IKEA to Debut New, Affordable Smart Plugs
The options will retail for $10 and $15.
There’s officially nothing IKEA can’t do. From meatballs to Möllarps, the Swedish furniture juggernaut does it all.
And now, Apartment Therapy is reporting that IKEA is expanding its reach in the ever-growing world of smart technology. According to Swedish tech site, Teknikveckan, IKEA is adding two different smart plugs to their lineup of smart home accessories. Like other smart plugs already on the market, the IKEA options allow you to control anything you plug into your wall—like a coffee maker or lamp—via an app or remote. And the best part? They’re crazy affordable.
IKEA’s smart plugs reportedly come in two options. The first, a "control outlet kit" has an on/off remote and will retail for $15. The second, a "wireless control outlet" will go for just $10. Per Apartment Therapy, both attach magnetically to metal surfaces and can be controlled via Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Homekit.
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IKEA has yet to make an official announcement regarding the new plugs, though it’s believed they’ll be available in October 2018.