What you need to know
- IKEA's TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button is now available online.
- Button offers physical controls for TRÅDFRI and HomeKit accessories.
- Single TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button retails for $7.99.
After appearing in stores earlier this year, IKEA's TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button is finally available for purchase through the retail giant's online store in the United States. Spotted today by u/Mggn2510z on the HomeKit subreddit, the TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button brings convenient physical controls to smart home accessories at an affordable price.
IKEA's wireless Shortcut Button is incredibly compact, measuring just over 3-inches wide, and it runs on a single coin-cell battery thanks to Zigbee connectivity. The Shortcut Button supports two actions, a single and a long press used to toggle TRÅDFRI accessories like the FYRTUR, our pick for best HomeKit smart blinds, as well as the company's smart lighting line.
The TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button also supports HomeKit integration when paired with the TRÅDFRI Gateway. Like the best HomeKit buttons and remotes, the button supports assigning scenes and accessory-specific actions. Plus, with automation, the Shortcut Button can go well beyond just two actions.
To make identification easier, IKEA includes a set of six stickers to go along with the button. IKEA provides three printed stickers that depict everyday uses like toggling lights and three blank stickers for customizing it to your needs.
IKEA's TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button is available now for $7.99, although it appears that its availability is limited to select locations according to the product listing. The TRÅDFRI Gateway retails for $35 and is available in a variety of lighting and control bundles.
IKEA's TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button is perfect for those times where having physical controls is just more convenient. Turn on your TRÅDFRI lighting or open a HomeKit blind with just a press.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.