Ikea Smartshades are here! Well “here” as in some European stores with broader availability expected February 2nd — hopefully that includes the US, although prior reports indicated our availability would come later in the spring. In any event, we now know sizes, prices, and mechanics.
There are two lines of grey Ikea smart shades, one more opaque (FYRTUR) and one more translucent (KADRILJ). They range in price from 99 – 155 Euro ($113 – $181), which comes in way, way lower than most (all?) existing wireless shades brands (hello Lutron) with broad availability.
They’re powered by a USB-rechargeable battery pack, which will hopefully last many months, and a wireless puck is used for control. Given the documented interaction with the TRADFRI gateway (and smartphone control), we can assume this is a Zigbee solution… that will work independently or in conjunction with Ikea’s Hue-esque smart lighting. Further, integration with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit (!) is confirmed.
Some product details:
- The smartblinds can be controlled wirelessly to filter incoming light or prevent outside glare – depending on the activity in the room.
- With the help of the TRÅDFRI Gateway and App, blinds can be raised or lowered by the timer at the desired time.
- TRÅDFRI gateway / central control unit and TRÅDFRI app are coordinated. The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play or Apple App Store – depending on your phone or tablet model.
- Complete for control via Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Home with TRÅDFRI Gateway and TRÅDFRI App.
Listed European sizes: