Nowadays, there are many different Smart Home gadgets powered by Smart Home technology that ultimately allow homeowners to automate different elements within their household. While devices like smart Wi-Fi outdoors cameras, smart doorbells, and smart locks can all help to improve your home’s level of security, less complex devices like smart speakers, smart robot vacuum cleaners, or even smart window shades can all help to upgrade our level of comfort indoors.
For example, smart window shades can be configured to automatically open up and let the sunlight both light up and also heat a room to a comfortable temperature, as well as to automatically close down when necessary in order to prevent overheating and consequently ensure rooms can stay at a cool temperature. Essentially, smart window shades not only provide on-demand privacy, but can ultimately help homeowners to regulate both the level of lighting as well as the heating / cooling inside their home. So, if you’re thinking about upgrading your manually operated window shades to a set of automated ones in order to make your life easier, then the SmartWings Roller Shades are an outstanding choice to go with.
The SmartWings Roller Shades are custom smart motorized shades equipped with a built-in whisper-quiet motor powered by a large-capacity 2200mAh Lin-Ion rechargeable battery that offers around 4 to 6 months of battery life, all while also featuring multiple Smart Home capabilities, including wireless controls from their included remote control, as well as compatibility with Samsung SmartThings, In-App Controls from their Smartphone App, and even Voice Assistant support for both Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
Designed to be suitable for multiple applications, these custom smart motorized shades provide a fashion-forward style of insulation, along with privacy on demand, as well as outstanding light-blockage for a peaceful sleep. Not only are these shades great for day sleepers, but they’re also ideal for media rooms as they can perfectly dim the room and keep the sun’s glare off all digital screens.
Now, let’s have a slightly more detailed look at the SmartWings Roller Shades and check out everything that these custom smart motorized shades have to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with a side note, we’d like to point out that since these are in fact custom smart motorized shades, the SmartWings Roller Shades actually come in multiple different styles, as a few of their main / basic specifications are widely customizable, including the unit’s dimensions, type of fabric, and the type of wall-mount.
For our review unit, know that we’re specifically covering the 100% Blackout Linen color-model of the SmartWings Motorized Roller Shades.
So, firstly, we have the unit’s dimensions, for which homeowners can actually have the dimensions (including both width and height) of their unit’s rolling shades / blinds completely tailor-made-to-measure according to the respective dimensions of the windows where they’ll be installing their SmartWings Roller Shades. Still, consider checking out the company’s official Video Guide on how to appropriately measure the dimensions of your windows for the blinds that will be coming pre-installed onto these smart motorized shades.
On top of being able to customize the proper size of these custom smart motorized shades upon their order, homeowners can also choose between different kinds of window treatments (which we’ll be discussing slightly ahead).
Secondly, in terms of their aesthetic, homeowners can also choose what type of fabric color they’d like to have for their unit’s rolling shades / blinds, for which those fabric choices can vary between Dark Beige, Medium Beige, or Light Beige.
For the unit’s type of wall-mount, homeowners can go either with an inside-mount or with an outside-mount.
Speaking of which, we’d also like to note that since the SmartWings Roller Shades are designed as smart motorized shades, they also feature a cordless design, which makes them truly friendly to any home environment, which goes especially for children and pets.
Now, since our review unit’s model is the 100% Blackout Linen color-model. Our SmartWings Motorized Roller Shades also feature a special 100% Blackout Anti-UV Treatment. That allows them to perfectly block any directly-incoming sunlight.
Regarding their construction, it’s important to specify that their special 100% Blackout Anti-UV Treatment essentially consists of three (x3) different layers, which include: a Fabric Layer, a special Anti-UV Shading Layer, and a secondary Coating Layer (which further helps to block-out incoming sunlight).
Regarding the remaining structural components that come pre-installed onto these custom smart motorized shades. At the top-side there’s a Professional-Grade Top-Bar. That’s attach to their dedicate wall-mount (either an inside- or outside-mount). While on the bottom-side there’s a Standard Bottom Rod.
Finally, for their automated operation, these smart motorized shades come equipped with a built-in whisper-quiet motor that operates at just 35dB. Which is what’s used for the automatic lifting operation of these smart shades’s fabric-blinds. Meaning that homeowners are never required to use a chain or cord to operate the unit’s fabric-blinds.
