Available today for just $15, the IKEA VAPPEBY portable Bluetooth speaker features a compact and waterproof design, plus an 80-hour battery life. It’s the most affordable Bluetooth shower speaker you’ll find from a reputable brand, and you can pair two together for stereo sound.
IKEA’s VAPPEBY lineup is relatively new; the first VAPPBY speaker, which doubles as an outdoor camping-styled lamp, debuted last year. Of course, IKEA offers a wide variety of speakers, including the SYMFONISK lineup that’s made in collaboration with Sonos.
Anyway, the VAPPEBY shower speaker only measures three inches wide, and it has a small loop to hang from hooks. It also charges via USB-C, though charging accessories aren’t included with the device.
And the advertised 80-hour battery life, while impressive, is only true at 50% volume. I should also clarify that this speaker has an IP67 water and dust-resistance rating—it’s “waterproof,” you can use it in the shower or take it on a kayak, but you shouldn’t leave it submerged in water for too long.
Note that this is a mono speaker. For stereo audio, you must pair it with a second VAPPEBY shower speaker. IKEA hasn’t detailed the pairing process, but previous speakers in the VAPPEBY lineup pair to one another when you hold their pairing buttons for a few seconds.
You can order the VAPPEBY portable Bluetooth speaker in red, black, or white. It costs just $15, so I suggest buying two for stereo mode.
IKEA VAPPEBY Bluetooth Shower Speaker
IKEA's portable and waterproof VAPPEBY shower speaker features an 80-hour battery and measures just three inches wide. Pair two together for stereo sound!