FCC Filings: Santala HomeKit Lamp & Ikea Shortcut Button

That pesky notorious leaker, the FCC, is back with more previously unannounced products, this time from Santala and Ikea. Spotted over the weekend, a new desk lamp from Santala that supports HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant, and for Ikea a product called the Tradfri Shortcut Button have both been filed with the FCC, and while details are still scarce, there a few nuggets of goodness … Continue reading FCC Filings: Santala HomeKit Lamp & Ikea Shortcut Button

Ikea’s FYRTUR Blinds Now Available in Some U.S. Stores

The weird and ongoing saga of Ikea’s FYRTUR smart blind release in the United States has taken yet another turn today, as reports are emerging that they are now available for purchase in select stores. Originally announced back at the beginning of the year, Ikea’s blinds have seen multiple delays, with the latest one announced just 15 days ago. The blinds, which have been available … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Blinds Now Available in Some U.S. Stores

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?