Upgrade Your Blinds This Black Friday: Automate Them for Just $49!

Take a look at the SwitchBot Blind Tilt after it’s installed. Also, find out how you can score a Black Friday deal on Amazon. The price has been cut by $49 as part of Amazon’s sale. The ZDNet-recommended deal is happening because SwitchBot has found a niche in retrofitting existing home products, like door locks. They are making a blind tilt mechanism with a solar panel included. This mechanism will automate your window blinds. This small device attaches to the vertical twisting wand on horizontal blinds. It tilts the blinds open and closed, with control from your mobile device and voice commands to Alexa or Google Home. The Blind Tilt includes a solar panel, making it an easy, plug-and-play option. It doesn’t require you to climb up on a chair to charge it or find a long charging cable. The SwitchBot Blind Tilt is now available on Amazon and Amazon UK. Specifications include a 4.6-ounce weight, 1.9 x 1.1 x 5.7 inch dimensions, white color with ABS plastic material, 10 months of battery life, and BLE-WiFi with SwitchBot Hub connectivity. The noise level is 37dB in Silent Mode and 47dB in performance mode. It is compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Siri Shortcuts, IFTTT, and SmartThings. It also features light sensing, an app with schedules and automations, and more. The article goes on to discuss why one might need a smart blind tilt. Despite the high cost of replacing the blinds themselves, the writer had a need for an improved method of opening and closing her bathroom blinds. She found blinds to be hard to reach and was researching smart options. However, replacement was expensive. This led her to try the SwitchBot Blind Tilt, which is a cost-effective retrofitting option. She was thrilled with the installation process. It took about 10 minutes and did not require any tools. The unit is paired with the solar panel, which is stuck to the window via 3M backing. She found it easy to use with the SwitchBot app, and integration with other devices was simple. Overall, the writer was very pleased with the product, calling it a “smart blind tilt that changes it all.”