Ikea introduces a wireless controller for smart speakers, including Sonos devices

Sonos and Ikea have expanded their smart speaker collaboration. After introducing two products this spring, Ikea has unveiled a dedicated wireless controller for its pair of upcoming Sonos-compatible speakers. The Symfonisk Sound Remote, a short white puck, can also be used to control Sonos branded speakers. It can be used to control playback and volume of either an individual speaker or a grouped set.

According to The Verge, the Sound Remote uses Ikea’s own Trådfri platform for smart home technology. The Ikea Trådfri app can also control the two smart speakers from the Sonos collaboration when they roll out in August. No price has been set for the Sound Remote yet, but it’s likely to be less expensive than similar products from audiophile brands.

Anna Washenko