easy installArthureasy to install, you have to follow the ikea youtube videos for how to install
Works wellJerryI bought one of these for a high window in my 2 story foyer. I needed something on the window to block ability to see into our 2nd level at night. The window is about 15+ feet off the floor, which made a manual shade impractical because I would need to leave it closed all the time. I want the natural light during the day.
I installed this shade 2 weeks ago and connected it to my Smartthings hub. I use an automated routine to close it after sunset and open it after sunrise. It was very easy to install and add to Smartthings. So far the battery seems good and other reviews suggest it should last ~6 months with just 2 movements per day.
The only downside is that it's louder than expected. Not a big deal for me because the benefit far out ways it. I was also lucky there was a size that fit my window as the sizes are not customizable.
5 Year Warranty! MatthewI purchased 14 of these blinds back in 2019 when they first came out. Overall they have been great. A couple have been replaced because sometimes at a certain point, they just stop working. However, IKEA has honored the 5 year warranty and sent me a couple replacements! Great customer service for such a large company. With the replacements I have received, I can tell they are making an effort to improve the product. For example, the operational buttons on the blinds are easier to press now and it pairs automatically with my previous remote after adding it to the proper “group”. So easy! Some might find the setup frustrating, but the app guides you pretty well, and once you figure a few things out it’s a piece of cake. It also works with Apple HomeKit and all my blinds are automated for sunrise/sunset. Amazing! I can also control these remotely.
Although there have been some hiccups along the way, I am very satisfied with this product and so glad I made the investment.
Like them but one broke after two weeksMatthewI had a hard time setting it up. Also didn't know they require the $70 hub. Works best if you don't bother with the remotes. Once it was finally set up I was pretty happy, but one stopped working unexpectedly after two weeks. Returned it and got a new one. Hope it was just a fluke but I can't rate them highly.
Works very well, long lasting batteryEmilioWorks very well. We have sets in two bedrooms now.
We also got a gateway so we can control them with HomeKit or Alexa (Also supports Google and other automation providers).
With moderate use (once or twice a day).
Rechargeable battery packs last about a year.
Batteries charge with USB (included). Zigbee network has been very reliable
Highly recommendVerified ReviewerI have 12 of these, all linked to Hubitat Elevation. The IKEA hub is not needed. The first blind I bought was right when they became available for sale several years ago. All 12 blinds open at sunrise and close at sunset. The batteries last about 2 months before needing a recharge. I recommend you buy a spare battery. My windows are not a standard size, so I cut them with help from a YouTube video.
Excellent for price, wish there were some more optionsJaysonLove this shade. It stays connected to by Hubitat well and reports back it's status. There are some options that would make it that much better though: an optional valance would be nice, the bottom bar could be more weighted, and an option to hardwire instead of the battery would be great. However, with a little DIY, all these things can be accomplished.
Love These Blackout ShadesJamesWe have the Fyrtur blackout shades covering the wall of windows in our living room. Watching TV during daylight hours is much more enjoyable without all that light. I just got this shade to block out the glare on the computer monitor in my office. I highly recommend these for anyone wanting to block out the light.
WORKS FINE AND SIMPLEVojinVery satisfied. It works simple and without any problem
Clean and usefulJeunessePerfect for blackout
Loving my blindsJohnsonHave never cleaned my windows in the past 5years with those traditional blinds in place. These blinds are bringing in more light whenever I need it with just an ask to Alexa. Battery life seems to be good. And my windows are so clean now because of the ease to clean them with these blinds and they improved the indoor living experience. I got a total of 8 blinds. The first two I paid a little extra and the last 6, I saved $300 during the Thanksgiving holidays. Loving them so far.
No warranty and brokenAntonioThey don’t have any warranty. Broken after 8 months. No recourse but to buy another one. I’d recommend to avoid
The best feature of my smart homeDanielIncredibly easy to set up, super reliable. The best value in smart blinds
Just installed 5 blindsGreggJust finished installing 5 of these blinds, 2 different sizes. While the mounting brackets are included, screws are not. Biggest disappointment was that batteries for the remotes are not included - CR2032. While the instructions have directions for controlling up to 4 blinds with 1 remote, that's not what I want as I have 4 different windows in this room - so I have 5 different "repeaters" plugged into 5 outlets in the room. Suggest securing a power supply to plug all these into. Lastly, the battery that goes into the blinds takes HOURS to charge - I hope they last a while (cycles). Generally, straight forward install, quiet and I think they'll work for their intended purpose.
I wanted to like them...DaltonI bought 2 units. One of them is defective. The other the remote control stopped working.
The fabric for the blinds are really good, but the motor is not. I will try to replace them to see if I got better luck.
So coolAndrewLove the ability to tell Siri to close the shades.
1 and 7 will failEnkuAfter almost 2 years, 1 in 7 failed, and Ikea will not replace them.
Remote BlindsAngeeThis is an excellent product but very difficult to connect to hub, remote and smart devices(Alexa). Have a product that I can’t fully operate as described.
awesome valueJudydelivered quick and installation was a snap
Consider them disposableRogerAs other reviews indicate: These don't last very long. The motors or receivers die after about a year. None that I've bought have lasted much longer than a year, I'm on my way back for a third time to exchange yet another set that has died.