I had been researching blinds for months. I emailed smart wings a few questions as I pnly had a Google mini and wanted to be sure that I order the correct motors. They were very responsive and even asked after a couple weeks if I had anu more questions. I finally decided to order thinking it would take a while to get them - IT DIDN'T I was surprised to see how quickly they came - but that meant I needed to find the time to get them up. After having them for a month, I finally found the time to get them installed and to get the app working. I had 5 blinds installed in less then an hour (I have never installed blinds) I then started working on setting up my Google Mini and the Gateway link. Very simple, done within another hour. Total of 2 hours to do (I shouldn't of put it off for soo long , way easier then I thought it would be) and I love them.
They do not connect to my Alexa even with a Zigsbee hub. A little complicated trying to go from sleep mode to settings mode, to set limit mode. Don’t know why they are 5 different Chanels for the remote. I only use one?? Kinda weird. But because I’m smarter than average I was able to get them working after about an hour.
I ordered the Smartwings roller shades with the Apple HomeKit compatible motor. Installation was extremely easy and took about 30 minutes to do all 3. Connecting to HomeKit was even easier. I already had an Apple TV I use as a hub so all I had to do is scan the QR code on each shade, name them and set them up in HomeKit. Our primary use for these is to block out the blinding late day sun in our kitchen. I set up an automation in HomeKit so the blinds come down 2 hours before sunset and go back up at sunset. I can override that schedule as needed but I never really need to think about it. Considering more for other rooms!
Smartwings was highly recommended by neighbors. Customer support was very helpful with the measurements and answering any questions we had about the product. The ordering process was easy and delivery time was exceeded. The shade was easy to install, fit beautifully over our window, and is a breeze to use. Thanks for a very good online ordering experience. We've already recommended Smartwings to other neighbors.
How amazingly easy:) I just thought I would open a couple
If blinds out of the many that I bought to look at what in the box, 15 min later I got 2 installed. A+ product. Remote sync was a breeze too
This is my first order for motorized shades. I've ordered pleated blinds from other vendors many times in the past. I ordered the shades with the reverse roll front so that the shade would not interfere with casement window latches and cranks. The shades in this configuration leave a sizable gap on each side between the shade material and the window jamb. This gap is accentuated by the fact that the shade is a front roll style and sits farther away from the plane of the glass. Not sure what else I could have done to limit this. The roller bracket only has about 1/4" of play between the jambs. The shade holder is very thin and doesn't contribute much to how far the shade material sits from the outer edges.
Had I known the gap would be this sizable, I might not have ordered in the reverse roll front style as the gap would more than clear the casement latches.
Just a couple of wings in, but we absolutely love these things. They were incredibly easy to set up, easy to program, and are now easy to use. We have our blinds set up to work with Google Assistant and on timers. Couldn't be more satisfied, and they were very reasonably priced. The only thing I would say to people considering it is that we thought having roll-over versus roll-under would be a minor style choice that would only affect how things look at the top of the blind... This is not the case. I strongly recommend roll-under, otherwise there is a gap of light/window on either side because the blind is further away from the window. We ultimately flipped ours around to avoid this, but it would have been better if we chose roll-under from the get-go
Great packaging, super easy install. Best smart home product I own. Small learning curve to get them paired to Alexa, but they are now automated to open and close.
Good so far. Bought one zigbee shade as a test. Was able to pair it with Home Assistant using ZHA and a Conbee II zigbee adapter. I did have to use a template to switch open/close direction in Home Assistant, but after that, it's working just fine.
The blind itself looks good. I was looking for white, and got the ivory color, which I was told is the closest to white you can get in the 70% blackout safari blinds. It it is not true white, but it's close enough.
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This works great for bedroom, letting in enough light, but still private. Works great with homekit and both my wife and I love how it looks.
I'm very impressed with these blinds from Smartwings. I now have 4 of them, all with the Homekit motor controls so I can control them with my voice, through automation (e.g. automatically close west-facing blinds 2 hours before sunset), or with the remote control. Packing was good and they were delivered in perfect condition. Each semi-custom blind is specific to a particular window, so they are labeled as such. Installation wasn't difficult, nor was the initial setup with Apple Homekit/Siri. The bedroom blinds are 100% blackout and they work very well. The living room and dining room blinds are 70% blocking, which makes TV watching during the evening much more pleasant than with the basic sheers we had before. The colors and fabrics are very nice - they bring a real quality finish to the home. The cassette valance looks great - I highly recommend this upgrade. The sound level while operating is slightly louder than expected but for something that only runs a couple times a day, that's a minor point.
I love it!! we love it!
