The new smart blinds from Ikea are finally on their way to the US after a delay earlier this year, but for the time being they seem to be only available in store locations, with online purchases still listed as "not available".
As Ikea announced earlier in the year, the US only gets the Fyrtur blackout curtains, not the lighter Kadrilj model. Ikea sells eight sizes of blinds, ranging from 23 inches wide (for $ 129) to 48 inches (for $ 179). As my colleague Thomas Ricker notes in his review, the shades cannot be cut: they are all 76 3⁄4 inches long, with the maximum length they roll out to limited by the user as part of the installation process.
Although the website of Ikea does not yet list all models, reddit user HomeKit_Hero has helpful compiled A complete list of the different sizes, model numbers and prices for the American versions, listed below:
- 23 × 76 3⁄4 ″ 304,174.60 $ 129
- 27 × 76 3⁄4 ″ 104,174.61 $ 139
- 30 × 76 3⁄4 ″ 904,174.62 $ 149
- 32 × 76 3 × 4 704,174.63 $ 154
- 34 × 76 3⁄4 ″ 504,174.64 $ 159
- 36 × 76 3⁄4 ″ 204,174.65 $ 164
- 38 × 76 3⁄4,004,174.66 $ 169
- 48 × 76 3⁄4 ″ 504,174.59 $ 179
If you are interested in picking up a set for yourself, you can look at the Ikea website to see if your local store is in stock, although some Reddit users have recommended calling the store to ask directly for the model number, as the website does not yet list all sizes.
According to Thomas, the smart blinds from Ikea are one of the best options for adding motorized awnings to your home, given the relatively low costs compared to other options and the simple installation process. That said, there are still some frustrating software oddities, including the lack of promised Alexa and HomeKit support that Ikea still says will come later this year.