Slide Smart Curtains

FlipFlic aimed to make your blinds smarter, and now Slide wants to do the same for your curtains. This little white box includes a modular mounting system to be retrofitted onto your existing horizontal straight curtains whether they’re on rods or rails and adds a wire connector to their ends that links to thin, nearly invisible wires that run to and from the device. Setup takes just a few minutes and the whole contraption hides behind your curtains out of sight. Sure, you can still open the curtains manually, but Slide lets you automate the process, with scheduling, remote access from anywhere, and If This Then That (IFTTT) compatibility for setting up simple programs, for instance opening the curtains by asking your Amazon Echo to or when your Fitbit detects that you’re awake. All controlled and set up using an iOS or Android smartphone app.

Find it at Kickstarter – roughly $83