IKEA’s Smart Blinds Won’t Support HomeKit At Launch

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.


IKEA Doubles Down On Its Smart Home Development

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 Updates Its TRADFRI Lineup Of 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’s Smart Blinds Launch October 1st In The U.S.

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.


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IKEA’s Smart Shades Will Begin Shipping In August

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 Wants To Get Into Gaming With Its Own Accessories

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.


IKEA’s Solution To Small Apartments Is Robot Furniture

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.


IKEA Recreates The Living Rooms From Your Favorite TV Shows

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.


IKEA Will Finally Let You Shop Using Its Mobile App

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.


Ikea’s Custom Sonos Speakers Go On Sale In August

Ikea and Sonos have been working on custom speakers for quite some time now and the products have now been fully unveiled. The furniture giant has confirmed that it will begin selling the Symfonisk table lamp and bookshelf pieces, both with Wi-Fi speakers built-in, starting August this year. The products blend Ikea’s penchant for great furniture design with Sonos’ audio prowess.


IKEA Teases Its Upcoming Speakers With Sonos

Last year IKEA announced an upcoming collaboration with Sonos where they would be creating a set of speakers together. Details of those speakers are expected to be officially unveiled next month, but in the meantime IKEA has decided to tease the upcoming speakers with some images that shows what it could look like.


IKEA Turns To 3D Printing To Make Furniture More Accessible

The problem with furniture making is that it takes time, and if you need something that’s custom-made, it can be expensive. For the most part most of us can get by with regular furniture, but what if you’re disabled? What if you need specialized furniture? That’s where it gets a bit tricky.


IKEA And Sonos To Unveil Their SYMFONISK Speakers Next Month

Last year IKEA announced that they would be teaming up with Sonos to create a set of smart speakers. IKEA had previously dabbled in Bluetooth speakers, but this would mark the first time the company would be launching a set of smart speakers, and the good news is that we might be able to get a glimpse of it next month.


Ikea Has Delayed The Release Of Its Smart Blinds

Ikea unveiled its smart blinds not too long ago. The company was supposed to release them in the United States next month but it has now decided to delay the release. The company will now be releasing its smart blinds later in 2019, it’s going to work on improved firmware in the meantime.