With the updated software and new hardware, we now have a blind automation solution that works the way initial backers had hoped. Strong torque, faster and more responsive, new settings for greater flexibility make the new SOMA 2 a great addition to the Smart Home
It does what it says. I had a little issue getting my metal bead string to feed into it, but after 5 or 6 attempts it worked. The app is OK- but closing at sunset doesn’t work. The biggest Issue for not wanting to put this on all windows is that it requires being plugged in, recharged, or using the solar panel. I like the options, but for windows that are out in the open with nothing to hide any of those- it just doesn’t work. I have one in my office and that’ll be the extent of it.
I have had these installed for about a week now and can say that SOMA smart shades are the solution for retrofitting existing roller shades. The new "morning mode" is extremely quiet. I'm hopeful that the morning mode option will be able to set globally in the future. As of now it's only available when using an automation trigger. I highly recommend these to anyone who is looking to bring home automation to their existing shades.
I love these little controllers!
The problem is the two that work are fantastic, but I have three that will not work at all. I have emailed the company and they refuse to contact me back.
I just ordered these and they fail to connect to the app and now I dont know what to do with the three that dont work.
Sooooooo I bought these and then started reading how Axis Gear was better etc so I ordered an Axis Gear as well. Got the Axis first, set it up, and it was pretty slow. Also it was bulky and tacky. Took it off when the Soma arrived and there is no comparison! I was skeptical at first (about soma) but definitely worth it. No ugly wires around, its sleek and not noticeable at all. It's a little loud but it moves so much faster than the Axis Gear that its not even a big deal It sounds like a toy RC car, I guess is how I can describe it. Haven't tried the quiet morning setting yet. Ordering 3 more now for the rest of my windows !
Buy SOMA Smart Shades 2
Due high demand and global situation lead times are higher than usual. Special pricing will last until we are fully stocked again. All orders will be shipped out in the order we receive them.
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
What's in the box:
- SOMA Smart Shades 2
- Solar panel
- USB charging cable
Bundle with SOMA Connect to use with Apple HomeKit, Google Home / Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Home Assistant or local HTTP API for DIY integrations. One SOMA Connect supports an unlimited number of SOMA Smart Shades, SOMA Smart Shades 2 and SOMA Tilt devices.