Without much fanfare, IKEA and Sonos have released a second-generation version of their Symfonisk bookcase speaker. First seen by the Dutch publication (via ), the new model features a faster processor, more memory and consumes less power when in standby mode. It also comes with a longer power cord.
However, looking at the new model alongside its first-gen counterpart, the most visible change is an updated button layout that sees the volume controls close together, rather than being separated by the play/pause button, like was the case previously.
Sonos updates its speakers in this way from time to time to make them more future-proof. In 2019, for example, Bluetooth LE will be added, a newer processor and more memory. More recently, to add a more efficient wireless radio. If you live in the Netherlands, you can purchase the second-generation Symfonisk bookcase for €99. We contacted IKEA to find out when the retailer plans to launch the speaker in the US.
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