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The first Thread-enabled, HomeKit-enabled smart blinds - a partnership between Eve and Coulisse - are now available for customization and ordering before the promised 2022 deadline.
HomeKit manufacturer Eve Systems has partnered with Coulisse blind maker to create OmniaBlinds, each with its own strengths. The blinds are designed by Coulisse, while the engine is designed by Eve.
Users can measure their windows and then use the online shopping guide to select fabric samples, carcass colors, and more as they customize their shades. The blinds are then custom built and will be delivered worldwide.
The engine is powered by the battery and is recharged via USB-C. Unlike the smart shades on the market from Lutron or Hunter Douglas, they don't require a hub to work. Connect to Homekit via Thread or Bluetooth if a Thread edge router is not available. A state-of-the-art HomePod mini or Apple TV 4K can act as Thread Edge Routers in your home.
Eve had initially promised that the new Thread-compatible blinds would be available in early 2022, but it seems they have managed to avoid the usual supply chain problems affecting the rest of the tech industry to launch earlier.
If you want to order some sets for your home, you can order them now from the OmniaBlinds website. Price starts at $ 318.
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