ikea

IKEA smart home shortcut button spotted in FCC filing

IKEA smart home shortcut button spotted in FCC filing

IKEA is both famous and infamous in the way it has changed the furniture market or at least the expectations of some homeowners. But while some credit it for taking a more modern spin on furniture, it only recently started making some of its products smarter by jumping on the IoT bandwagon. But now that it has a few such smart home products under its belt, the company is looking into making sure they work well together. It's next step, apparently, is to make a smart shortcut button whose sole use is to start a custom-made scene.

Continue Reading

IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds are finally and truly available in the US

IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds are finally and truly available in the US

IKEA is either popular or unpopular depending on who you ask. To some, it's overpriced while, for others, it is actually cheaper than equivalent products from other furniture makers. At least for some smart home enthusiasts, IKEA actually offers the only affordable alternative for a very specific and niche product: smart blinds. The IKEA SmartShades, specifically the Fyrtur, has been keeping fans and hopeful buyers in the US on the edge but, finally it seems that their long wait is finally over.

Continue Reading

IKEA’s Sonos remote will be $14.99 in the US

IKEA’s Sonos remote will be $14.99 in the US

IKEA has quietly added a US product page for its SYMFONISK remote, a handy - and inexpensive - controller for its Sonos-powered speakers, ahead of its expected launch next month. The gadget will give Sonos speaker owners a way to remotely control their music, without having to pull out a phone and load the Sonos app, or speak to an assistant like Amazon Alexa.

Continue Reading

Why IKEA’s $99 Sonos speakers get me excited

Why IKEA’s $99 Sonos speakers get me excited

I confess, I was skeptical about the IKEA SYMFONISK speakers, the Swedish retail behemoth's first collaboration with multi-room audio specialists Sonos. IKEA has always been about affordability, building products to a strict price tag. In contrast, Sonos represented a more polished - and more expensive - experience.

Continue Reading

IKEA SYMFONISK Review: Sonos’ Swedish speaker stars

IKEA SYMFONISK Review: Sonos’ Swedish speaker stars

IKEA and Sonos are the WiFi speaker partnership we never knew we needed, but SYMFONISK could well propel the category into the mainstream. Combining the focus of the price-obsessed Swedish retailer with the increasingly-capable connected speaker specialist, the result is a pair of streaming speakers that are not only affordable but don't sacrifice performance and quality in the process. Frankly, it all sounded too good to be true.

Continue Reading

IKEA made a simple Sonos remote for its Symfonisk speakers

IKEA made a simple Sonos remote for its Symfonisk speakers

IKEA doesn't just have affordable Sonos-powered speakers in the pipeline, but a simple remote control to liberate users from the Sonos app or talking to a smart assistant. The IKEA Symfonisk speakers are set to launch in August, and in the process become the most affordable Sonos-compatible models around. However it's an accessory that fans of the platform may be more excited about.

Continue Reading

IKEA ROGNAN robotic furniture promises cheaper tiny homes

IKEA ROGNAN robotic furniture promises cheaper tiny homes

IKEA is aiming to capitalize on space-short city dwellers with a new set of robotic furniture, ROGNAN, that can transform between a bedroom and a living space. Intended for studio apartments and other smaller locations, the new range can change a room between sleeping, working, and relaxing at the touch of a button.

Continue Reading

IKEA Symfonisk Sonos speakers official: Price, release date, more

IKEA Symfonisk Sonos speakers official: Price, release date, more

Sonos and IKEA have teamed up on a range of affordable connected speakers, and Symfonisk looks likely to bring in a whole new audience to multi-room audio when it arrives in stores this summer. As with earlier IKEA smart home products, the focus is connected technology but at an attainable price point - in this case, kicking off at under a hundred dollars.

Continue Reading

IKEA sets a date for its affordable Sonos-powered speakers

IKEA sets a date for its affordable Sonos-powered speakers

IKEA will take the wraps off its new Sonos-powered Symfonisk smart speakers in Milan next month, the company has announced. Earlier this year, the company revealed that it would start selling these speakers in the US and Europe in August, but we'll get our first proper look at the products in April. IKEA released a brief teaser video to join its announcement, but few details were offered.

Continue Reading

IKEA’s affordable smart shades are delayed – but there’s good news

IKEA’s affordable smart shades are delayed – but there’s good news

IKEA's smart blinds aren't unfurling on schedule, with the affordable remote-controlled window treatment running into a firmware hold-up. The Swedish retailer sent smart home fans into a frenzy earlier in the year, with the news that it was working on a set of smart blinds that could seriously undercut the competition.

Continue Reading

Ikea’s Sonos-powered Symfonisk smart speakers to debut in August

Ikea’s Sonos-powered Symfonisk smart speakers to debut in August

Home furniture giant Ikea has steadily been getting into the smart home market, introducing products like smart lighting, Bluetooth speakers, and the latest being smart window blinds. The company also announced just over a year ago that it was teaming up with speaker company Sonos to develop ways to combine music and audio devices with furniture, and they've finally revealed that their collaborative products will be launching in August.

Continue Reading

Here’s when the IKEA smart blinds will unroll in the US

Here’s when the IKEA smart blinds will unroll in the US

A couple of days ago, we caught wind of a new line of smart blinds from IKEA. As is usually the case with IKEA, the main draw of these smart blinds is their fairly affordable price, at least in comparison to the cost of other smart blinds, which sometimes cost several hundred dollars. When these new blinds first appeared on IKEA's German site, we weren't clear on whether or not they'd be making their way to the US, but now the company has confirmed that they will.

Continue Reading

1 2 3