Transfer over Google Nest and Amazon Echo, IKEA’s new Matter dwelling hub seems to be excellent



For many individuals, IKEA’s Trådfri gateway was their first step into good dwelling know-how. And now IKEA has unveiled its substitute, which is healthier in each method that issues: whereas Trådfri was designed particularly for good lights, the brand new IKEA Dirigera hub is designed for good every part. Which means all of IKEA’s good dwelling tech together with blinds, audio system and air purifiers, and it additionally means different corporations’ good dwelling know-how too.

That is as a result of the Dirigera accommodates Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Thread radios to speak with every kind of good dwelling gadgets. The hub may even be Matter-ready – not Matter licensed, as a result of that course of is not occurring till later this yr, however at launch the brand new hub will meet all the necessities to speak through the Matter protocol. To start with you will want to attach it to your router with an Ethernet cable, however shortly after the October launch you’ll join wirelessly on 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency bands.


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