IKEA Launches Its Own Clutter-Free TV

By Jamie Condliffe on at

IKEA constantly manages to churn out innovative, affordable products, even whole neighbourhoods. The latest, however, is seeing it move directly into the technology sector: it's launching its own TV, which comes integrated into a piece of furniture to completely banish cables from your home.

It looks pretty sleek. Built in co-operation with China's TCL Multimedia, the unit houses an HDTV and Blu-ray/DVD player. It also features 2.1 channel sound, with the subwoofer being a wireless unit that you can place anywhere in your living room. Elsewhere, it features Wi-Fi connectivity to get you online, supports DivX HD, and comes with a raft of USB and HDMI inputs so, um, you can clutter the thing up with wires. All of which sounds great, but a lot will rest on the quality of the electronics.

IKEA Launches Its Own Clutter-Free TV

Regardless, it will probably end up in many homes as a sleek, one-stop solution. It'll launch in parts of Europe in June, but won't make its way to Britain until sometime in spring 2013. [IKEA via Engadget]