The Frekvens range (Swedish for “frequency”) of speakers will hit stores in the United States on February 1, and subsequently in other parts of the world. Teenage Engineering, a design collective, has prior experience in manufacturing speakers, including the iconic OP-1 synthesizer. The Frekvens range will be a natural progression for Teenage Engineering, which will be able to leverage the vast network of Ikea to reach more customers.
The two speakers in the new range include a USD 69.99 model and a portable variant which will cost USD 19.99. The latter can be paired with a belt clip, a USD-149 worth subwoofer, and a light-up base that costs USD 10.
Home audio is not the only segment that the two firms are targeting. Other products in the range include lights, crockery, furniture, and other knick-knacks like a reflective raincoat and a cajón. Some of the devices like the speakers and smart lighting bulbs can be connected together.
“We know that for younger people spontaneity is key. The idea of gathering some friends could become a reality in minutes. What is needed to have a good party at home? That’s what we wanted to investigate with Frekvens. Together with Teenage Engineering, we have explored the possibilities of taking the party with us,” Ikea creative design leader Michael Nikolic said.
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Needless to say, the 2010s have been one helluva decade as far as tech is concerned. This decade has seen monumental and significant changes in terms of gadgets and everyday technology that we use in our daily lives. Be it the transformation of flip phones into wide touch screen smartphones or the world collectively moving on from digital cameras to high-res DSLRs, we have come a long way since 2010.
To show you just how major and significant these changes have been, we have compiled a list of gadgets which shows how tech looked back in 2010.