Hear some buzzing while shopping for furniture pieces? It might be an IKEA drone stocking inventory. IKEA partnered with the Ingka Group to develop a fully autonomous drone solution to track inventory as well as improve the wellbeing of its co-workers on the warehouse floor.
At just $15, the stylish IKEA VAPPEBY portable Bluetooth speaker combines form and function, promising 80-hours of total playtime at 50% volume. It comes in black, yellow and red colors, with all three easily pairing with compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, game consoles as well as computers.
Accurately tracking indoor quality just got a lot easier, thanks to the IKEA VINDSTYRKA. This smart air quality sensor not only measures, but also lets you monitor indoor air pollutant levels. Since particulate matter (PM2.5) is not visible with the naked eye, VINDSTYRKA’s display shows the current PM2.5 levels, humidity, temperature, and total volatile organic compound (TVOC).
The Ingka Group has just launched IKEA Kreativ, an AI-driven digital design experience. This offering from the largest IKEA retailer features an intuitive new experience that gives customers a lifelike, fully integrated way to design and visualize their own living spaces using their computers or smartphones.
The IKEA Swedish House Mafia OBEGRANSAD record player was announced at the IKEA Festival in Milan today, and it’s just one of three products from the special collection. This collection aims to offer a solution for the home setup, regardless if you’re a producer, DJ, musician, or just want to listen to music.
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IKEA is best known for their DIY furniture pieces, but this latest collaboration with Estonian rapper Tommy Cash and Canadian artist Gab Bois, looks more like something that belongs in a food museum, or so we think. Called Loafa, it’s basically their interpretation of Mario Bellini’s 1970s Camaleonda sofa with brioche buns. It consists of 40 hamburger and hot dog buns, complete with an warning tag that say: “Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not eat.”
IKEA Japan wants to go beyond just DIY furniture, and that’s why the company is jumping into the real estate market in a tiny way. They are offering 107-square-foot loft apartments in Shinjuku, Tokyo for less than $1 USD per month. This isn’t a bathroom-sized room either, but rather a fully-furnished mini living space, complete with a sleeping area, kitchenette as well as a bathroom. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
IKEA’s SJÖMÄRKE is a nifty $39.99 USD accessory that can easily be mounted on a desk, side table or bedside table when you want chargers and cables to blend into the decor to keep your room organized. When mounted, is boasts a Qi 1.2.4BPP charging standard that is capable of charging at up to 5W for all Qi-compatible devices. That’s right, simply place the device flat on the table and it starts charging.
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IKEA is known for their DIY furniture, so it is no surprise that they have started making pre-built tiny houses. The Swedish company partnered with Vox Creative and RV builder Escape to make this happen, with the Boho XL Wide being their first model, which starts at $47,550 USD. Following in their hygge (cozy) style, the kitchen includes cupboards made from recycled plastic bottles, furniture built into the walls as well as a collapsible desk.
IKEA has recently been developing new smart home furnishing solutions, but they needed some help in the gaming department. So, they partnered with ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) to create innovative hardware and gear for gamers. One highly unusual item is the Lånespelare accessories stand, which is basically a $20 wooden gaming hand designed to hold your headphones, cables, and anything else that fits in it. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.