This is a great product that really does work well! I finally can open and close a blind on a high window that I used to have to leave closed because I couldn’t reach it. Now it is on a schedule to open and close every day and I love it
The product as expected and the iOS app works as well. The only issue is the speed at which it functions. It could use a little more oomf so it can open and close shades faster.
working well so far on a schedule without homekit integration. solar option is good. Calibration process has been needed a couple of times after blinds got stuck on something on the way up. I don't have beaded blinds only simple cord and better instructions on installing tension needed and standard cord would let me increase the rating.
documentation is cheap to fix and all types of blind cords should be in the documentation.
Set up procedure is a bit clumsy, but it seems to be working. Not completely refined.
I like the Soma Smart Shades very much, easy to install, connectivity is fast and stable, pre-set schedule is a good features and very useful.
The only con that I see now is after install, I can only use the app to move up/down the roller blind. Hence, to make the Smart Shades even better, I would suggest to include additional button on the unit itself, so that user can press to move up/down roller blind without using mobile phone.
SOMA Smart Shades
Automate your windows in seconds - easy to setup, Android and iOS support. Set daily schedules. Quiet motor.
Now works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit & Google Home*
* SOMA Connect needed for the integration. Sold separately here.
- Technology: Bluetooth Smart
- Compatible devices: Android devices running Android 4.3 or newer, iPhone and iPad devices iOS8 or newer
- Battery: 1400mah – up to 50 cycles without charging
- Operation range: 40m
- Charging: USB charger cable or solar panel
- Installation: Double-sided tape or screws (Tape is included)
- Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.3 x 1.8 inches
- Solar panel dimensions 9.8 x 2.3 inches and cable is 70 inches.
- Maximum size of curtains Smart Shades can move: curtains up to 2 meters (7 feet) in width and 2 meters (7 feet) in height
Whats in the box:
1x Smart Shades unit
1x Solar panel
1x USB charging cable