Highly recommendI 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.
1/6 failed after just over a year. Software is iffy. No spare parts.YuriThese blinds aren't cheap, they are also not very expensive in the world of home automation, and it's achieved with shortcuts: Software wise the app is iffy at best, besides an awful pairing procedures, the timer at times fail (unclear why despite troubleshooting), and it only works if you are on your home WiFi. Hardware wise: it's a solid value, but blinds either don't fully cover the window so plenty of lights gets through each edge or the motor bar don't fit inside the window frame widthwise, as there is a couple extra inches on each side of bumpouts, overtime the fabric overtime starts deforming (especially on the sunny side) and there are no replacements, finally 1 of 6 blinds the stepper motor just died despite exactly same duty cycle as the rest. Feels like IKEA got into the business of making e-waste, certainly not making an effort to give these blinds a long life. Speaking of long life the battery does last many months between charges.
They r wonderful keep the hot heat out they are really safe if u have little babies or kidsLeticiaWhen u want to open it it rolled slowly is really safe
Great smart blindsAlexisOverall a great product. Easy to install and operate. Have only 2 issues - needs more color/shade options and the SmartHub and IKEA Smart Hub app only work while connected to the same WiFi on your phone, requires a third party app like Alexa to control while you are out of the home.
only work with remote or hub not both at the same timeArpitthis is the most stupid smart blind I have seen it can only work with remote or hub at 1 time if you program them both it will not work so it is not smart blind its a stupid blind
Died just after warrantyScottAnnoying to set up but functional once they worked. Unfortunately, died after only 12 months but just outside of warranty. Do not buy.