This Does Not Compute takes apart an Ikea Sonos speaker to see how they were able to sell it at such a low cost.
The Verge explores Ikea’s push into smart home technology and why that’s a big deal.
For seven years, Ikea has treated the smart home as a hobby. That’s changing now that Björn Block’s Home Smart division has been promoted to the same importance as Living Room, Bedroom, and all the other Ikea businesses that have come to define the company. Ikea faces the challenge of teaming up with Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech giants while also battling them for primacy in the home.
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I have adjustable desk to switch between standing and sitting that I got from IKEA.
My only frustration is that it does not remember previous locations – you just can’t press a button and adjust to saved location.
Fortunately, Robin Reiter reverse engineered the electronics of his IKEA Bekant adjustable table and was able to add some memory functionality.
Code & Schematics: https://github.com/robin7331/IKEA-Hackant