Sweden-based OmniaBlinds have today announced plans to release their first set of Thread compatible Roller blinds in September of this year. The company, in collaboration with Coulisse and Eve, will be offering custom made blinds – material and motor – with a choice of 170(!) different fabric options.
the company state that the price will be dependent on the size of the window being covered, with a minimum price of approximately US$300 being touted, but with free worldwide shipping. The blinds will be offered in custom sizes ranging from a minimum width of 62cm / 24.41in, up to a maximum of 260cm / 102.36in, and a maximum drop of 285cm / 112.1in.
the blinds motor is battery powered, is charged via a micro-USB port and cable (no USB-C…) and will take six hours for a full charge. The fully charged battery will last one year on average, with an estimated battery life of 300 charges before needing a replacement.
Whilst Thread has been pushed as the connection protocol for this product, it should be noted that currently, the company’s website states that Bluetooth is used, although, in fairness, thread-based devices do use Bluetooth chips capable of Thread as a backup protocol if Thread is unavailable for whatever reason.
The company are currently offering a 15% discount off their order when you sign up and place an order via the company website.