I’ve been a SmartThings user since 2013, and am now part of a team in the process of creating a new retrofit product for window blinds.
One of the things we want to implement is allowing for manual cord operation of the blinds, which current solutions don’t offer (you must use either hub control or press buttons on the device). Is this something you’d want to see in a retrofit device?
What about features? Is there anything these devices don’t do that you’d like them to? Any must-haves you’d need to see prior to using a retrofit device like this?
Price point? Many people seem to consider the price of current retrofits to be too high. What’s an ideal price?
Would you even want to automate your blinds? What’s the best reason for doing so?
I hope I’m asking in the right place and really hope for some great info from the community. The ST community has been a strong support in my process of integrating automation, and has withstood many, many challenges over the years (hub v2 update, anyone?) so what better place to ask about what smart home users want!