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Following an unexpected release in the United States in October, The "Fyrtur" range of Ikea smart blinds are reportedly starting to gain support for HomeKit, enabling the window blinds to be automatically controlled by Apple's smart home platform.
The Symfonisk lamp is what comes out the other end when Ikea mixes its design and function with Sonos's audio capabilities and experience. It's a smart Wi-Fi connected speaker that is hidden within a modern-looking lamp.
Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out, including new arrives in Apple Stores, Sonos/IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers and LIFX HomeKit bulbs.
Ikea has issued an update for its Tradfri smart plugs in the United States, with new firmware released on Thursday enabling the power accessories to be controlled by other devices using Apple's HomeKit smart home platform, as well as via the Home app.
Ikea on Thursday said that it's delaying both the U.S. and European launches of its Apple HomeKit-ready Smart Shades, anticipated for bringing that type of smarthome accessory within a realistic price point.
Furniture giant Ikea may add more products to its range of smart home devices, after an FCC filing from the company revealed it was producing a compact remote control, one that is thought could be used to open and close smart blinds.