IKEA Launches Vappeby Portable Bluetooth Speaker – A Versatile and Affordable Gadget
IKEA has launched a new Portable Bluetooth Speaker in their Vappeby lineup, and it is sure to make waves. This tiny, silicone-coated, IP67-rated speaker is only three inches square and two inches deep, and comes in black, red, or yellow. It is waterproof and can be submerged in water up to one meter deep for 30 minutes. With a lanyard included, it can even be hung up in the shower. Best of all, it retails for only $15, making it one of the most affordable portable speakers on the market.
Stjepan Begic, Product Design Developer at Ikea of Sweden, described the Vappeby speaker as “a very user-friendly solution.” He added, “We hope customers will embrace the speaker, and we hope it adds value to their lives by enabling them to enjoy sound experiences from anywhere.”
The speaker also has a long battery life, lasting up to 80 hours on a single charge at 50% volume. This is much longer than its closest competitor, the Tribit Stormbox Micro 2, which only offers 12 hours of battery life. Unfortunately, the speaker does not come with a USB-C charger, so you will need to provide your own.
This speaker may not have audiophile-level sound quality due to its small size, but its versatility and affordability at only $15 make it an irresistible purchase. It can be used in almost any location, making it a great value. The Vappeby Portable Bluetooth speaker will be available globally in April 2021, so be sure to check with your local market for product availability.
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