The next step in Ikea’s home automation plan
Ikea made its entrance into the smart home world back in 2017
when it released
Trådfri, a line of smart lightbulbs that people could control
from a small circular remote or app.
Fyrtur’s swath of opaque gray fabric is made in the same
blackout style as its Tretur blinds. Kadrilj’s light gray is more
translucent, letting natural light filter into a room. Neither of
the blinds are particularly attractive or unattractive, which is
all you can really ask for with blinds.
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, you can raise or
lower the blinds individually or as a group with a wireless remote
or Ikea’s Trådfri app on a smartphone. When connected to
Ikea’s smart home hub Trådfri, the blinds can also be controlled
through Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. Set the
blinds to a timer and they’ll slide up your window, revealing the
sun at 6:30 a.m. sharp every single day if you so choose.
Kadrilj will launch in Europe in February, and the Fyrtur line
will launch in the U.S. in April. Ikea has only released
European pricing so far, which starts at about $113 for Kadrilj and
$119 for Fyrtur, and go up to $181 depending on the size.
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Ikea is launching affordable smart blinds this April