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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ikea Plans a Smart Button for the Home

Am a fan of the idea of touch as well as voice.   Like in the now defunct Amazon Dash.   Now is nascent smarthome constructor IKEA taking over this channel?

Ikea’s smart button leaks with a tease of scenes to come
Ikea’s inexpensive Home smart ecosystem continues to grow

By Thomas Ricker in TheVerge

Ikea’s working on a new Shortcut Button that can activate a “scene” in homes that are fitted with the company’s smart products, according to a new Federal Communications Commission filing. A scene is typically defined as a set of event-driven (leaving home, having dinner, etc.) commands that are issued simultaneously to multiple smart home devices. The Tradfri Shortcut Button was first spotted by Dave Zatz, with Swedish site Teknikveckan speculating that it might be possible to add different pictograms behind the button’s plastic door to better identify its function.... "

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