TRร…DFRI 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 TRร…DFRI Gateway bringing HomeKit support to their Wireless Control Smart Outlet. Reports starting trickling in earlier today from users in the TRร…DFRI reddit community, and a spokesperson from the TRร…DFRI 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 TRร…DFRI 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

Ikea’s TRร…DFRI Wireless Control Outlet & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?

Ikea’s TRร…DFRI connected smart lighting line is one of the more affordable solutions for those not just in the HomeKit world, but for smart home enthusiasts in general. The company followed up their smart light bulbs with their take on the standard smart plug late last year, which propelled it to the top of the lists for many people as it retails for just $9.99. … Continue reading Ikea’s TRร…DFRI Wireless Control Outlet & HomeKit, What’s the Latest?

Ikea’s Bjรถrn Block Provides New Details on Upcoming Smart Shades

On this week’s episode (#208) of the Internet of Things Podcast, the “Business Leader for Ikea’s Home Smart”, Bjรถrn Block, provides some insight in to the company’s overall smart home strategies and priorities for the future. For those unaware, Ikea currently has their own smart home device line, called TRร…DFRI, which is slowly expanding in the types of devices offered. Originally, the line focused on … Continue reading Ikea’s Bjรถrn Block Provides New Details on Upcoming Smart Shades

Ikeaโ€™s HomeKit Smart Shades Delayed Until August 2019

Today, Ikea has confirmed to several media outlets that their highly anticipated line of smart blinds and shades are going to miss their April 2019 release date. While the exact date has yet to be confirmed, CNET is reporting that the Swedish retail giant is targeting an August release, and this lines up with a tweet from the official Ikea Twitter account for France. Ikea … Continue reading Ikeaโ€™s HomeKit Smart Shades Delayed Until August 2019