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[VIC] IKEA Fyrtur 120cm $139 @ IKEA Springvale (Possible Misprice)

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NOTE: Likely a mis-priced item in IKEA’s POS, but worth a try if you can get it.

I bought an IKEA Fyrtur 120cm zigbee block-out blind at IKEA Springvale yesterday, expecting to pay $239. Scanned as $139 at the self-serve checkout. I removed and re-scanned it, same price. Enjoy!

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    Give us a review on it. Work well?

    • +1 vote

      I've had them across my house for six months or so, and they are.. okay. The blinds have warped a bit, and stretched out a lot so I need to keep resetting the maximum blind length.

      If I did it again, I'd probably get the Soma kit that attach to an existing curtain blind and would get a high quality block out blinds to pair with them.

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        Got a link for the SOMA kit?

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          Soma link here. They're a bit more expensive than I remembered, so they probably wouldn't be my first choice now. Thankfully there are a heap more options these days compared to when I first started looking into smart blinds.

          I have to say, I really do like the IKEA Fyrtur motor (quiet and decently fast) and smart controls, but it's the material that lets it down. It does a good job at blocking the heat and light for the main part, but the warping makes them look messy. Additionally, it sucks that the largest size is only 140cm wide, on a few of my windows I had to put two side-by-side which basically negates the block-out feature since there's a 4cm~ gap between the blinds.

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            @khesanh: Agreed on the material, it’s already warping after a day. Oh well, it’ll do as our stop-gap solution!

    • +5 votes

      I bought this and cut it down by 82mm to fit between two 800mm units of the same series, spanning a wide three-pane window. They’re pretty good so far!

      General:

      I was pleasantly surprised at the “completeness” of the kit. They include a zigbee open/close switch, a zigbee repeater (USB-powered with a USB power passthrough), a USB charger, and USB-A to micro-USB-B cable. The battery charges directly via micro USB, no putzing around with a separate charger unit. The zigbee repeater matches the form factor of the charger perfectly, though requires that you have it plugged into the right-most socket of any multi-gang set since the USB port is on that side.

      Physical:

      • Appearance: they’re very “modern” looking: aluminium frame, grey fabric. They’d fit right in with just about any standard modern build. I’m going to build a simple wood box to cover the frame hardware to better fit in with our older home’s style.
      • Noise: they’re not quiet, but not too loud either. A gentle hum
      • Speed: they’re a bit slow but not bad. Takes ~10s to cover my ~900mm high window.
      • The brackets are awkardly long, forcing the unit to sit out from the window leaving about a 10mm gap between the fabric and the frame. We’ll see how much this bothers me in the long run — can always cut them down or 3d print some custom mounts.
      • The material itself is quite lightweight but blocks light surprisingly well

      Controls:

      • You can pair multiple units with the same remote: one push to lower them all, one push to raise.
      • You can set the lower limit of the blind easily using the buttons on the unit itself
      • You can pair them with a regular zigbee network, and use e.g. home assistant/homebridge/phoscon/etc instead of the IKEA gateway

      Hope that helps!

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    Good find. Is there a way to control this through the phone somehow?

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      If you get the Tradfri hub, or pair them with another Zigbee hub that supports them.

    • +2 votes

      I always say this, but….
      “Conbee”.
      Some assembly may be required.
      If using HassIO it’s mostly plug and play with the extensions.

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    Does this work with Alexa plus

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    Anyone able to confirm if the price is valid elsewhere?

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    just went and grabbed a couple from IKEA North Lakes heck yea!

    • +1 vote

      Same price, $139?

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    Damn.. The dimension doesn't fit for my window..

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      They don’t seemed to be designed for modern width Australian windows. Not even 180cm. Might be a power issue with the motors, and maybe sagging.

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      You can cut them down if you’re handy with a hacksaw! That’s what I did, was pretty easy.

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        Mine is larger.. So hacksaw won't help, May need duct tape..:)

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          Ha! :)

          My window is an old three-pane one, nearly 3m wide total, so I used three blinds. I’ve also seen folks who’ve extended the rod and used their own fabric for the curtain, but I suspect that’ll be tough on the little motor in these things.

  • +2 votes

    They have 4 more in IKEA Tempe.. and it is part of the IKEA Clearance Sale

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      I can’t find it on the IKEA clearance sale listing, and the price on the website is still $239. Is it an upcoming price drop or something?

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        I think its specific to certain stores. The one in Tempe has a banner on top of it stating this price..

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    I assume these are 195cm high? Do they work with Google/Alexa? Wonder how long the battery stays charged - obviously dependant on how often you open/close them, but also would need to constantly be on to receive a signal.

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    Are the smaller ones also discounted?

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    Has anyone checked the price at Rhodes?

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    Are the other sizes discounted also or just the one size??? thanks