IKEA broadens smart home outlook
As part of its Home Smart strategy, IKEA will launch a Smart Lighting range by April next year which will encompass TRADFRI branded LED bulbs (photo right), FLOALT dimmable lighting panels and SURTE cabinet doors, all controlled by a low-cost battery powered remote.
The Home Smart programme started off last year with wireless charging products for mobile phones.
Smart home Chicago!
the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show (18-21 March 2017, in Chicago) will spotlight carefully selected connected housewares products in its new IHA Smart Home Pavilion. Helping curate the selection are experts Carley Knobloch (http://carleyk.com) and Mike Wolf (www.smartkitchensummit.com), who will also present on smart home developments at the show.
How to Poms shop, live & look?
the 2016 John Lewis Retail Report, How we Shop, Live & Look, offers some real insights into a range of categories, particularly smart tech, for which demand has “exploded” says the report.
Download a copy of the report here.