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Ikea Smart Blinds system launching February 2019 (April 1st in U.S.)


(jkp) #1

IKEA Smart Blinds Coming Early 2019?
#2

Ooooh… I wonder if they will be HomeKit enabled?


(John C) #3

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! :grin:


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #4

The challenge is that Ikea Smart Blinds comes out of the package like this (but the savings are so worth it, right?):


(Jimmy) #5

:joy: would still buy it if it’s less than $150 per window and could be made to work with SmartThings


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#9

Woo hoo!

Even more usefully, you’ll also be able to control the shades with Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant.


(TOO FLY FOR A FLY GUY) #10

This is awesome.


(Jimmy) #11

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.


(Robin) #12

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.


(Oskar Arkstedt) #13

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.


(Jimmy) #14

We can expect someone to attempt a DTH. No guarantees they will be successfull.


#15

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.


(jkp) #16

#17

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.


(Ron Talley) #18

I’m sooooo in!