IKEA might soon be expanding its Trådfri line of smart lighting products, adding new smart plugs, starting from only $10.
In October 2017, IKEA started selling its first smart lighting products. Now, according to Swedish tech blog Teknikveckan, the furniture giant is planning to add smart plugs to its collection of smart home products.
According to The Verge, The new IKEA smart plug will come in two versions: a “Control outlet kit” with an on / off remote will cost $15 and the “Wireless control outlet” will be $10. The power button remote can attach magnetically to metal surfaces and has a range of 10 meters. Like other Trådfri products, the smart plug will support Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa.
Teknikveckan shared various screenshots from IKEA internal stock management system that provide photos and description of the new Trådfri smart plus.
It’s not the first time (or the last, for sure) that the Swedish giant takes on the tech industry. Reports also show that IKEA is currently working on releasing a $49 Bluetooth speaker, as well as Wi-Fi speakers – in partnership with Sonos.
Soon they will start selling food, and we won’t have to visit another store ever again. Oh, wait… they already do.