IKEA VINDSTYRKA smart air quality monitor appears with integrated display
The IKEA VINDSTYRKA appears to be an upcoming smart air quality monitor. Pictures and details about the gadget have appeared on websites such as iPhone Ticker, though it is unclear how this information was obtained. The alleged product would connect to the IKEA DIRIGERA smart home hub, allowing you to link the device to an intelligent air purifier, such as the STARKVIND. DIRIGERA is Matter-ready, which means you could also connect the air quality monitor to smart windows in the future, automatically opening to refresh the atmosphere in a room as needed.
The VINSTYRKA is shown in the possibly leaked pictures as having a display, showing information such as PM2.5 level and corresponding green, yellow or red warning. It also appears that you can view the room temperature and humidity percentage. Carbon monoxide detection is a notable absence, found in products such as the Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor. The new IKEA device is supposedly powered via USB-C, with the ability to adjust the brightness of the integrated screen.
IKEA already has an air quality sensor, VINDRIKTNING, which retails for €14.99 (~US$16). The device detects PM2.5 particles in the environment and displays a red, yellow or green light to indicate whether the air quality is not good, ok, or good. According to reports, the IKEA VINDSTYRKA will launch in April for €39.99 (~US$43). IKEA has not confirmed this information, and it is unclear which markets the gadget would arrive in first.