IKEA VINDSTYRKA smart air quality sensor officially announced
IKEA has officially announced the VINDSTYRKA smart air quality sensor. The device, which appeared in photos earlier this year, can be used to measure the air quality in your home. You can use VINDSTYRKA to check PM2.5 levels, particles with a size from 0.1 to 2.5 μm, such as dust and ash, which you could inhale. Total volatile organic compound (TVOC) can also be measured, indicating volumes of gaseous pollutants from smoking or cleaning products.
The IKEA VINDSTYRKA can also indicate the humidity and temperature in the room. The readings are displayed on a screen, with red, yellow and green lights showing air quality. The company has confirmed that you can link the new product to the IKEA DIRIGERA hub. You can then track the measurements in the IKEA Home smart app and trigger other smart home devices. For example, you could set the IKEA STARKVIND air purifier to switch on when a certain level of PM2.5 is detected.
As discovered in January, the IKEA VINDSYTRKA will launch from this April. However, customers in Germany have already reported finding the product in stores such as the Essen location. This suggests that the product may be available in select stores before the spring. The device will retail for €39.99 (~US$43) in Europe; prices in other markets have not been confirmed.