New Gadgets Turns Regular Blinds Into Smart Blinds

23rd May 2016

How many times have you been sitting on the sofa watching the tele when the sunlight sinks into the room and casts a blazing glare onto your screen? You’re sitting so comfortably on the sofa, and getting up is the last thing you want to do. Instead of begrudgingly pushing yourself off the sofa to turn the blinds yourself, you whip out your smartphone and change the tilt using an app. It’s incredible! The days of digital blinds are upon us. Start by shopping online for venetian blinds from Quickfit, and then follow FlipFlic™ to stay up to date on this cool new gadget so you can make it your own as soon as it hits the market.

What Is The FlipFlic?

According to their Kickstarter, “FlipFlic is the smart blinds controller that automates ordinary window blinds in seconds and with no tools.” We stumbled upon this gadget on Kickstarter and are happy to see that the company received the necessary funding to automate blinds. The purpose is to change the angle of the blinds to optimize the amount of sunlight in the home in order to regulate temperature and conserve energy.

How Does It Work?

The magnetic FlipFlic attaches to the mechanism that controls the tilt of the blind slats. There is a second gadget, a solar panel, that attaches directly to the window behind the blinds and powers the FlipFlic. There is an application for smart devices that connects to the FlipFlic so you can manually control the blinds as well.

Start by setting your preferences in the app. Then, FlipFlic does the rest of the work for you! It will ensure your home always stays at your preferred temperature and provides privacy at your request.

You can attach the FlipFlic to the venetian blinds you find online at Quickfit or any other style that has blind slats.