Released overseas late last month, Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds have been targeting October 1st for the North American market. With such a short time away from the potential release, many have been left wondering why there has been no mention of the blinds on Ikea’s United States website, prompting fears that another delay may occur.
Well the good news is that Ikea has finally added the first listings for the blinds, complete with sizing, pricing information, and documentation on the United States website. Unfortunately, the blinds cannot be purchased online as of now, and in store stock levels are displayed as “This product will soon be available at (selected store). Pricing for the blinds varies between sizes, with the smallest starting at $129, making them much more affordable when compared to existing solutions on the market.
Of course, HomeKit support, which was promised when the product was first announced has yet to materialize, making the wait somewhat easier, but still is disappointing to say the least. We are hoping that HomeKit support is slated to roll out with the North American release, but as of right now, those interested in the dream of using Siri to raise and lower their blinds may be better of waiting even longer.
Are you as excited as we are about Ikea’s blinds? Does the lack of HomeKit for the original release make you hesitant to pick them up? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter, @HomeKit_Hero.