IKEA & Sonos “SYMFONISK” Table Lamp + Wi-Fi Speaker
That product, the “SYMFONISK” table lamp speaker, is now available for purchase. The best way to describe it is that it’s like having a Sonos Play:1 or Sonos One built into a lamp stand. It sounds just as good (see video below), it’s just as much of a snap to set up as any Sonos speaker, and it interconnects with that system as perfectly as you’d expect.
Now, the lamp/speaker doesn’t have a built-in mic for Alexa/Google Assistant control and whatnot, but it can be paired with other smart devices to enable that sort of functionality. It does at least work with AirPlay 2 out of the box, so you can seamlessly stream audio from your Apple devices.
One nice touch is that the glass lampshade is mouth-blown by a skilled craftsperson, rather than mass-produced out of a factory somewhere.