Good news for fans of smart accessories and home automation who do not want to spend a fortune to start experimenting: the first IKEA compatible smart socket HomeKit (and not only) expected to arrive in October at super affordable prices.
The unofficial anticipation but it seems very credible because the details of the IKEA smart socket come from a screen that seems to be attributable to the internal system of the Swedish giant.
In the screen that we report in this article, the technical details of the IKEA smart socket are visible. Be part of the Trdfri line that includes lamps, lighting accessories and smartbased on Zigbee all offered at low prices.
Like the products of this already existing series, the IKEA smart socket can also be controlled remotely via smartphone, perhaps for this purpose it will require a gateway: for all the details, wait for the arrival on the market.
Tradfri lamps are compatible with the Apple HomeKit smart home platform but also with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so the same can also be expected for the IKEA smart socket coming this fall.
As anticipated, and as always according to the IKEA philosophy, the new accessory seems to be offered at extremely affordable prices. According to the advances found by the Swedish website Teknikveckan, the single IKEA smart socket will be offered for just over 10 euros, while the kit also containing a remote control should cost only about 19.95 euros.
Meanwhile, the company has made available the Italian version of the IKEA 2019 catalog in PDF with some new features such as the Eneby Bluetooth speakers and the new Trdfri kit prices.