You can now purchase Ikea’s $10 smart plug

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Back in August, it was revealed that Ikea was planning to release a $10 power outlet in October as part of the Trådfri smart home product line. It looks like the launch ran into some obstacles, as the plugs are now available to purchase in the US and UK a month late and without the Apple HomeKit support they were supposed to launch with, as reported by 9to5Mac.

$10 is pretty affordable for a smart plug that can let you turn on and off household appliances like lamps and coffee makers from your phone or via a magnetic remote control that’s included in the $15 control outlet kit. If you’re not already set up in the Trådfri ecosystem, you’ll have to purchase the $30 Gateway, which lets you control the smart plug via the Trådfri app. The…

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