Ikea, who has never been afraid to dive into new product categories, announced Planning to release record player As part of the new Obegränsad collection this fall. Designed in collaboration with Swedish music supergroup House Mafia, the record player has a chunky design that goes well with a lot of other consumer electronics devices made by Ikea. Besides, the Swedish retailer also announced an armchair and desk as part of the collection.
This is technically not the first standard playback device that Ikea has announced. Way back in 2018, she announced a turntable In collaboration with Teenage Engineering which she hoped to release the following year. But according to Teen Engineering Support Pagethe player did not reach the final set.
Ikea engineer Carmen Stoicescu alluded to this earlier attempt in an interview about the new record player IKEA website. “When the question came to me, I just said, ‘We’ve actually tried to play a DVD player before, so we can use the same resource maybe? The writing contains some hints about the player’s functionality, such as the fact that it has a built-in speaker, is USB powered and features a replaceable needle and cartridge. In a press release, Ikea also notes that the player will work with Eneby Bluetooth Speaker, but since it doesn’t actually support Bluetooth, it will only work over a wired connection. Otherwise, the technical details are minimal. It is not clear if the record player has built-in speakers or if it is limited to wired output.
We asked Ikea these questions along with questions about the expected cost of the device. It will be available this fall with more than 20 other products from the Obegränsad range.
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