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.
Earlier this year, IKEA launched their smart shades in Europe. The launch of these shades were planned for a launch in February but was later delayed, but it seems that we now have an idea of when they are expected to be available. According to IKEA’s Swedish website, the company is now claiming that the shades will begin shipping in August.
IKEA, the Swedish company known for their affordable furniture, is expanding on the company’s focus where instead of just making affordable furniture, the company wants to be able to cater to a variety of lifestyles. More recently, the company announced plans to explore robotic furniture for small apartments, but they’re not stopping there.
In some countries such as Hong Kong, homes can be extremely expensive, even tiny apartments, but unfortunately, that is the reality of the property market right now. So, with such limited space, how does one make a home? It turns out that IKEA might have an answer to that problem in the form of robotic furniture.
There are some shows in which certain aspects of the show, like its furnishings, have become equally iconic. As a furniture maker, IKEA seems to be aware of this and has since compiled some of its furniture offerings and put them together to recreate the iconic living rooms found in several popular TV series.
Shopping for furniture usually involves you going to the store and having a look in person. This is usually a better idea because sometimes you need to test the strength and material of a furniture before deciding whether or not to go ahead with your purchase. IKEA has pretty much existed that way for a while now, but that could soon change.