Designs for the IKEA Vappeby lamp were leaked a few months ago, and now it is almost ready for market. With a look that resembles a camping lantern more than a Bluetooth speaker, the Vappeby is ready for excursions. The rechargeable battery offers up to 12 hours of playback, while the LED lamp features two light settings, and is IP65 splash rated to handle the great outdoors.
IKEA Vappeby and Spotify Tap
The Vappeby is one of the first Bluetooth speakers on the market with Spotify Tap integration. Currently, there are only a few models of headphones and earphones with this capability. Spotify Tap was announced in 2021 and promises to simplify listening by allowing you to resume playback, returning to the point you ended your last listening session. The power button allows the user to activate Spotify from the most recently paired device in one touch. A second touch will playback new music according to your preferences.
According to IKEA’s product owner, Stjepan Begic “It was a perfect match. Imagine how great it is to get another suggestion through a simple press of a button at a party or gathering. It removes the pressure to be a DJ or the risk of somebody having to dive into their phone to change the music, only to get stuck on some text message and disappear from the moment.“
The IKEA Vappeby arrives this April, priced at $64.99. It ships with a USB-C charge cable, and will be available in both blue and grey. This collaboration between IKEA and Spotify could be interesting, so we hope that the Vappeby is the first of many new products we can look forward to.
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- The Vappeby brings simple design combining old and new.: IKEA