just press the tap button and start listening to your favorite songs right away.

Ikea’s Vappeby works as a portable Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp at the same time. With 360-degree sound and a built-in rechargeable (via USB-C) battery that lasts up to 12 hours, it would make a good companion for overnight camping trips.

Available in matte gray or blue with a mushroom-like shape, the Vappeby comes with a handle on the top for use as a lantern. Designed for outdoor use, the Vappeby has an IP65 rating, meaning it is fully resistant to dust while also being able to handle low-power jets of water from any direction.

It’s the first Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap, designed to generate new music based on your listening history at the tap of a button. This feature does not limit Vappeby to working with other streaming services or music stored locally on your devices.

To activate Spotify Tap, users need to download the companion app, configure the soft button and set up Spotify as a service. After that, tap the button on the speaker and you’re all set.

“This is an essential addition to our range of Bluetooth speakers and an important step on IKEA’s journey to democratize music for so many people. Our primary focus is to enhance the user experience, lower barriers and make music and light easily accessible. ” says Stjepan Begic, product owner at Ikea of ​​Sweden.

Ikea is no stranger to the Bluetooth speaker market. The Swedish-based company has already launched the Eneby series speaker and is collaborating with Sonos to launch the Symfonisk series, which includes a speaker lamp, bookshelf speaker and picture frame.

The Vappeby Speaker Bulb is coming to the US in April 2022 and will cost $64.99. The USB power adapter is sold separately. Ikea is accepting pre-orders, but the blue version is currently sold out.

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