Eve’s new gadget turns retro rollers into smart blinds

Image of someone holding the Eve MotionBlinds Upgrade Kit for Roller Blinds.
The kit includes mounting brackets, covers, and adapters to ensure a proper fit with your blinds. | Image: Eve

The purpose of Eve’s MotionBlinds Upgrade Kit for Roller Blinds is apparent right from the name: it’s a device meant to make your regular old shades smart by adding a motor and a way to talk to your existing smart home setup. That means you’ll be able to add automations that close or open your blinds when doing so can save you energy or just ask your phone or voice assistant to let some light in without having to shell out for an entirely new window covering.

The company says that the device can be “easily installed without any wiring or technical know-how,” though you’ll have to charge it via its built-in USB-C port. The battery should last “up to a year with regular use,” according to Daniel Turk, a publicist working with Eve, and the…

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