Graywind Smart Curtain Set Split Draw | Blackout Series | Customizable
【77"-181"W & CENTRAL OPEN】: High-quality motorized curtain rod and retractable to desired length. Easy to install, more quiet and smooth when running. Just pull it and will open or close automatically. Free to operate manually during power-cut, no worries.
【BLACKOUT FABRIC】: Cotton linen blended fabric, reveals a calm atmosphere of charm. Totally block the passage of light, superior in Privacy Protection, Thermal Insulation, UV Protection and Energy Saving. Excellent draping and stitching, soft to touch. Removable fade-resistant cloth and machine washable.
【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 SOLUTION】: Work with Alexa/Google directly, easily achieve App Control & Voice Control, no smart bridge required. Flexibly create groups or routines, set timing schedules and percentage control your smart blinds via mobile app or voice command, really free your hands!
I want a curtain that is open during the summer night to let cool air in, and close automatically before sunrise to block the morning light that may wake me up too early. I got a quote of $6,000 from a local (California) custom drapery store for a smart curtain system with low quality fabric. The quote I got from Graywind after online customization is only $600 and the quality of the fabric is gorgeous. I believe I only paid $20 extra for a valance, which would have cost me $1,200 extra based on the quote from the local store. The only trade-off is that I have to install it myself. Amazon does sell a $199 for curtain installation but I am not sure whether the installer knows how to install a smart curtain system. The self-installation is not difficult, although I wish the drywall anchors are better and there's an instruction on the drill bit size. Another suggestion is that the extension cord could be longer.
The installed curtain functions exactly as expected and make the room feel more luxury.
These Alexa-enabled curtains are one of my favorite recent purchases. I was surprised and impressed by the quality and thickness of the curtains themselves, as they really block out the light well. They are some of the best blackout curtains I’ve seen. The material looks great, and we were happy with the color.
The most fun thing about these curtains though is the ability to control them with our voice via Alexa. You can use simple commands like “Alexa open curtains” which opens them all the way, or be more precise like “Alexa set curtains to 80%”, which opens them 80% of the way open. Remember that when you are using percentages, it always refers to the percentage open; so “Set curtains to 10%” would be just slightly open. We haven’t yet included these curtains in any scheduled Routines, but that would probably be useful for some people that want to start their day with the curtains opening automatically.
There is also a handy little remote that you can use to control the curtains if you don’t want to use Alexa. On the remote there is open and close and pause, so you can easily stop the curtains at whatever spot you want them.
The curtains were fairly easy to install, but certainly two people makes it go much more quickly. We didn’t run into any problems at all. They can either be mounted on the wall or the ceiling, and we ended up going with a ceiling installation because it seemed a little easier and more stable.
We been using these now for about nine months, and so far, they have worked perfectly without any issues. We love these curtains, and we will likely be ordering more in the future.
We ordered the knitted oat milk, floor-to-ceiling curtains for our sliding glass door and for our living room area. See pics- the living rooms set also has a valance (getting that up today). I could not be more happy. The color is light, neutral and I feel like it could match anything. They're easy to install and really make our rooms feel more homey. I'm still figuring out the remote/app, but not a huge priority for me. Definitely worth noting- I was sent the wrong curtains for our living room and Graywind's customer service IMMEDIATELY made it right and got us what we ordered- shout out to Cherry and Lisa for all their help on this; your promptness and politeness has not went unnoticed.
Get. These. Curtains.
First of all, the quality of drapery material is above expectations. Custom dimensions were perfect. This is not a simple installation. Not beginner at least. The install information was good and well illustrated. All parts were included for multiple mounting types. The issue I had was with Alexa integration. If you are like me and purchased these "smart" drapes you probably have newer wireless devices. Important: This does NOT work with WiFi 6. After a week of troubleshooting with support I decided to try an old 802.n router. It worked. See the image. This is not a deal breaker. A router like this is about $35. Definitely worth the automation.
We have these curtains in our family room to block daytime glare on the TV screen. I was really impressed with the quality of the fabric (we chose Sapphire Blue--beautiful color)--the weight of it and the way it drapes. Truly lovely. I was afraid they would need to be ironed, but they are well packaged with no wrinkles.
Installation went fairly smoothly. They are easy to install once you understand how it all works together.
Using Alexa to open and close the drapes is absolutely fun.
We have ordered another set for our dining room, this time in the Rich Gray.