Love the blinds. They were very easy to install and set up. The fabric we chose looks great in our rooms. The blind respond and operate flawlessly with home kit. I did add the dongle so I could also control with Alexa. I am working on my next order and plan to change all my blinds in the house. Then customer service was awesome when I had a question. All around great experience. Oh forgot it only too about 2 weeks to get them after I placed the order. Great experience.
I am very happy about tee entire process, product, installation and setup. We will will ordering more in the future for our upcoming projects.
Exceptionally well-designed and engineered smart shade system. Attractive and functional units adaptable to a variety of window configurations and shapes.
Just completed purchasing and installing 40 SmartWings shades on every window and wood-framed glass door in my three-story home. Every unit fit spaces perfectly, connected and responded to remotes (one for each floor) and synchronized with Apple HomeKit in less than a minute after wake-up and pairing each unit. Preset range of movement was set perfectly for every unit prior to shipping. Expansive fabric selection for translucent and blackout shades made integration with existing decor simple and easy. Selecting and configuring individual units to best fit octagonal and trapezoidal window shapes was an interesting challenge, made much easier with focused attention and knowledgeable customization support by SmartWings Customer Support Rep.
Delivery of bulk order took a scant few days, and units arrived on my doorstep unscathed, exceptionally well-packaged and protected. Mounting hardware, remotes, solar panels and manuals included, with spares! Typically took longer to unpack units than it did to install, connect, and functionally check them after mounting. Installation of all 40 units required just under two days, working alone, using conventional tools, including installation of solar panels and integration and verification of functionality through remotes, HomeKit and Siri. Delighted to discover HomeKit version of system works through Apple Watch, as well as iPad, iPhone and iMac.
Translucent fabrics have an elegant appearance when viewed from outside with shades closed … vast improvement over conventional blinds. Matching fabric facades on front of each unit allow units to blend in seamlessly with each room’s color scheme. Closing shades on windows exposed to direct sunlight significantly lowers daytime temperature inside my house, an unexpected but much appreciated benefit of low transmissibility fabric. Blackout fabric shades were used in only one room where 24-hour daylight makes sleeping more challenging during summer. SmartWings wide selection of blackout fabrics and custom-fitted shades provide a welcome respite.
Key to success on this project was absolutely best in class customer service by dedicated CSR who worked with me through every step, managing custom ordering, providing unique design ideas, facilitating invoicing and payment, and handling expedited delivery tracking and management. Best customer service I have ever encountered for any product, ever.
Well done to SmartWings design and engineering teams, logistics (packaging and delivery) and web site implementation management. Impressive work, across the board!
Easy to install and work as expected.
All and all was pretty easy to install. The shade came perfectly cut and fit like a glove. I have yet to be able to connect it to my alexa though, which is the reason why I didnt say "love it". My Alexa has recognized the device, but when trying to initiate a command or routine the shade doesn't budge. The remote works great though and setting the heights and stopping it is very simple. The shade is more transparent than I anticipated but still blocks the sun and glare when I need it. It's definitely pricy but seems high quality.
this shade was super easy to install and the custom measurements were accurate, worked like a charm ...do want to make a special call out to Rochelle in US customer service, she was brilliant, responsive and a huge help
Very nice shades, good quality and not noisy. Easy to operate and setup
The cat and dog use the cat tree to check out the neighborhood. It is so nice to not have to jump up and adjust the shade when we forget to open it before we set down to watch tv. We are older and lazier than we used to be, so loving the convenience!
We installed two motorized shades in second story windows of our open foyer. They are above our front door, and without the motorization, we would have no way to raise and lower them. We also opted for the solar charging kit, as we are south facing and have plenty of solar energy and no way to charge without pulling out the ladder. The ordering process was very easy. Our new shades were delivered quickly and to my specified measurements. Installation was a breeze. And so far, we have not had any problems operating the shades via the remote or with battery charging. I would definitely recommend these to someone with a similar situation to ours.
I really LOVE this blinds. Super easy to install and BATTERY operated so no wires. (make sure to order the little solar panels that will automatically charge the battery). Scan the code to add them to HomeKit and …. It just works. Love the build quality too. They are expensive but totally worth it!
Easy to install and setup. Works great with the remote.
Easy to install, easy to use and looks great when shade is fully extended or rolled closed. We out shade over a very high entrance 2 part window. One arched and the other large rectangular. The first shade looked and worked so great, I purchased a second for the arched window!
We installed these shades in all of our bedrooms, in the family room and on one of the windows in the sunroom that gets really hot. I love three things about them. 1. They're so convenient. No tangled cords. 2. They're attractive. 3. They really keep the sun out when you're trying to sleep. LOVE THEM.