Ikea this week added to its line of HomeKit-connected smart home products with the launch of the Kadrilj and Fyrtur smart roller blinds, which are now available for purchase in Germany.

Both of the smart blind products are powered via a battery that allows users to raise or lower them through an included remote control, a smartphone app, or through Alexa, Google Assistant, or HomeKit.

Demo video via Zatz Not Funny

The blinds come in six different sizes to fit a variety of windows, ranging from 80x195cm to 140x195cm. Both are a gray shade, but the Kadrilj is a darker gray than the Fyrtur and less transparent.

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Ikea's website says that the blinds are available in some German Ikea stores, and will be available online starting on February 2. Pricing starts at 99 euros for Kadrilj and 199 euros for Fyrtur.

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It's not yet clear if the February 2 online rollout will include availability in the United States, but with the blinds available in Germany, a U.S. launch is not likely to be too far behind.

Update: Ikea's HomeKit-enabled smart blinds will be available in the United States starting on April 1. Ikea plans to sell the Fyrtur model in the U.S., with the Kadrilj model limited to other countries.

Top Rated Comments

Pupi Avatar
44 months ago
So now we’re so lazy we need smart blinds? What a waste of money.
I tend to be lazy when I'm sleeping yes, so it would be cool to wake up with natural light via automation of smart blinds.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
44 months ago
So now we’re so lazy we need smart blinds? What a waste of money.
Once again, someone goes and applies their utterly meaningless notion of value to the entire world.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Killbill2 Avatar
44 months ago
It would be nice if Ikea would spend some time keeping their hub usable... I’ve tossed all my Ikea “HomeKit” gear because of having to restart the device every couple of days while Philips Hue has never had a problem... other than the price.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jaro65 Avatar
44 months ago
Hopefully this is just the initial rollout and Ikea will expand the range of colors.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
8281 Avatar
44 months ago
So now we’re so lazy we need smart blinds? What a waste of money.
I’m busy and didn’t want to spend time vacuuming so I bought a Roomba. If that makes me lazy, fine.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RC Mike Avatar
44 months ago
So now we’re so lazy we need smart blinds? What a waste of money.
I've got something like 25 sets of blinds. If I lived in an apartment with two windows, sure, I'd ask why, too.

Wish some good retrofit stuff would actually come out. Can't put up something as cheap as the Ikea stuff, and the nice stuff is pretty pricey.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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