Graywind Motorized Outdoor Shades | Exterior Patio Shades | Customizable
【OUTDOOR PATIO SHADES】: Available in 1%-5% openness factor. Superior in reducing solar glare and features weather-resistant to be exposed outdoor. Filter light and block harmful UV rays while maintaining view outside, making you get the most out of your patio, pergola, porch etc.
【2 WAYS TO INSTALL & SOLAR POWERED】: Can be installed with wire guides or not, just up to you. The magnetic fixing mode at the bottom makes it easier to roll up and down. What's more, when installed without wire guides, it is safer for kids & pets. Solar powered way offers a lazy, cost-free and green energy solution.
【AEOLUS® REMOTE CONTROL】: Specially designed 15-channel timing remote. Able to seperately & group control maximum 15 smart shades. It provides favorite position as well. 20 Date-time groups available, add any electric shades to any schedules to achieve automatic timing control. Support handheld or wall-mounted.
【ALEXA/GOOGLE CONTROL】: Work with Alexa and Google (Whether needs a smart bridge depends on your MOTOR OPTION). APP & VOICE CONTROL enabled, precisely control your smart shades via percentage control, creating groups, setting timing schedules or other routine as perference.
Had a lot of issues with this at first, but the customer service was really good. Sometimes you get a lemon, and they stood behind what they sold me. Hopefully the replacement is as good as thier rep.
Ordered 2 ceiling mounted 84inch blinds for outside patio to block afternoon sun. Both blinds were received earlier than expected and well packaged. Very easy to install, got both to work together with a single remote and Alexa integration process was well documented and straightforward. Did not purchase solar panel, instead used supplied usb cables with personal 5volt 2.1amp charger for each (old iphone chargers).
The 3% Opacity/sun blockage was just right for us, no more squinting on the deck in the afternoon:)
I sent the seller 2 questions, both responses received within 24 hours. First was related to the phone app referenced in the installation manual which I could not get to work. It seems the phone app requires a "Graywind Hub" that needs to be purchased separately. The purchased single remote and Alexa was sufficient control so will not be purchasing.
I did have an issue with disabling the remote on 1 blind while trying to get the blind to pair with phone app. 2nd email to Graywind resolved this issue quickly. There is a non-documented procedure to pair blind with remote that worked. Below is what worked for us, apparently this is motor specific so if it happens to you and procedure below does not work then email Graywind (they need your Amazon order number to send correct procedure)
From Graywind to re-pair remote with blind
"1.Reset the motor: Press and hold the reset button on the side of the motor until the motor jogs four times.
2.Connect the motor with the remote: (1) Press and hold the reset button on the motor until the motor jogs once. (2) Choose a channel. (3) Press the P button on the back side of the remote and the motor will jog twice."
When placing the order expect an email via Amazon from seller within a day confirming dimensions before completing order. NOTE - this is the only opportunity to change side of blind usb plugs into (motor side) as default is right side and this configuration option is not available when placing initial order online.
After pricing locally and with other vendors ended up spending less than half the price on essentially the same blind. Overall happy with purchase, had a couple of issues post install that were quickly resolved by the vendor hence the 5 star rating.
I installed these shades to block the morning sun from hitting my kitchen window. This is perfect. It keeps my kitchen much cooler now. I control these using the remote from inside. You can set positions for how much it should go down or up when you click the remote. I have not used Alexa for it yet.
I bought these motorized blinds for my elderly father because he doesn't move around so well, and it was the best thing I could've ever bought. It was easy to order online, arrived sooner than expected, super easy to install and my dad was able to open and shut his blinds with ease finally! When we decided to try to connect it to Alexa , I simply emailed customer service and they gave me percise and accurate directions and even checked back with me to make sure I got it connected. Superb product, highly recommend them. The quality of the blinds and the color choices were awesome . The blackout does exactly that, blocks the sun when needed. Great product, great customer service, great experience all around..