Some assembly required, naturally.
IKEA is mostly known for its cheap furniture and fiendish assembly instructions. From bookshelves to couches to office desks, you can find it at IKEA. But now the Swedish furniture giant is taking things a step further and introducing its own line of customizable smart TVs, in the IKEA UPPLEVA range (what else did you expect them to call it?).
The IKEA UPPLEVA combines a full HD TV, Blu-ray/DVD/CD Player, 2.1 sound system, FM Radio, and iPod input. The package was designed to reduce clutter in the living room with the multitude of cables and gadgets that go into a basic home audio/video setup. The TV comes in a range of sizes, and the entire setup can be customized to integrate seamlessly into other IKEA storage solutions for your living room.
UPPLEVA will launch in Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Gdansk and Berlin, with a spring 2013 launch date for other countries outside the EU. Check out the video below and see if it’s worth all the fuss: