IKEA today unveiled its latest smart home device, an indoor air quality monitor. Named VINDSTYRKA, the new product comes with a large display and works with the company’s new DIRIGERA Matter-compatible smart hub for connectivity with HomeKit and other popular smart home platforms.
IKEA announced the news in a press release today:
“Clean indoor air is essential to our well-being, and one of the first steps to improving the air is raising awareness of indoor pollutants. The new VINDSTYRKA air quality sensor measures and monitors indoor air pollution levels, complementing IKEA’s existing range of smart solutions that enable better air quality in the home.
IKEA points out that it’s easy to forget that indoor air can be just as polluted as outdoor air, with everyday activities like cooking and cleaning creating pollution. “With VINDSTYRKA, our ambition has been to create an affordable and high performance air quality sensor to help our customers become more aware of the quality of the air they breathe in their homes, says Henrik Telander, Product Owner at IKEA of Sweden.”
The front of the compact and simple device has a generous display to make it easy to read your home’s air quality measurements at a glance.
You can use the monitor alone, but if you pair it with the Hub DIRIGERA supported by matteryou can also check your readings on your iPhone or other smartphones.
Features of the IKEA WINDSTYRKA air quality monitor
- Particulate matter (PM2.5)
- Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) Levels
- Gives an on-screen rating with green, yellow and red levels
- When connected to the Matter-supported DIRIGERA smart hub, view your home’s air quality in the IKEA Home app (should also work with HomeKit, Google, Amazon)
Pricing has not yet been shared, but IKEA says the VINDSTYRKA air quality monitor will launch in April on its website and in retail stores. To get an idea of the price, similar products like the Eve Room goes for $99.
Stay tuned as we’ll share as soon as we know the specific launch date and price.
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