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Best Smart Window Blinds 2024

Somfy Sonesse Ultra RTS Shade Motor

The Sonesse Ultra 30 uses Somfy’s WireFree rechargeable lithium-ion pack, an easy-to-fit battery located inside the motor body. The Ultra 30 can last almost a year on a single charge, and when it’s time to charge it, a set of built-in LEDs on the motor will light up, indicating a low battery. You can control Sonesse shades using one of the many remotes, wall plates or our favorite option, the Somfy MyLink, a powered hub that creates a handshake between your Wi-Fi and the patented RTS bands ( Radio Technology Somfy) from Somfy.

Somfy is one of the most popular and trusted brands of smart blinds. It is a specialist in the manufacture of motors and control systems for retractable window coverings. Somfy offers different options to choose from – you can keep motorized blinds simple or those that can be controlled with a remote control or companion mobile app.

In addition, the company also offers additional accessories to make its blinds and motorized shades more convenient, such as a solar collector or a small hub-shaped device that allows RTS motorized shades to be connected to Amazon Alexa and IFTTT. All of their products are designed and manufactured in Haute-Savoie, France.

MySmartBlinds Automation Kit + Solar Panel

Blinds Automation Kit,...
  • The Blind Automation Kit converts 2-2.5” inch horizontal corded blinds into automated blinds.
  • Voice Activated. Compatible with Alexa & Google Assistant. (Smart Bridge required for connectivity).
  • Built-in temperature sensors make it simple for you to enjoy the home environment you prefer.

If you’re practical and don’t mind a bit of DIY, the MySmartBlinds kit might be your best bet. The kit can only be used to retrofit 2-2.5 inch corded horizontal blinds, but adding the low profile motor and battery is so simple it was ridiculous not to include My SmartBlinds on our listing.

SmartBlinds are solar powered blinds that are available in two shades: white and walnut. Easy tool-free installation, automated tilt, simple planning, mobile app control, and sunrise / sunset automation are some of its cool features. Using the additional tilting bridge, the shades can also support Alexa and Google Assistant connectivity. There are options to choose color, size, mount type, and all other customizations.

After installing the motor and battery, download the SmartBlinds app on your phone or tablet. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. Use the SmartBlinds app to raise and lower your blinds. You can even set daily and weekly schedules that work with your routines, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to close your blinds. But, you can use the manual switch if you want to change things.

Yoolax Motorized Zebra Blinds

Yoolax Motorized Zebra Blinds...
  • 【Upgraded Material 】Yoolax motorized zebra shades are made from blackout polyester and sheer fabric,...
  • 【Smart Motor】With Zigbee Motor, smart zebra shades can be directly connected to the following models...
  • 【Remote Control】Yoolax Lightwirl Remote is compatible with all three kinds of Yoolax motors, offering...

These blinds are made from a polyester fabric that blocks out sunlight as much as possible. In combination with the included remote control and the Broadlink or BOND hub, you can control Yoolax shades from a smartphone app and Amazon Alexa. There are different color choices and valance options, which makes them more interesting.

Each unit is powered by an internal battery which lasts approximately 6 months. There is a USB socket with a 2 meter cord for charging the blinds. The company also offers a multi-function remote control that can control a maximum of 15 separate blinds in an area at a distance of 20 meters.

What we love about Yoolax is that their entire catalog is fully customized to match the exact dimensions of your windows. Just plug in your sizes and order online. Installation is painless and the low noise motor keeps the blinds in good working order. Like most of our picks, the Yoolax motor runs on an easy-to-recharge battery.