FYRTUR Smart Blinds Make First Appearance on Ikea’s US Website

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 … Continue reading FYRTUR Smart Blinds Make First Appearance on Ikea’s US Website

Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

The day has finally come for HomeKit users in the Netherlands as Ikea’s highly anticipated FYRTUR smart blinds are now available in stores. Reports are coming in from the TRADFRI reddit community that they are available for purchase, and Ikea’s website for the particular region is allowing orders now. The blinds are notable for their relatively low price when compared to existing solutions from competitors … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available

Announced back in April of this year, Ikea has announced that their Sonos powered AirPlay 2 speakers are available now in stores worldwide. The unique partnership, which combines audio expertise from Sonos with Ikea’s low cost manufacturing models produced 2 distinct speakers under the name SYMFONISK. The cheaper of the two options, coming in at just $99 is a bookshelf speaker that is available in … Continue reading Ikea’s Sonos Powered AirPlay 2 Enabled Speakers Now Available

Ikea Releases Commercial for Upcoming Smart Blinds, Confirms Mid-August Launch

Swedish retail giant, Ikea has uploaded a commercial for the company’s highly anticipated smart blinds and Sonos speaker to their Denmark YouTube page today. The commercial, first spotted by u/Benkbrodrost on the Tradfri subreddit, features no spoken words, shows off how the two connected devices can simulate waking up naturally, with bird calls and sunlight coming through a speaker and opening blinds. While nothing new … Continue reading Ikea Releases Commercial for Upcoming Smart Blinds, Confirms Mid-August Launch

Ikea Releases Updated TRADFRI Light Bulbs, Panels & More

Today, Ikea has revamped their TRADFRI smart home line with new devices and updates to their existing light bulbs. The TRADFRI line, which is now a part of Ikea’s Home Smart range of connected products, is lauded for their low prices and interoperability with all of the major smart home platforms. While today did not bring forth the highly anticipated smart blinds, the company has … Continue reading Ikea Releases Updated TRADFRI Light Bulbs, Panels & More

Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea has confirmed that their highly anticipated smart blinds will be released in August of this year. Originally introduced with a target release in April, Ikea’s smart blinds have seen delays due to firmware and manufacturing issues, but have since showed signs that they could be coming soon through signage in stores and through their inventory systems. The smart blinds, which are notable for their … Continue reading Ikea Confirms August Release of Upcoming Smart Blinds, Pricing and Sizes Revealed

Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds Coming Later This Month?

The ongoing saga of Ikea’s smart blind release has taken another turn, thanks to some in-store updates that have been spotted. The blinds, which were originally schedule for an April release were announced as being delayed several times, with Ikea citing production issues and then firmware issues holding them back. The company eventually communicated that the blinds would be launched in August, but there are … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds Coming Later This Month?

Ikea TRÅDFRI App Update Enables Support For Upcoming Smart Blinds

Today, retail giant IKEA has released an update to their TRÅDFRI iOS App that has enabled support for its upcoming line of smart blinds. Spotted by u/fiveoone on the r/Tradfri subreddit, the update includes a “What’s New” prompt that mentions the added functionality, but of course the actual blinds themselves are not yet available as they were delayed until August of this year. The prompt … Continue reading Ikea TRÅDFRI App Update Enables Support For Upcoming Smart Blinds

TRÅDFRI Gateway Firmware Update Adds HomeKit Support for Ikea’s Wireless Control Outlet

Today, Ikea has released their long awaited firmware update for the company’s TRÅDFRI Gateway bringing HomeKit support to their Wireless Control Smart Outlet. Reports starting trickling in earlier today from users in the TRÅDFRI reddit community, and a spokesperson from the TRÅDFRI team has confirmed that the rollout has officially begun. It appears that only the update to the gateway is needed for this new … Continue reading TRÅDFRI Gateway Firmware Update Adds HomeKit Support for Ikea’s Wireless Control Outlet

Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August

Today Ikea and Sonos officially took the wraps off of their long rumored smart speaker collaboration, and has not one, but 2 different products launching later this year. Starting this August, customers can purchase the SYMFONISK at Ikea stores worldwide, and the line starts at just $99. The company has also announced that these upcoming speakers will support Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming protocol, but HomeKit … Continue reading Ikea & Sonos Announce AirPlay 2 Compatible Speakers Coming in August