So, the Trådfri smart-curtains are now official, and can already be found in some IKEAs in Germany, according to this article.
From February 2nd, they can also be ordered online.
The product works with a removable battery-pack than can be charged with (what seems to be) micro-USB, which everyone has millions of at home.
I can’t seem to find anything about battery-life or if the curtains can be cut shorter, but considering their normal curtains can, I don’t see how this can’t (unless they have hidden tech in the whole frame and a motor on each side of the curtain?).
Here are the sizes and prices:
- 60 x 195cm: €119
- 80 x 195cm: €129
- 100 x 195cm: €139
- 120 x 195cm: €149
- 140 x 195cm: €159
Kadrilj (slightly opaque)
- 60 x 195cm: €99
- 80 x 195cm: €109
- 100 x 195cm: €119
- 120 x 195cm: €129
- 140 x 195cm: €139
I’m no developer, so I will have to wait until someone adds it to the Homey Trådfri app before I purchase one, but I just wanted to create a common topic for these curtains for discussion and to share experiences.
I honestly can’t wait to say “Okay Homey, we want to watch TV”, after which the room darkens and everything necessary turns on.