IKEA introduces first Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap to bring light and music outdoors
March 23, 2022 – IKEA introduces VAPPEBY, the first Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap, designed to help people bring music into the outdoor areas of the home. The VAPPEBY speaker is water splash-resistant and is the first Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap on the market. Beginning in April 2022, the speaker will be available in IKEA stores and on IKEA.com.
The VAPPEBY speaker is rechargeable, has a built-in LED bulb with two different light modes, and delivers 360 sound. Moreover, VAPPEBY has an IP65 classification to provide dust and water splash resistance. With its lantern inspired design and grip-friendly handle, it can be a handy partner both in the life at home and on the go.
“We see VAPPEBY as an essential companion for the balcony, in the garden, or wherever it is needed. Sound and light go hand in hand when creating magical everyday moments with friends and family. Two different light modes, long battery life, and good durability will help set a proper mode”, says Stjepan Begic, product owner at IKEA of Sweden.
Enabled with Spotify Tap, the speaker has a power button that connects to Spotify from its connected device. Pressed once, Spotify will resume playing from where it last left off. It will generate new music suggestions based on the user’s listening preferences if pressed again. VAPPEBY works with other streaming services or audio stored locally on the connected device.
“This is an essential add-on to our Bluetooth speaker range and an important step on IKEA’s journey to democratize music for the many people. Our primary focus is to increase user experience, lower the thresholds, and make music and light easily accessible”, says Stjepan Begic.
The speaker has a battery life of up to 12 hours and charges with USB-C. It will be available in blue and grey at IKEA US stores and online starting in April 2022.
For more information, please contact:
IKEA U.S. Press Office