The 6 best smart blinds, shades and curtains in 2022

✔️Compatibility with your current system: Different smart blind systems are compatible with different smart home systems. So make sure the smart blinds are paired with what you already have, like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit. If you do not yet have a smart home system, it is best to first select the desired overall system and then select compatible blinds.

✔️window size: Blinds – smart or not – need to be fitted to your window, so make sure you have all your measurements in order before you shop. Some smart blinds are available in custom sizes to fit your window perfectly, but most of the cheaper options come in preset sizes.

✔️Energy Sources: Smart blinds are usually either battery powered, hardwired, or solar powered. If you’re looking for a battery-powered option, check the advertised battery life from a full charge. Some systems last three to six months, others only 30 days. Some systems come with rechargeable battery packs, while others require replacement.

✔️User friendliness: When choosing a system, it’s important to think about how you want your smart blinds to work for you. Would you like them to open and close at specific times on a schedule? Would you like them to be opened with a Bluetooth remote control? If you already have blinds that you don’t want to replace, you can install a system like E-wand , SwitchBot or MySmartBlindsdepending on your existing setup.

✔️curtain style: While it’s probably the first thing that comes to mind when you’re shopping for blinds and shades, it’s something best saved for last when considering smart home integration. However, if you are looking for blackout curtains or a specific color, make sure these options are available before deciding on a brand.

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