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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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These IKEA SmartShades will make auto-blinds much more affordable

These IKEA SmartShades will make auto-blinds much more affordable

Is there anything more representative of the smart home than smart blinds? Okay, maybe there are a few things, but in movies and TV shows that feature so-called homes of the future, smart blinds that raise and lower at the touch of a button (or through voice commands) are a staple technology. The problem is that here in the real world, smart blinds have historically been pretty expensive. As usual, IKEA is here to save us from costly home furnishings.

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IKEA Xiaomi products are just the beginning

IKEA Xiaomi products are just the beginning

This week Xiaomi teamed up with IKEA in a bid to take the Internet of Things industry by storm. Speaking of the future of the company, Xiaomi suggested they'd be primarily centered on Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) within the next ten years. IKEA, at the same time, made clear they're in the business of selling everything the home could possibly need now and through the future - and that includes smart devices.

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IKEA Eneby Bluetooth speakers offer minimalist style on a budget

IKEA Eneby Bluetooth speakers offer minimalist style on a budget

IKEA has launched its first Bluetooth speaker designed for the home, its new Eneby range. The IKEA Eneby is offered in two different sizes, and features a design that is intended to pair well with existing ranges from the company. As with many Bluetooth speakers, Eneby is portable and can be used in a variety of situations, including on-the-go or mounted on stands/wall brackets.

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IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

Sonos has been making some pretty big strides lately. First was the launch of its new Sonos One speaker, which comes supporting Alexa out of the box and will launch support for Google Assistant next year. Now, the company has announced a new partnership with IKEA, in which it will attempt to make music more prevalent and effortlessly accessible throughout your home.

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IKEA Tradfri smart lighting finally gets HomeKit, Alexa support

IKEA Tradfri smart lighting finally gets HomeKit, Alexa support

IKEA may have somewhat become a household name when it comes to minimalist, modular and hip furniture, but it isn’t known for jumping into the smart home arena head on. That should have changed last August, when it promised to add support for the three major smart home and AI assistants in the market. Fast forward three months later, it is only now that the IKEA Tradfri line of connected bulbs is getting integration with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa, with Google Home still left behind.

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