Shades of the Fyrtur: IKEA's Smart Blinds

January 14, 2019
Blinds reflected in a mirror in a home
Photo: Unsplash/Suhyeon Choi

Fyrtur affordable, motorized smart blinds will be available in all IKEA stores by April 1, 2019.

Made of sun-blocking fabric, the smart blinds are part of the manufacturer and retail giant's overall smart home umbrella of products, including a complete line of smart lights. Fyrtur requires no electrical installation, using a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and included USB power brick. Fast Company reports that U.S. pricing is not currently available, though the released European price range is between $113 and $181.

According to Ikea, you’ll be able to control the blinds independently or as a group, so you can raise or lower all the shades in the living room or bedroom at the same time. To do so, you’ll need the included wireless remote or–when paired to Tradfi, Ikea’s own smart home Wi-Fi hub–any phone or tablet that supports Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Ikea’s own Tradfri app. 

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