Ikea's much-anticipated Trådfri smart outlets are now available for purchase in both the UK and the United States, providing a super affordable soon-to-be HomeKit-compatible smart plug solution for those who want to take advantage of HomeKit without spending a lot of money.

The Trådfri smart plug can be purchased for just $9.99 (or GBP9.99 in the UK), which is much cheaper than other HomeKit-enabled smart plug options on the market.

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Unfortunately, while HomeKit support is in the works for the Trådfri smart plug, it isn't available just yet. An Ikea employee on the Trådfri team said yesterday on Reddit that HomeKit integration wasn't able to be implemented ahead of when the smart plug was released.

HomeKit support is in the works, however, and in the meantime, the smart plug can be controlled via the Trådfri app.

Using the Trådfri smart plug requires the $30 Trådfri Gateway. The Gateway is needed for all of Ikea's affordable smart home solutions, including light bulbs, dimmers, motion sensors, and more.

There's no word on when HomeKit support will be available for the Trådfri smart plug, but HomeKit was added for Trådfri smart lights connected to the gateway late last year. When HomeKit is available for the smart plug, the Trådfri system will be one of the cheapest ways to get a complete set of HomeKit products even with the expense and inconvenience of a hub.

The Trådfri smart plug was spotted on the Ikea website back in early October, but as Pocket-lint points out, it did not become available for purchase until recently.

Top Rated Comments

symphony Avatar
73 months ago
I’ll wait till HomeKit is available. I’ve seen way too many broken promises from home accessory makers that intended to add HomeKit but didn’t.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mariusignorello Avatar
73 months ago
I may have an unpopular opinion here, but these companies need to keep quiet about HomeKit support until it’s ready for production release. Promising and then acting like it was never a thing (Ring) isn’t cool. I would love HomeKit support in every device and I KNOW it’s tough to implement but don’t get people’s hopes up (and take their money).
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
73 months ago
Worth a trip to ikea for some meatballs...will pick up a set of plugs too. :)
Don't forget...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twistedpixel8 Avatar
73 months ago
I may have an unpopular opinion here, but these companies need to keep quiet about HomeKit support until it’s ready for production release. Promising and then acting like it was never a thing (Ring) isn’t cool. I would love HomeKit support in every device and I KNOW it’s tough to implement but don’t get people’s hopes up (and take their money).
While that’s true of many companies, I think IKEA’s been very good. I mean, for the price, they have fired ahead with more support than many competitors. Also HomeKit is already available for their lights so I doubt it will be long before it’s available for the plugs. I imagine by early January.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
consumerDan Avatar
73 months ago
On the plus side, if you keep your receipt, you have 365 days to return. Hoping it doesn’t take that long to implement ;)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markfc Avatar
73 months ago
Worth a trip to ikea for some meatballs...will pick up a set of plugs too. :-)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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