SOMA Smart Shades - Smart Motor for Roller Shades - SOMA Smart Home (UK)

SOMA Smart Shades 2

The most advanced window shades automation device
Price: £129.00
In Stock. Ships from the UK. FREE Delivery within 1-2 business days. See Shopping Guide for the details.
Automate your shades in 3 minutes - easy to set up, Android and iOS support, set daily or weekly triggers to move the shades based on time of day, sunset/sunrise or light conditions.
You'll spend 90 days stuck in traffic jams during your life. And 40 days opening and closing your window shades
We can't change the traffic but we can automate your window shades

Smart got Smarter
SOMA Smart Shades 2

4x faster motor and built-in smart features like Sunrise & Sunset mode, Quiet Morning & Light Sensing, bring
SOMA Smart Shades 2 to a next level

What Makes SOMA Smart Shades 2 Unique

  • Fast Motor

    Up to 4x times the speed compared to the previous model

  • Quiet Morning Mode

    Morning Mode enables slowly opening the shades and keeps the noise level inaudible

  • Mobile App Control

    Control multiple windows and rooms from one mobile app

  • Voice Commands

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 + SOMA Connect = voice control with Apple Siri, Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa

  • Schedule Automation

    Set daily or weekly schedules to automate each room

  • Sunrise & Sunset Mode

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 can automatically operate based on local sunrise and sunset

  • Light Sensing AI

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 can automatically lower or raise window shades according to light conditions

  • Solar Powered

    SOMA Smart Shades 2 is solar powered with built-in lithium battery

  • Built-in Battery with USB Charging

    The strong built-in lithium battery can last up to 30 days

One solution for all blinds and shades

Smart Shades is compatible with any shade or blind that has a beaded chain or cord loop.

Looking to automate venetian blinds? Check out SOMA Tilt.

Easy to install

1. Feed the chain to the gear
2. Attach the Smart Shades to the wall
3. Download the app and configure
4. All done - control with a smartphone or automate

Control with a smartphone

Move your shades to a desired position with a slide of your finger.

Set the position for an individual shade or adjust it for a group of shades simultaneously.

Automated scheduling

Smart Shades has a built-in timer which can be used to automate opening and closing of your shades at specified times and days.

Solar powered
Built-in battery

Smart Shades comes with a solar panel which can be used for charging in case there is no wall socket near your window.

Alternatively, USB charging is also available. One charge is enough for a month, or you can leave the adapter connected for convenience.

Apple HomeKit
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
Samsung SmartThings
Home Assistant

Control your shades using your favourite voice assistant or home automation platform (Requires SOMA Connect).

Try it out risk free for 30 days

Simple 30-day return policy. Try it risk-free and if you don’t absolutely love it we'll give you a full refund.


Customer Reviews

Based on 186 reviews
David Houston
Do not hesitate

The mark of a good company is what they do when things go wrong. This isn’t a good company, this is a great company.

I started with 3 blinds and was so impressed (even before the update) that I bought another 3. (Only 3 more to go). Once set up, along with the connect, you can control with Alexa, Google or HomeKit. I use HomeKit along with automations and you genuinely never have to worry about a blind or shade ever again. The automation closes all the blinds (and switches the Philips hue lights on) at sunset every night and opens them all again at sunrise in the morning. You can of course specify a time of your choosing, but using this automation, it changes slightly ever day to keep up with the changing light.

I had an issue with one of the motors. It just stopped working - battery was full, but no movement. A quick trip to their website to report a fault and the wonderful Christine dispatched a new motor which was delivered within a couple of days.

Nowadays it’s a genuinely surprising experience when a company delivers outstanding customer support.

They do !

Fantastic product, fantastic company.

vasil blagoev
So easy

Great product, actually the only product if you want to keep your existing shades.
Works awesome with HomeKit

Work Well with Existing Roller Shade

Installed these on 5 windows of different sizes and they work great. On the shade covering the sliding glass door, the motor struggles a bit to raise the shade and occasionally stops on the way up, but SOMA is replacing that unit with a prior version that has more torque, but is slower. That's fine with me as long as it consistently raises the shade without assistance. SOMA Connect also works well with Amazon Alexa. Shades automatically go down at night 15 minutes after sunset, and I ask Alexa to open them as I'm getting out of bed. Customer support has also been timely and excellent. Very pleased with the purchase and that I don't have to manually open and close 5 shades every day.

David Forrest
Set up and forget

Wanted to have my kitchen bling operate independently, opening in the morning and closing at night.
This has been the perfect, economical solution. Particularly impressed the solar panel has been fully capable in providing power.

Petra Wouters
If only I knew

The best smart home device I ordered lately!
Works perfect. Easy to Install.

Video Reviews

Questions and Answers

Can I use it with any type of chains?

Smart Shades is compatible with any shade, blind or curtain that has a beaded chain or cord loop.

Looking to automate venetian blinds? Check out SOMA Tilt.

Is it possible to use any type, weight and size of shades?

There are no weight or size restrictions - Smart Shades can move any shade or blind what you are able to pull manually.

The only requirement is that the shade, blind or curtain has a beaded chain or cord loop.

What is the noise level of Smart Shades?

In normal operating conditions Smart Shades is raising your curtains under 50 db which is pretty quiet for a motor. Comparable to light traffic or refrigerator.

Smart Shades has a Quiet Morning mode which opens the shades slowly but quietly.

What options are available for controlling the Smart Shades?

The following options are built into the Smart Shades:

  • - Mobile app control
  • - Automated triggering of movement based on time of day, sunrise, sunset or light conditions
The following options are available when installed together with SOMA Connect:

  • - Apple Siri, Google Home/Assistant, Amazon Alexa voice commands (*)
  • - Apple HomeKit scenes and automations, HomeKit enabled buttons and remotes
  • - Home Assistant automations and controls
  • - Local HTTP API for DIY integrations
  • - IFTTT
  • - Samsung Bixby voice commands and SmartThings scenes and automations, SmartThings enabled buttons and remotes
  • - Google Home routines, Google Home enabled switches
  • - Amazon Alexa routines, Amazon Alexa enabled switches
(*) Siri voice commands are available in all languages supported by Apple. Google Home/Assistant voice commands are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish. Amazon Alexa voice commands are available in English and in German.

Which smartphones are compatible with the Smart Shades?

Smart Shades is currently compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets.

How many Smart Shades devices SOMA Connect can control?

SOMA Connect can control unlimited number of Smart Shades devices.

What is the wireless range of the Smart Shades?

Smart Shades has an operation range of about 130ft/40m.

Can I control the Smart Shades on multiple phones?

Yes, once the initial setup is done, all your family members can pair their phones with Smart Shades.

Chain/cord type specifications

Find out if your blind has a beaded chain or a plain cord. In the case of a beaded chain, find out how many beads/balls there are per inch (2.5 cm). Below measurements are approximate, choose the one that suits the best. When in doubt, contact our support, we are happy to assist.

Beaded chain - standard beads

Most of the blinds with a beaded chain have balls which diameter is approx. 3/16 in / 4.5 mm. This means there are around 4 balls per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

There is also a variation which has extra spacing between the balls. The 3rd ball starts around 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Beaded chain - large beads

Ball diameter is approx. 1/4 in / 6.3 mm. This means that there are around 2.5 balls and 2 spacings per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Beaded chain - small beads

Ball diameter is approx. 1/8 in / 3.2 mm. This means that there are around 6 balls per 1 in / 2.5 cm.

Endless loop cord

Plain cord without beads.

Questions? We can help.