IKEA's VINDSTYRKA: a smarter Zigbee air quality sensor
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In a bid to outsmart potential hackers, IKEA is set to unveil the upgraded IKEA VINDSTYRKA, a revamped version of the IKEA VINDRIKTNING air quality sensor. This enhanced model features a screen, temperature and relative humidity sensors, and smart home connectivity for added versatility.
The IKEA VINDSTYRKA is likely to employ Zigbee technology for its connectivity, requiring pairing with either a DIRIGERA hub or a STARKVIND air purifier. The seven-segment display boldly showcases PM2.5 levels, temperature, and relative humidity. Beyond the numerical values, PM2.5 levels are also visually represented with green, yellow, and red colours. Leaked renders suggest that the screen's backlight can be activated using a large button located atop the IKEA VINDSTYRKA. The device is slated for an April release, retailing at €39.99.
The invisible threat of PM2.5 particles
PM2.5 particles are minuscule airborne particles that, despite being invisible to the naked eye, can pose significant health risks. Originating from various sources such as vehicles, factories, and fires, these particles can be inhaled and potentially cause illness. This underscores the importance of maintaining a clean, PM2.5-free environment within your home.
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