By Stephen Hackett
April 30, 2019 9:25 AM PT
The Hackett File: Ikea: 1, Stephen: 0
In our house, I have several lamps plugged into outlets via iHome Smart Plugs, in order to control these otherwise dumb light fixtures with HomeKit.
Like many of these devices, an iOS application is required, and like many of these apps, the iHome Control app is not very good. Coupled with service outages on the iHome side of things that have left my plugs unresponsive for hours at a time, I have been looking for a new solution.
As you would expect from IKEA, both devices are very clean and minimal looking:
After setting up the gateway on my network with the included power and ethernet cables, I downloaded the Trådfri iOS app on my iPhone.…