If you’ve ever seen an IKEA catalog or browsed its website, you might be thinking that it seems like a crazy amount of work to layout all of the company’s products in various scenarios, especially with all the different color combinations. In case you did not know, the bulk of them are actually computer generated.
ASUS is a computer brand and IKEA is a furniture company. It might seem like neither company have anything in common, but that might no longer be the case. ASUS’ gaming division, ROG, have announced a partnership with IKEA in which both companies will be teaming up to create gaming furniture.
While Nintendo’s Animal Crossing series has always been a pretty popular franchise, we suppose combine that with the popularity of the Nintendo Switch and also the pandemic, the latest Animal Crossing has proven to be a pretty huge hit amongst gamers, both casual and hardcore.
A lot of things that we see online are merely a snapshot of reality. This is why many have advised that we shouldn’t always buy into photos we see posted on social media, because as glamorous as some photos look, we don’t really know what goes on behind the scenes and it might not necessarily be the whole truth.
Due to the fact that IKEA tends to combine their actual store with a warehouse, they need a lot of space. As such, most of the time if you wanted to go to an IKEA store, they might be located out of the city and sometimes far away. However, to encourage customers to make trips to their stores, IKEA has come up with a rather novel idea.
As some of you might be aware, IKEA recently launched a set of smart blinds. IKEA isn’t exactly new to the smart home game, and one of the selling points of its smart home products is support for Apple’s HomeKit platform. This was supposed to be the case with the smart blinds, but it looks like owners will have to wait until next year.
IKEA has been on a roll in recent years, where they are starting to expand on their lineup of smart home products. The company started out with some basic smart bulbs, and if you’re looking to furnish your home with more IKEA offerings, you might be in luck as the company has since announced their latest smart bulb, a decorative Edison-style bulb that is part of the company’s Tradfri lineup.
Known for their affordable furniture, IKEA has in the recent years start to branch out by creating more relevant and hi-tech offerings. We’ve seen this happen with smart blinds, smart bulbs, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Now it looks like they might have a new smart home shortcut button in development.
At the start of the year, IKEA launched a set of smart blinds for Europe. The smart blinds were also planned for a launch in the US and was initially targeted for February, but was later delayed to August before being pushed back to October. If you were hoping to get your hands on it this month, you’ll be disappointed to learn that will not be happening.
If you’ve ever wondered what a piece of furniture looks like in your home before you buy it, you might be familiar with the fact the Swedish furniture maker, IKEA, has an app called “Place” that uses augmented reality (AR) to help overlay furniture from the company’s catalogue into your room.
One of the selling points of IKEA’s smart home products, apart from its affordability, is how they support Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. This means that they can be used together with other HomeKit devices and be controlled at the same time or in groups. Unfortunately, one of IKEA’s upcoming smart home products, the FYRTUR smart blinds, will not support HomeKit at launch.
Over the years, we’ve seen IKEA introduce a variety of smart home products to its lineup. This started out with lamps that came with built-in wireless chargers, to IKEA’s own range of smart lightbulbs, smart blinds, and smart speakers. However, it seems that the company is actually far from done with its smart home products.
IKEA is a company that most people would associate with regular home furniture that is affordable. However, in recent times the company has expanded on their offerings to keep up with the times, such as by creating smart home products that would allow customers to make their homes smarter without having to spend too much money.
IKEA first launched its smart blinds in Europe earlier this year. It was expected to release them in February but that didn’t happen. The company will now be rolling out the smart blinds in that part of the world in August. The United States will get the smart blinds as well. According to a new report, IKEA’s smart blinds will go on sale in the United States starting October 1st.