I had a generic smart blinds controller that was garbage so I was pretty skeptical of this one, but I bit the bullet due to the 30-day guarantee. Works great so far, it's very flexible in how the chain is aligned inside the unit, much unlike my old one which required the chain to be super straight and tight.
One minor complaint is that Google Assistant takes a few seconds to activate the unit because it has to go through my Raspberry Pi Zero W first, instead of directly, but not a huge deal.
Also, the unit came with no instructions, and I had to watch YouTube videos to see how to insert my blind chain.
I love this gadget!
It is good and easy to use. Great!
Happy with my purchase, though I wish the units were a bit smaller
Buy SOMA Smart Shades 2
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, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, 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.