IKEA VINDSTYRKA smart air quality sensor has just arrived
The IKEA VINDSTYRKA is now available in the US, launching in the UK and EU earlier this year. The smart air quality sensor can measure the temperature, humidity, PM2.5 level and the relative level of total Volatile Organic Compounds (tVOC) found in your room. For context, volatile organic compounds can be found in the home from cooking, fireplaces, paint, cleaning products and aerosols.
A built-in display shows these data points, with a color-coded system to indicate whether the air quality is good, bad or ok. Using the IKEA DIRIGERA hub, you can also view this information in the IKEA Home smart app. It is worth noting that the gadget is not compatible with the company’s other smart home hub, TRADFRI. You can also link the VINDSTYRKA to other smart devices, such as the STARKVIND air purifier, which you can turn on when the air quality is poor.
The compact gadget has a white plastic outer casing, measuring 2 x 2.25 x 3.5-in (~51 x 57 x 89 mm). The device is powered via USB-C; while the air quality sensor comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, you must supply a USB charging plug. You can buy the IKEA VINDSTYRKA smart air quality sensor in the US for US$49.99. The product retails in the UK for £35 and in the EU for around €39.99.