SOMA Smart Shades - Smart Motor for Roller Shades

SOMA Smart Shades 2

The most advanced window shades automation device
Price: $149.00
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Automate your shades in 3 minutes - easy to set up, Android and iOS support, set daily or weekly triggers to move the shades based on time of day, sunset/sunrise or light conditions.
You'll spend 90 days stuck in traffic jams during your life. And 40 days opening and closing your window shades
We can't change the traffic but we can automate your window shades

Smart got Smarter
SOMA Smart Shades 2

4x faster motor and built-in smart features like Sunrise & Sunset mode, Quiet Morning & Light Sensing, bring
SOMA Smart Shades 2 to a next level

What Makes SOMA Smart Shades 2 Unique

  • Fast Motor

    Up to 4x times the speed compared to the previous model

  • Quiet Morning Mode

    Morning Mode enables slowly opening the shades and keeps the noise level inaudible

  • Mobile App Control

    Control multiple windows and rooms from one mobile app

  • Voice Commands

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 + SOMA Connect Bridge = voice control with Apple Siri, Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa

  • Schedule Automation

    Set daily or weekly schedules to automate each room

  • Sunrise & Sunset Mode

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 can automatically operate based on local sunrise and sunset

  • Light Sensing AI

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 can automatically lower or raise window shades according to light conditions

  • Solar Powered

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 is solar powered with built-in lithium battery

  • Built-in Battery with USB Charging

    The strong built-in lithium battery can last up to 30 days

One solution for all blinds and shades

Smart Shades is compatible with any shade or blind that has a beaded chain or cord loop.

Looking to automate venetian blinds? Check out SOMA Tilt.

Easy to install

1. Feed the chain to the gear
2. Attach the Smart Shades to the wall
3. Download the app and configure
4. All done - control with a smartphone or automate

Control with a smartphone

Move your shades to a desired position with a slide of your finger.

Set the position for an individual shade or adjust it for a group of shades simultaneously.

Automated scheduling

Smart Shades has a built-in timer which can be used to automate opening and closing of your shades at specified times and days.

Solar powered
Built-in battery

Smart Shades comes with a solar panel which can be used for charging in case there is no wall socket near your window.

Alternatively, USB charging is also available. One charge is enough for a month, or you can leave the adapter connected for convenience.

Apple Siri
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
Samsung SmartThings
Home Assistant

Use the SOMA Connect Bridge to control your shades with your favourite voice assistant or home automation platform.

Try it out risk free for 30 days

Simple 30-day return policy. Try it risk-free and if you don’t absolutely love it we'll give you a full refund.


Customer Reviews

Based on 230 reviews
Look good, works well, helpful customer service, simple to install

Very pleased with these devices. Before they even arrived, Soma contacted me to ensure they would be suitable for the types of blinds I had, and Karin was really thorough and helpful to speak to.
Once here, they were very straightforward to install and set up. They manage to lift a very wide blind (2.5m) with no problem and the feature for them to open and close at sunrise and sunset is great. There is the option for a small solar panel, but rather than have an extra wire and the panel stuck to the window, I prefer to just charge them by cable - it only needs doing every few weeks.
The only improvement I’d make is that actually there are times when it would be useful to open them the ‘old-fashioned way’. They’re entirely smart, so can only be activated by phone or smart speaker. There’s the odd occasion when I don’t have my phone to hand, or the speaker fails to recognise them. So sometimes a button on the device to open or close them would actually be quicker.
Absolutely love them though - highly recommended! Thanks

Can't get better than this

I got 6 of these, planning to get more shortly and automate all my shades. Easy to set up and works great. I don't believe there is a product better than this at this price point (even tho it snot cheap) it is worth it.

Works perfectly for almost 3 years now

As the title suggests, I've had these on 11 of my living room window shades with their little solar chargers and they are just excellent. They've been going up and down multiple times a day for almost 3 years now and though I've had problems with a couple since then, the support team has not let me down. They communicate through SOMA Connect via my Smartthings hub and run routines based on the actual sunset/sunup times every day.

Jörg B., Hamburg
Perfect solution

This is a very practical solution to make blinds smart. The connection via Soma Connect and the integration into Apple Home didn't work right away. The really friendly and fast support I received was exemplary. I would choose this solution again.

Had a couple of teething problems, seem ok now.

Had a couple of teething problems, the endpoints moved a few times. Support are good, they always reply within a day or so. I haven’t had a problem for 4 or 5 days, hopefully it’s settled down and will cause no more problems.

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Questions and Answers

Can I use it with any type of chains?

Smart Shades is compatible with any shade, blind or curtain that has a beaded chain or cord loop.

Looking to automate venetian blinds? Check out SOMA Tilt.

Is it possible to use any type, weight and size of shades?

There are no weight or size restrictions - Smart Shades can move any shade or blind what you are able to pull manually.

The only requirement is that the shade, blind or curtain has a beaded chain or cord loop.

What is the noise level of Smart Shades?

In normal operating conditions Smart Shades is raising your curtains under 50 db which is pretty quiet for a motor. Comparable to light traffic or refrigerator.

Smart Shades has a Quiet Morning mode which opens the shades slowly but quietly.

What options are available for controlling the Smart Shades?

The following options are built into the Smart Shades:

  • - Mobile app control
  • - Automated triggering of movement based on time of day, sunrise, sunset or light conditions
The following options are available when installed together with SOMA Connect:

  • - Apple Siri, Google Home/Assistant, Amazon Alexa voice commands (*)
  • - Home Assistant automations and controls
  • - Local HTTP API for DIY integrations
  • - IFTTT
  • - Samsung Bixby voice commands and SmartThings scenes and automations, SmartThings enabled buttons and remotes
  • - Google Home routines, Google Home enabled switches
  • - Amazon Alexa routines, Amazon Alexa enabled switches
(*) Siri voice commands are available in all languages supported by Apple. Google Home/Assistant voice commands are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish. Amazon Alexa voice commands are available in English and in German.

Which smartphones are compatible with the Smart Shades?

Smart Shades is currently compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets.

How many Smart Shades devices SOMA Connect can control?

SOMA Connect can control unlimited number of Smart Shades devices.

What is the wireless range of the Smart Shades?

Smart Shades has an operation range of about 130ft/40m.

Can I control the Smart Shades on multiple phones?

Yes, once the initial setup is done, all your family members can pair their phones with Smart Shades.

Chain/cord type specifications

SOMA Smart Shades is compatible with various endless loop chains and cords. Find out if your blind has a beaded chain or a plain cord. In the case of a beaded chain, find out how many beads/balls there are per inch (2.5 cm). Below measurements are approximate, choose the one that suits the best. When in doubt, contact our support, we are happy to assist.

Endless loop beaded chain - standard beads

Most of the blinds with a beaded chain have balls which diameter is approx. 3/16 in / 4.5 mm. This means there are around 4 balls per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

There is also a variation which has extra spacing between the balls. The 3rd ball starts around 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Endless loop beaded chain - large beads

Ball diameter is approx. 1/4 in / 6.3 mm. This means that there are around 2.5 balls and 2 spacings per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Endless loop beaded chain - small beads

Ball diameter is approx. 1/8 in / 3.2 mm. This means that there are around 6 balls per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Endless loop non-beaded cord

Plain continuous cord loop without beads.

Questions? We can help.