Ooooh… I wonder if they will be HomeKit enabled?
Hope springs from the article, “Of course, the exciting part about all this…is that Ikea is in a good position to undercut the competition and push prices down.”
Now, wouldn’t that be nice!
The challenge is that Ikea Smart Blinds comes out of the package like this (but the savings are so worth it, right?):
would still buy it if it’s less than $150 per window and could be made to work with SmartThings
Even more usefully, you’ll also be able to control the shades with Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant.
This is awesome.
Hopefully they come in more colors and slightly different widths for the USA. Most of my windows are around 90 cm for inside mount, so 80 cm is a smidge too narrow.
Had these come out 6 months ago I wouldn’t have needed to build one of these:
Nor would I have needed to spend a fortune on 9nr Somfy Sonesse Roller Blind Motors!!
But at least I have hard wired switches, no cloud dependence and no batteries to worry about.
I realize I’m a tad early with this question, as the product won’t show up in stores until February, but;
Should we expect a DTH to be developed for these products? I have been looking for something like this since i started automating my home a couple of years ago, but this is the first affordable and semi ready-to-use product that matches my expectations.
We can expect someone to attempt a DTH. No guarantees they will be successfull.
It’s possible (although not guaranteed) that these will look like a generic zigbee dimmable bulb to SmartThings, since then they would work with the Philips Hue Bridge also. (Half open = “50% brightness”)
But we’ll have to wait and see.
April 1st nice!
Ikea’s smart blinds with HomeKit support will be launching in the United States on April 1st, the company confirmed to Fast Company . Pricing hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but we can expect it to be in line with the European pricing, which ranges from $113 to $181.
Ikea will only carry the Fyrtur model in the United States. This is the blackout model, and the non-blackout Kadrilj will be sold exclusively in Europe.
I’m sooooo in!
ahh bummer, I have been counting down the days…