Piece of the day: SwitchBot Curtain will turn any curtain into smart
On Kickstarter crowdfunding, a new interesting device called SwitchBot Curtain has appeared. It adds smart features to your regular curtains and does not require complicated settings. Thanks to the integrated solar panel, traditional charging can be completely eliminated.
In addition, the sunlight sensor helps save energy on the air conditioner and heater. In the summer, the device will close the curtains during the day to cool the room, and in winter, on the contrary, open it so that the room heats up.
Although the manufacturer offers great opportunities for automating the operation of curtains, at any time you can open or close windows through an application or a special remote control. Perhaps at first you will habitually pull the curtain manually. In this case, the device immediately activates and finishes work for you thanks to Touch & Go technology.
The device also protects your property from theft. Not sure if you curtained the windows before leaving? Check directly through the app! If you leave for a long time, you can configure the automatic opening and closing of windows by timer. This gives the impression that someone is at home, and scares away potential robbers.
Together with the device, you can buy a small hub SwitchBot Hub Mini – then the curtains will work together with other elements of a smart home. With just one command, you can curtain the windows and turn on the lights. In addition, this hub also adds voice control when synchronizing with smart speakers running Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa.
You can order SwitchBot Curtain now on Kickstarter. The device costs $ 69 separately; a set with the Hub Mini costs $ 99. Includes 2 pairs of hooks for attaching to different types of cornices. Available in black and white.
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