Ikea Stories December 8

IKEA’s Fyrtur and Kadrilj smart blinds are now widely available in retail stores, but they notably lack HomeKit support in their current form. IKEA had promised that HomeKit support would roll out sometime during the fall of this year, but it now appears that has changed.

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Ikea Stories October 17

The confusing rollout of IKEA’s smart blinds in the United States continues today. The blinds were first slated to release earlier this year, but were then delayed to October 1. From there, IKEA delayed them until “later this fall,” but now inventory is showing up at IKEA retail stores around the United States.

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Ikea Stories October 2

The saga of IKEA’s smart blinds coming to the United States continues today. The company has confirmed to The Verge that its smart blinds won’t launch in the United States until “later this year” after already missing earlier promised release dates.

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Ikea Stories August 18

IKEA has announced that it is increasing its investment in smart home technology and products. This comes as the company has gradually expanded into the smart home market with low-cost products that often integrate with Apple’s HomeKit platform.

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Ikea Stories August 16

IKEA HomeKit blinds unboxing shows off rechargeable battery and more ahead of expected US launch this month

IKEA’s highly anticipated HomeKit blinds are expected to launch sometime this month or next in the US and they’ve just become available in the retailer’s home country of Sweden as well as other European countries. With the launch of the highly affordable HomeKit blinds we’ve now got our first hands-on look with a YouTube unboxing and teardown.

Ikea Stories August 1

Apple has added a few third-party products to its retail stores and website, most notably, several versions of Netgear’s Orbi mesh Wi-Fi routers. Meanwhile, IKEA + Sonos speakers with AirPlay 2 are now available from the Swedish retailer starting at $99.

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