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IKEA Confirms Its ‘Smart Blinds’ That’s Coming Soon To The US
By Yoon Sann Wong, 20 Sep 2018
Image via Shutterstock
Following IKEA’s FCC filing for ‘Smart Blinds’, a brand representative has confirmed news about the upcoming addition under its ‘TRÅDFRI’ smart home range to CNET.
These motorized window fixtures that operate through remote control will launch in IKEA across the US come 2019. Though such technology already exists and is offered by other brands, many are hoping that IKEA’s foray into this area will help drive prices down—a definite boon for consumers.
IKEA presently offers smart lighting and could be introducing a smart speaker and an affordable smart plug to its ‘TRÅDFRI’ range.
As the collection grows, some suspect that the Swedish furniture brand is working towards building a complete automated home system that will be compatible with Amazon’s ‘Alexa’, Apple’s ‘HomeKit’, and Google ‘Assistant’.
IKEA ‘TRÅDFRI’. Image via IKEA Newsroom
Awesome! Ikea's going to release smart blinds. We definitely need downward pricing pressure in this category. pic.twitter.com/Mx010A569J— Dave Zatz (@davezatz) September 6, 2018
[via CNET and Channel News, main image via Shutterstock]
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