The iOS app definitely needs work. But it’s great to have automated blinds without spending too much. Great work and keep improving. HomeKit is awesome just make sure the blinds are closed before linking.
Great product, easy to install. The motor is a little slower that I would have liked however it works great, straight forward installation, excellent HomeKit integration. Everything worked out of the box and no problem. It would be great to be able to recalibrate the open close position without having to remove the motor and add it again, other then that I’m very happy with everything. Most important the pre-sale help was outstanding following up my many questions right away.
Having tried other similar products to automate my blinds with no success, I purchased a SOMA a few months ago to try, thinking that it will fail as well. But I was impressed with its ease of setup and performance. Especially since my blinds have a dual-layer blocking/sheer style and require a precise start/end positions.
The unit performs very well. It's very easy to set up, and the connection through the app is seamless and reliable. It works especially well when connected to Alexa with a Connect.
I purchased 12 more units and after a few months, I'm still pretty happy with the product.
Their customer service has been outstanding as well. I had a couple of issues/questions and they responded right away with a good solution. I don't know who Kate is but she always responds within the day and is very knowledgable about their product and very professional. I wish other organizations had "Kate's" on their support staff.
Shipment arrived on time. Drive gear was the wrong size, had to request correct size, which arrived quickly. Support team was very responsive, and got me up and running. Works as advertised.
Smart Home Starter Kit - 2x Smart Shades + 2x Free Solar Panels
Automate your windows in seconds - easy to setup, Android and iOS support. Set daily schedules. Quiet motor.
Now works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or 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 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:
2x Smart Shades
2x Solar panel
2x USB charging cable