Soma Smart Shades

SOMA Smart Shades moves your shades whenever you want. You can control it with voice controls or automate completely. It is designed to fit your existing shades and curtains. Simply attach the device to your shades or blinds with ball chain, download the mobile app, follow the instructions and you’re ready to go.

Move your blinds move to a desired position with a slide of your finger or create automated schedules for each room. Endless possibilities for saving money on heating and cooling through smart automation possibilities.

Get started with your smart home. Just install SOMA Connect and instantly control your shades with your voice. Works with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit

The fastest response time I’ve seen in any voice controlled smart device. Good job SOMA. ” – Dave Wallace, Smart Home blogger

Simon T Bramley

Editor - Musician, graphic designer and HomeKit aficionado, living in Taipei, Taiwan.

6 thoughts on “Soma Smart Shades

  • 28th Sep 2018 at 6:17 pm
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    Hello, can you recommended soma smart shades?

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    • 28th Sep 2018 at 6:21 pm
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      Hmmm, difficult to comment as I don’t have them, but it does seem a little pricey, as you need the bridge device, which comes to $249 for just one set of blinds. If you’re in no hurry, it may be a good idea to wait to see what Ikea have planned, as they are bringing out their own smart shades system, although when that is, I don’t know.

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  • 28th Sep 2018 at 8:05 pm
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    Agree, Ikea maybe a good solution, my home setup is a mix of devices include smartthings via homebridge , I heard you can add code to hombridge and you don need soma to connect at all to work with HK.
    Anyway still pricey, thanks for the reply

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    • 28th Sep 2018 at 8:08 pm
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      I did read somewhere that the soma bridge is just an enclosed raspberry Pi with a HomeBridge plugin for the blinds to work with HomeKit.

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  • 29th Sep 2018 at 4:40 am
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    Hi do you know if this works with vertical blinds? I don’t have an endless beaded chain, but am trying to see if I can take my track apart and swap in an endless chain for the Soma. Also, would you recommend these? There’s not many reviews on this out there, so I am a little hesitant to buy it.

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    • 29th Sep 2018 at 8:10 am
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      I don’t have the Soma Blinds so I can’t honestly recommend or not recommend it, but as you need the bridge device (essentially a Raspberry Pi with custom HomeBridge software I’m told) its a bit pricy at $249, for just one set of blinds. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with vertical blinds though, as you just teach the motor where the limits of the blinds are in terms of how far they go before stopping. Maybe wait and see what Ikea have to offer.

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