IKEA is best known for their low-cost DIY furniture, but the company is expanding into the smart home gadget market, with their first products being connected lights and outlets. However, they recently launched two smart window blind systems: the Kadrilj gray blinds that start at 99 euros and Fyrtur blackout shades that start at 119 euros, a vast discount compared to its competitors which range from $300 to $500. Best of all, you won’t have to wire them to your house, thanks to a removable, rechargeable battery pack. Use the included remote, Alexa, HomeKit, or Google Assistant to raise and lower the shades. The new shades are also compatible with IKEA’s Tradfri smart lights and smart plugs, which can be controlled all with the same app. Read more for a video and additional information.
Cemtrex’s SmartDesk is touted as “the most advanced workstation on the market”. It features 72 inches of high-resolution, multi-touch displays, a STARK Gesture System, digital phone / webcam that integrates with most VOIP providers, an integrated document scanner, wireless smartphone charging, a built-in digital keyboard / multi-touch input trackpad, and of course a powerful Windows PC powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. “The world is ready for a SmartDesk. It is 2018 but our workspaces have not evolved like most things we interact with on a daily basis like our smartphones, smart cars and smart homes,” said Cemtrex’s CEO and Chairman, Saagar Govil. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
IKEA may be known for its build-it-yourself furniture, but did you know they offer a wide variety of other products too, including plush toys? One of their most famous characters is BLAHAJ, a plush toy shark, who has become a big social media star. “Big and safe to have at your side if you want to discover the world underneath the sea. The blue shark can swim very far, dive really deep and hear your heart beating from far away,” according to the product description. Continue reading for more pictures.
Huanuo’s Electric Standing Desk can be used on top of just about any standard desk, and it’s being offered for just $187.49 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. Convert from sitting to standing by simply pressing the adjustment button, lifting your workstation from 6.3″ to 19.3″ with little noise. Directly plug in your charging cable and begin charging your phone or tablet. There’s no need to worry about finding an adapter as the USB port will easily connect your charger cable without the need for an adapter plug. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
IKEA has teamed up with NASA to create the “Rumtid Collection,” a line of space-inspired home furnishings. It includes the sleek terrariums above, plumbing-inspired block furniture, air purifiers, lighting fixtures, and lots more. When will this lineup hit IKEA’s gigantic warehouse stores? Sometime in 2020. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Halter’s ED-600 Height Adjustable Sit / Stand Desk comes pre-assembled and maximized for comfort, all for $169.99 shipped, this weekend only. It provides multiple height desktop work levels to maximize comfort, introduce work height variations, optimize posture / natural blood circulation, and reduce eye strain. Just simultaneously squeeze the handles on each side. Apply pressure up or down to raise or lower the desktop. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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Design Epicentrum, best known for their Lamborghini desks years ago, these nifty couches were designed to look exactly like the Lamborghini Murcielago SV front-end, complete with bright red leather. It’s modeled so much after real car seats that headrests are even included, but sadly, no V12 engine in sight. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The OFM Essentials Racing Leather Gaming Chair is great for work or play, and can be picked up for $68.84 shipped (order now to lock in price), today only, originally $89.99. Designed in an ergonomic race car style with contoured segmented padding, a high back, and integrated headrest and lumbar support, this chair provides high-performance comfort whether used during intense gaming sessions or long work days. The thickly padded armrests can be left down for upper body support or flipped up to allow for uninhibited movement whenever you need it. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
The Ox flat-pack, slab-sided truck designed for developing countries is now going into production, according to Shell. The company has commissioned a pre-production prototype of the Ox currently that is headed to India to assist in outreach programs. Thanks to its IKEA-like design, a team can break the vehicle down to just 60 parts in 12-hours, enabling it to be easily shipped anywhere in the world. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Studio NINE teamed up with Corian to create LEGO-compatible furniture with integrated building plates that let you build directly on their surface. The surface itself is made from a Corian material, ribbed with LEGO-studs, and offers a three-dimensional canvas to build to your heart’s delight. Continue reading for more pictures and information.