Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available

Announced back in April of this year, Ikea has announced that their Sonos powered AirPlay 2 speakers are available now in stores worldwide. The unique partnership, which combines audio expertise from Sonos with Ikea’s low cost manufacturing models produced 2 distinct speakers under the name SYMFONISK. The cheaper of the two options, coming in at just $99 is a bookshelf speaker that is available in … Continue reading Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available

Savant Introduces HomeKit Thermostat, Pro Remote, Audio Amplifier & Smart Sound Bar

Home automation company, Savant, which recently announced a few HomeKit compatible devices at the LIGHTFAIR 2019 event, is back with even more product introductions. Previously announced products include a smart light bulb and light strip, smart light fixtures, and a HomeKit compatible circuit breaker module to monitor energy consumption. This week, the company has introduced a smart thermostat, a “pro” remote control, audio amplifier and … Continue reading Savant Introduces HomeKit Thermostat, Pro Remote, Audio Amplifier & Smart Sound Bar

HomeKit Deal: Pick Up Apple’s HomePod For Just $269 – EXPIRED

Update: This deal has expired and is no longer available. Members at the “warehouse” store Sam’s Club can score a nice discount on one of the more essential pieces of HomeKit gear today. Apple’s HomePod, which recently received an official price drop bringing it down to $299, is on sale at Sam’s for just $269. The price, which is valid until June 3rd can be … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Pick Up Apple’s HomePod For Just $269 – EXPIRED

AirPlay 2 Support Added to Pioneer & Onkyo Receivers

Announced via a press release late last week and spotted by Sound & Vision, Pioneer & Onkyo has joined Bose in introducing AirPlay 2 support for some of the company’s audio and network receivers. Just as with the case with Bose, the Pioneer/Onkyo brand curiously is not on Apple’s list of compatible AirPlay 2 devices, but unlike Bose, Onkyo did announce that support was coming … Continue reading AirPlay 2 Support Added to Pioneer & Onkyo Receivers

AirPlay 2 Update Now Available for BoseSmart Speakers

This week Bose, maker of one of the world’s most popular line of audio products, has released a software update bringing AirPlay 2 support to “BoseSmart” speakers. The company made this rather surprising announcement via their Twitter account, and did not send out a press release mentioning the added functionality, which is rather strange considering just how big of a deal that it is. Prior … Continue reading AirPlay 2 Update Now Available for BoseSmart Speakers

Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August

Today Ikea and Sonos officially took the wraps off of their long rumored smart speaker collaboration, and has not one, but 2 different products launching later this year. Starting this August, customers can purchase the SYMFONISK at Ikea stores worldwide, and the line starts at just $99. The company has also announced that these upcoming speakers will support Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming protocol, but HomeKit … Continue reading Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August

Apple Officially Drops Price of HomePod, Now Just $299

Today, Apple has quietly dropped the price of its Siri based home speaker, the HomePod worldwide. The speaker, which debuted last year at $349 (US), has seen numerous discounts over the past few months, and Apple has finally cut the retail price down to $299 bringing it closer to the sales that various retailers have been running. For comparison, Best Buy is currently listing the … Continue reading Apple Officially Drops Price of HomePod, Now Just $299