Ikea’s forays into linked audio proceed with its new $65 Vappeby Bluetooth speaker lamp, which resembles a futuristic-looking lantern and is the primary speaker to function Spotify Tap (which had beforehand solely been out there on a variety of headphones) for one-touch entry to the streaming music service.
The Vappeby truly seems purpose-built to interchange a camp lantern: it has a chargeable battery, an built-in LED gentle, and IP65 resistance (sufficient for toughing it out within the occasional rainstorm, though undoubtedly not for a dip in a pool). It even comes with a USB-C cable to cost it, though it doesn’t embody a wall brick.
The most novel addition is support for Spotify Tap, which is making its Bluetooth speaker debut. Once you’ve arrange Tap within the Spotify app, tapping (get it?) the ability button on the Vappeby will mechanically decide up Spotify playback from wherever you left off. Tapping it once more will skip to a suggestion from Spotify’s algorithm primarily based in your listening habits.
Otherwise, although, the Vappeby doesn’t supply a lot in the best way of good options. The gentle is only a common gentle, with no good residence integration with both Ikea’s Trådfri platform or the broader Google / Apple / Amazon good residence techniques. Spotify integration apart, the speaker is only a common Bluetooth speaker, with no choice to double as an influence financial institution or any fancy pairing or Sonos integrations.