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Let’s face it, IKEA, a Swedish-founded company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, may be the most popular for DIY home accessories, but the pieces are not the easiest to build. For example, you may need dozens of different types of screws, but since they’re all packaged together, it’s easy to lose a few along the way. One Reddit user found a company that separated all of the parts into individual steps. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Think of it as IKEA’s version of a Sonos speaker, and the SYMFONISK range includes table lamp ($179) and bookshelf ($99) WiFi speakers. Both are compatible with Sonos own product range for seamless integration and can be navigated through the Sonos app. The former combines light and sound
into one product, keeping your home organized with less devices and cords. You can either tuck the bookshelf speaker away or put it on display vertically or horizontally – the included bracket can support up to 6.6 lbs. Read more for a video review, hands-on pictures and additional information.
If IKEA ever released a DIY cardboard drone, it might look something like the Ahadrone kit. Assembling it is easily as piecing together the corrugated board body for maximum rigidity, install the motor, battery pack, and a few other bits. Once completed, you’ll be able to control it with a smartphone or table using a special app. Read more for additional pictures and information.
IKEA United Arab Emirates latest ad campaign, called “IKEA Real Life,” recreates three of television’s most iconic living rooms by recreating using solely the company’s furniture and decorations as well as a little help from 3-D design software. They were created by Publicis Spain, and it took about two months to track down all of the right components, which were then compiled and designed using the 3-D software to look as close as possible to their TV counterparts. Read more to see the others.
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.