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IKEA’s Vappeby line continues to grow with a new waterproof Bluetooth speaker designed for the shower and priced at just $15. “The fundamental goal of the new product was to provide high quality sound in a versatile product that could be used practically anywhere,” said product design developer Stjepan Begic. press release.
It’s silicone coated and just 3 inches square and 2 inches thick. A strap-style cord is included so you can hang it in the shower or carry it with you. It comes in yellow, black, or red and can be used as a stereo pair if you spend an extra $15 on a second one. It offers an amazing 80 hours of battery life at 50% volume and is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance.
IKEA has announced the Vappeby lineup with outdoor LED lamps that double as Spotify-enabled Bluetooth speakers. This model is IP65 dust/splash resistant and offers 360-degree sound. The Swedish retail giant also offers his Symfonisk lineup of Sonos speakers, including bookshelf speakers, floor lamps/speakers and wall art/speaker combos.
The only thing missing from the new Vappeby waterproof model is a USB-C charger, but there are probably some of those lying around. It should fly off, but don’t expect great sound quality.It’s expected to arrive in April for $15.