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.
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.