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Ikea expanding its HomeKit accessory lineup with smart plug


Ikea smart home appliances
Ikea's smart home accessories lineup may be expanding
Photo: Ikea

Ikea, the Swedish-based “affordable” home furnishing company, is looking to expand its lineup of Trådfri smart home accessories to include an affordable smart switch. The report, which was first published on reddit and reported by Swedish tech site Teknikveckan, shows a pair of smart plug accessories that would allow your to control “dumb” devices with your smartphone or connected speaker.

Details in the report are fairly sparse, as Ikea-goers discovered the product on the store’s touchscreen kiosks. Images posted of the U.S. model show that the cost of the connected outlet will start at $10, with a $15 option including a wireless “remote”. Currently, the product page shows no inventory information, but Teknikveckan claims to expect them in October.

Ikea Trådfri smart plug renders
The expected smart plugs allow you to turn any thing into a smart device.
Photos: Trådfri US/Imgur

The Trådfri smart home line-up was initially introduced in 2017, with support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. A firmware update last November also added support for HomeKit. Since then, the smart home products have been some of the most affordable HomeKit accessories on the market.

You can find all of Ikea’s current Trådfri accessories in Ikea stores, on their website or on Amazon.


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