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Topic: Ikea

Ikea is 'just getting started' in smart home peripheral market

08/18/2019, 09:08 am

Ikea has announced that it will aggressively grow its burgeoning smart home line that includes HomeKit compatibility, and is creating a daughter company called "Ikea Home smart" to do so.

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Apple HomePod versus Sonos & Ikea Symfonisk smart speakers

08/16/2019, 03:08 pm

After we published our reviews of the Ikea Symfonisk line, we got asked to directly compare the product to Apple's HomePod. So, let's do it.

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Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 speaker review - HomePod meets lamp

08/12/2019, 03:08 pm

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.

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Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker -- Ikea Price, Sonos Sound

08/08/2019, 03:08 pm

Ikea teamed with Sonos, and the pairing has produced the $99 Symfonisk Bookshelf Wi-Fi speaker with AirPlay 2. How does it compare to pricier speaker alternatives.

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ICYMI: Sonos speakers, smart lights, Pokemon and more

08/04/2019, 02:08 pm

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.

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IKEA expands HomeKit compatible line of smart bulbs

07/11/2019, 08:07 am

Ikea has a refreshed their TRADFRI HomeKit compatible smart home series, updating their existing light bulbs and introducing new products ahead of their highly anticipated smart blind launch.

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Ikea's HomeKit-ready Smart Shades to ship in August

06/12/2019, 04:06 pm

One of the most hotly anticipated HomeKit products in recent memory, Ikea's Smart Shades, will finally launch in August after a months-long delay, the company says.

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Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

05/21/2019, 03:05 pm

As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream -- if the devices are good enough.

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Ikea's Tradfri smart plugs are now HomeKit compatible

04/11/2019, 03:04 pm

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.

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Sonos & Ikea AirPlay 2-compatible Symfonisk speakers will cost as little as $99

04/08/2019, 01:04 pm

As anticipated, Sonos and Ikea on Monday revealed two upcoming speakers meant to do double-duty as room decoration, while offering "smart" features like Apple's AirPlay 2.

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Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

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.

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Ikea's HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades come to the US on Apr. 1

01/11/2019, 10:01 am

Revealed earlier this week during CES 2019, Ikea's low-cost Smart Shades now have a precise U.S. launch date, Apr. 1.

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HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades starting gradual roll-out at Ikea

01/07/2019, 08:01 am

Swedish giant Ikea is beginning to roll out its first Smart Shades, compatible with Apple HomeKit and other smarthome platforms when paired with the company's Tradfri hub.

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Ikea could introduce blinds with Apple HomeKit support to smart home range

09/07/2018, 08:09 am

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.

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IKEA expanding HomeKit lineup with new smart plugs in October

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

IKEA will be building on its popular and affordable smart home platform this fall with a new HomeKit-equipped smart plug, according to new rumors.

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IKEA and Sonos tease new smart speakers, but it may mean nothing for Apple users

06/07/2018, 01:06 pm

Flat-pack furniture giant Ikea has prototypes of its upcoming, low-cost Symfonisk line, the first products to come from IKEA's partnership with Sonos.

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IKEA does second backtrack on Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri lighting

10/12/2017, 11:10 am

Home furnishings vendor IKEA has once again had to retract claims of Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri, its range of smartbulbs and related accessories.

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Ikea 'This Charges Everything' ad campaign for iPhone 8 Qi charging invokes past Apple slogans

09/22/2017, 11:09 am

Ikea is capitalizing on not just Apple's inclusion of Qi charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X to promote its own line of compatible charging equipment -- but also implements variations of phrases that Apple has used in the past.

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Apple HomeKit added to Ikea Tradfri smart bulb line with firmware update

08/10/2017, 08:08 am

Ikea has quietly added HomeKit support to its inexpensive Tradfri line of smart bulbs, necessitating a firmware update to the system's bridge to enable.

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Ikea's plans for ARKit revealed, virtual shopping tool will launch in fall with iOS 11

06/19/2017, 12:06 pm

Briefly teased at the WWDC keynote, flat-pack furniture company Ikea has officially declared that it is working on a ARKit catalog for the iPhone that will launch at some point in late 2017.

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