Ikea’s Shortcut Buttons appear in stores as smart blinds gain HomeKit support | The Verge

tradfri_shortcut_button__0820395_PH167890_S5.0 Ikea’s Shortcut Buttons appear in stores as smart blinds gain HomeKit support | The VergeIkea Shortcut Button next to Home Smart Gateway. | Image: Ikea

Ikea’s Home Smart product portfolio continues to grow with the first in-store appearance of the Tradfri Shortcut Buttons, and the long-awaited rollout of HomeKit support for Ikea’s smart blinds. Both developments were first spotted on the Tradfri and HomeKit subreddits.

Ikea’s €7.99 ($7.99) Shortcut Buttons previewed last month on The Verge are currently listed on the Dutch Ikea store. The smart buttons can be configured to initiate a single scene when pushed. A scene can be configured in the Ikea Home Smart app to control several Home Smart products like Ikea smart lights, Sonos-compatible Symfonisk speakers, or Fyrtur blinds. You can have as many Shortcut Buttons as you’d like. Place one next to the bed to shut off all the lights, for…

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