Specifically for the unit’s built-in motor, users can choose between 4 different types of motors, including:
- a Standard Smart Motor (free – comes with the unit by default) that allows users to meet simple control needs,
- a Zigbee Smart Motor ($29.99 extra) that allows the unit to be connect to the Google Assistant,
- an Amazon Alexa Smart Motor ($29.99 Extra) that’s compatible with 5 versions models. (Including Echo Plus 2nd Gen, Echo Show 2nd Gen, Echo Studio, Echo Show 10 and Echo 4th Gen).
- an Apple Homekit Smart Motor ($59.99 extra).
SET UP / INSTALLATION
Now, when it comes to the installation / set-up process for the SmartWings Roller Shades. Know that these custom smart motorized shades are reasonably easy to install. As they can be easily and quickly installed all by yourself. With just the use of a pencil (to mark the wall-holes). A drill (to drill the wall-holes) and a screwdriver (to mount the unit’s dedicated wall-mount to those same wall-holes).
Regarding the potential applications for the SmartWings Roller Shades. Note that these custom smart motorized shades were specifically designed to be suitable for multiple applications. Including living rooms, bedrooms, study rooms, restaurants and even business areas.
Then, for their power-source, the SmartWings Roller Shades’s built-in motor is directly powered by a large-capacity 2200mAh Lin-Ion battery. Which can offer homeowners between 4 to 6 months of battery life on a full charge.
Note that the unit’s 2200mAh Lin-Ion battery rechargeable can have its internal power supplied. (Via its dedicated USB-C Power-Charging Cable.) By one of three (x3) different external power-sources. Which can be either: a Solar Panel (which for this first option, means that homeowners wouldn’t have to worry about charging the unit anymore), a USB-C Plug, or a Powerbank.
INCLUDED REMOTE CONTROL
Furthermore, just like their simple and quick installation. The SmartWings Roller Shades are also fairly straightforward to operate.
So, for controlling the SmartWings Roller Shades’ operation, each set of these custom smart motorized shades also come together with an included Multi-Channel Remote Control. Which can use to control at most 15 blinds separately.
If you choose the remote’s 0 Channel, you’ll be able to control all blinds. That are connect to the remote up and down together (i.e. in synchrony).
SMART HOME FEATURES
In-App Controls (from different Smartphone Apps)
Since these smart motorized shades also feature compatibility with Samsung SmartThings, Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. All that users have to do is to connect their SmartWings Roller Shades unit(s) to their Voice Assistant’s corresponding Mobile App, and they’ll then be able to operate their unit(s) right from their Smartphone.
Via those corresponding Apps, homeowners can easily customize the opening and closing schedules for their SmartWings Roller Shades by simply creating scenes and set specific times in order to automate their unit’s opening / closing times of the day.
This ultimately allows homeowners to automatically wake up to daylight, as well as save energy through climate control, and overall, create the atmosphere they prefer to have within each room in their home, which goes for any time of the day.
Voice Assistant Support
Finally, thanks to their compatibility with Samsung SmartThings, Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. Homeowners can also control these smart motorized shades via simple and easy-to-perform Voice Commands. Which are support to all of these different Smart Home Virtual Assistant systems.
This not only includes opening and closing the shades with a simple Voice Command. But also configuring those said specific times for having the unit’s fabric-blinds opening and/or closing when homeowners want them to.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside each package, users will find: a set of (x2) Wall-Mounting Brackets. Along with four (x4) Wall-Mounting Screws. As well as the unit’s dedicated USB-C Power-Charging Cable. The unit’s included Multi-Channel Remote Control, and a User Manual.
SmartWings Roller Shades are custom smart motorized shades equipped with a built-in whisper-quiet motor. powered by a large-capacity 2200mAh Lin-Ion rechargeable battery. That offers around 4 to 6 months of battery life, all while also featuring multiple Smart Home capabilities. Including wireless controls from their included remote control. As well as compatibility with Samsung SmartThings. In-App Controls from their Smartphone App, and even Voice Assistant support for both Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
All in all, these custom smart motorized shades are reasonably easy to install by yourself. As well as fairly straightforward to operate with them. You can more conveniently operate the shades of your windows indoors. Ultimately allowing you to have a more comfortable lifestyle.
If you want to buy the SmartWings Roller Shades. Know that prices for a single set start at just $155 and can go up to $239 at most. You can order yours online right now, directly from SmartWings’ official shopping page.