chair curtain slide

All curtain lovers, may I have your attention, please? A Dutch startup from Amsterdam – Innovation in Motion – has created Slide, the world’s first retrofit smart curtain system. Apparently, curtains – which are not intelligent enough – nowadays are passé. However, two entrepreneurs – Kaj Beetstra and Thijs Olthof – promise you will be “waking up with natural light and much more.” It’s difficult to resist temptation, right?

Those two young inventors combined their passion for technology with people’s daily needs. They created a way to automate your existing horizontal curtains in the blink of an eye. There’s no need to purchase an entirely new and expensive rails system, and there’s no complicated or time-consuming installation. Thanks to its wireless connectivity and integration to other smart domestic devices, the possibilities are endless.

You can open and close your curtains directly from the Slide App. You can choose to install Slide for one or two curtains and even set how far they should be opened. You can also set timers to open and close them at a fixed time. If you want to, you can always continue to open and close them manually – Slide will automatically register it. Besides, Slide will make your mornings much more bearable. Just connect the device to the alarm clock on your phone and let your curtains gently wake you up with rays of bright sunlight in the morning. You choose when you want to open or close the curtains.

elements curtain slide

Furthermore, the Slide App features a special holiday mode. Tell the app how long you’re gone for and how you want your curtains to act while you’re gone. Slide will open and close your curtains at random times within a pre-set range: the smart way to deceive burglars. This tool is also integrated with the popular If This Then That platform. With IFTTT, you can set up Slide to work together with other smart home devices, including smart lights. Just trigger the scene through your mobile or voice-activated smart home control and your curtains will know what to do. So easy, right?

phone app slide

Currently, Innovation in Motion is crowdfunding its product. Thus, if you like the idea of smart curtains, you should follow the career of Slide on Kickstarter and pre-order the device on Indiegogo for $85. When it comes to curtains, these are all you need in your entire home!


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