It’s Not A TV. It’s UPPLEVIA
Ikea has offered a glimpse into its latest foray into consumer electronics, an all-in-one TV called Uppleva.
The system, went on sale in five European cities this summer, and attempts to solve the problem of unsightly wires bulging from behind the HDTV and stray remotes strewn throughout the living room. The all-in-one unit’s wires are all hidden (though presumably, you still have to plug in the power cord and your cable TV prong somewhere) and though the device offers Internet, DVD/Blu-ray, an MP3 player/iPod attachment, FM radio and regular TV, there’s only one remote control.
No word on when Uppleva will hit the U.S. market. We all know that Microsoft and Apple, among others, have been targeting the living room as the next battleground for years, but who would have thought that Ikea might actually be a player as well?