Those rumored Ikea smart plugs are really happening.
The company has confirmed to Norwegian consumer tech site Tek.no that it will launch smart plugs in October. This comes on the heels of an earlier report from Swedish site Teknikveckan. The Swedish tech blog was tipped off by sources with apparent access to Ikea's inventory system.
Ikea has reportedly pegged the price for a basic model at 150 Norwegian Krone -- roughly $18, AU$24 or £14. It will sell a version of the plug with a magnetic, wireless remote included for 200 Krone.
A typical smart plug links to your wireless home network and lets you control devices that are connected to the plug using your phone via the internet..
Ikea also told Tek.no its smart plugs will appear under the company's existing Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant.product family. That means they'll likely share the same support for Alexa,
Ikea didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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