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IKEA’s $15 TRÅDFRI Control Outlet Gains Apple HomeKit Support

If you’re looking to set up some affordable power outlets with Apple HomeKit, check out IKEA’s TRÅDFRI wireless control outlet, which costs $14.99 in Canada. An update to the IKEA TRÅDFRI iOS app yesterday has added Apple HomeKit support. With the TRÅDFRI control outlet, you can control your lighting from your iOS devices and Apple Watch...

IKEA-Owned Service Platform TaskRabbit Expands to Canada

Small jobs online platform TaskRabbit, which was bought last year by the world’s biggest furniture retailer IKEA Group, officially launched in Canada today. According to a new report from TechCrunch, TaskRabbit, whose platform connects people with freelance handymen and other workers for tasks such as minor home repairs, deliveries, and IKEA furniture assembly, is moving into its...

Ikea Will Reportedly Launch its Own Smart Plugs in October

According to a new report from Norwegian site Tek.no, Ikea has confirmed that they are planning to launch its own smart plugs in October. The company has apparently set the price for its 150 Norwegian Krone at roughly $18 USD. Ikea will also sell a magnetic wireless remote for an unknown price, but this remote will...

IKEA Canada to Launch ENEBY Bluetooth Speakers on August 1st

IKEA Canada has announced the launch of its new ENEBY line of speakers, which mark the company’s first foray into Bluetooth speakers. According to IKEA Canada, ENEBY speakers were developed by IKEA of Sweden, and will launch across Canada on August 1, 2018, a company spokesperson informs iPhone in Canada. According to IKEA Canada, the ENEBY...

IKEA TRÅDFRI Smart Lighting Gains HomeKit Support in Canada

IKEA has a smart lighting solution called TRÅDFRI, which offers various light bulbs, motion sensors, dimming kits and remotes. This lineup of smart lighting hardware normally is controlled with the IKEA TRÅDFRI iOS app, but HomeKit support has finally arrived. While news of IKEA TRÅDFRI HomeKit support has been spreading across the web, Canadian users are also seeing...

ARKit-Based IKEA Place for iOS Now Available: Virtual Decorate Your Home

Back in June, Apple and IKEA announced the latter would be developing an augmented reality (AR) furniture shopping app, built upon the iPhone maker’s ARKit framework. The new app is finally available, called IKEA Place. The app allows you to virtual decorate any room in your home. Here’s how IKEA says it works: - Scan...

IKEA Adds HomeKit Support to Trådfri Smart Lighting System

IKEA Trådfri smart lighting products now support Apple HomeKit, only four months after the popular Swedish furniture company said its product line would support the framework sometime this year, reads a new report from MacRumors. Until now, the Trådfri bulbs have relied either on IKEA’s wireless hardware controllers and switches, or the IKEA companion app. Greatly...

Apple and IKEA Developing AR Furniture Shopping App

Apple and Swedish furniture giant Ikea have announced an augmented reality application that allows users to try out how furniture will look in the home before buying. Tim Cook said in a recent interview that furniture-buying is a perfect example of something that can be completely changed by the use of AR, and gave a specific shout-out...

IKEA HomeKit Smart Lighting is Coming This Summer

IKEA's Smart Lighting range will soon support Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the company has announced in a press release. The Swedish home store plans to add the functionality to its TRADFRI smart lighting system, which was released in April this year (via MacRumors).  “We think that smart home technology should be accessible for everybody. That...

IKEA iPhone App Finally Gets iOS 7 Design, Shop Products Online

IKEA has updated its iPhone app with a new iOS 7 makeover and the update also brings the ability to shop products online (within a browser). Images can be zoomed and panned and users can now easily share products they like. The app uses your location data to locate IKEA locations near you and also...