IKEA’s Vappeby lineup continues to grow with a new waterproof Bluetooth speaker designed for the shower and priced at just $15 — undercutting all but the cheapest no-name devices. “The fundamental goal with the new product was to offer quality sound in a versatile product that can really be used anywhere,” product design developer Stjepan Begic said in a press release.
It is silicone-coated and only three inches square by two inches thick. It comes with a cord-style cord, so you can easily hang one in the shower or carry it around. It comes in yellow, black or red and can be used as a stereo pair if you splurge an additional $15 for a second one. It offers a surprising 80 hours of battery life at 50 percent volume, and is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance.
IKEA launched its Vappeby lineup with an outdoor LED lamp that doubles as a Spotify-enabled Bluetooth speaker. This model has IP65 dust/splash protection and delivers 360 sound. The Swedish retail giant also offers the Symfonisk lineup of Sonos speakers, with a bookshelf speaker, floor lamp/speaker and wall art/speaker.
The only thing missing from the new Vappeby waterproof model is a USB-C charger, but you probably have a few of those around. Given the ridiculously low price, shower-friendly design and insanely long battery life, it should fly off the shelves – although I wouldn’t expect great sound quality. It’s on sale now for $15.
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