SwitchBot Curtain checks one task off your to-do list.
I never saw myself as the type of person who would have automatic window shades. But here I am, nearly two weeks into having automated curtains and I don’t think I can go back to a time when I didn’t have them. The product making these magical curtains happen is the SwitchBot Curtain Rod and Curtain Rod 2.
SwitchBot was born from a need that the CEO had. According to the story from SwitchBot’s Kickstarter page, the idea of a ‘robot butler’ came from the CEO’s need to turn off lights and close curtains after getting into bed one night. That necessity led to innovation and the result was SwitchBot.
SwitchBot is building its own smart home ecosystem by introducing various innovative products, including SwitchBot Curtain. SwitchBot is also the world’s first to introduce the retrofitting smart curtain robot and switch. SwitchBot now has over 400 employees based globally and has entered more than 100 global markets.
SwitchBot Curtain was part of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that launched in October 2019. The products were shipped to backers through December of 2021 and in May of this year, the Curtain Rod 2 was released. The features of both products are included below.
I do want to note that the SwitchBot Curtain models are not natively compatible with smart assistants. They will work with them, but they have to have a hub added in. The SwitchBot Hub Mini will make the Curtain models accessible outside your home and will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, SmartThings, and CLOVA. It will also work with Apple Siri Shortcuts, which is not the same as being HomeKit compatible. It can be HomeKit compatible through the use of Homebridge.
- Color: Black/White
- Material: ABS with Anti-UV coating
- Compatibility: Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+, watchOS 2.2+