In your first post you specifically asked why anyone would use a different system and what you were missing.
The answer to both of those questions is the same: kickstarter and indiegogo products are just prerelease marketing campaigns. Many times what they’re describing can’t be built unless they have something really new and a patent on it and most of them don’t have a patent. Oftentimes they can’t be built at the price they’re listed at, which is why so many of these products come to market with a much smaller set of features than the campaign described. Many of them don’t understand industry standard safety issues, some of which may be mandated before the product can be sold.
If you’re specifically interested in automated window coverings, there are a lot of ways to approach that now. See the quick browse lists for “shades,” that has several project reports from different community members.
If you want to compare two specific devices, pick a brand and model and we can discuss them. Or we can talk about the features for a specific device class.
It’s hard to talk about details for any kickstarter project, and impossible to compare them to an existing product, because you just can’t know what will actually be delivered once they are ready to ship.
You can talk about whatever attracted you to a particular campaign and community members can discuss alternative ways of getting the same features now, either from existing products or from DIY projects.
I’m sorry if you felt targeted, I was just trying to answer your questions. Kickstarter campaigns are fun and interesting and inspirational and they do start a lot of good conversations.