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Review: SwitchBot Curtain


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Here is our review of the SwitchBot Curtain.

SwitchBot Curtain is a small wireless robot that makes any curtains motorized and smart with a 30-second installation. After attaching to your curtain, you can then open and close your curtain with your smartphone. Or, just set a schedule to automatically open or close the curtain.

No matter it is Rod, U Rail track, or I Rail track, SwitchBot Curtain can always fit. Make sure you select the right type and measure the dimensions of your curtain rails, so it can work smoothly on your curtains.

What’s in the box?

The box contains the SmartBot Curtain body and hook pair and top lid, USB-C charging cable, rod connector, plastic strip and clips, plus some instructions.

A Closer Look

Setting up the SwitchBot Curtain

Download the SwitchBot app and follow the instructions to both install and configure the Curtain.

The Optional SwitchBot Solar Panel

Final Thoughts

The most important thing you need to do when getting the SwitchBot Curtain is to make sure that you buy the correct one for the type of curtain type you have. The versions are Rod, U Rail and I Rail and each one is different. There are also white and black versions so make sure to get the one that fits in best for you.

Fitting the SwitchBot Curtain was very simple – it took less than a minute. Everything you need is included in the box for your type of curtains. Just download the app and follow the instructions. As part of the configuration process the app gets you to move the device to the left then to the right and does various configuration test. These are really simple and only take a few minutes, then you are ready to use it.

There are different ways of having the device open your curtains – you can use the app to move it left or right, use the app to fully open or close the curtains, set up a schedule so that at certain times of the day selected sequences happen, you can open or close the curtains when the device detects movement on the curtains or you can have it open when the device detects sunlight. There are so many options for you to choose from, however you want to use it will be easy.

The battery lasts for around 8 months depending the number of times per day it’s used, however you can also fit the optional Solar Panel which just fits on the back of the SwitchBot Curtain meaning you will never have to charge the battery again (assuming it gets sunlight).

Over the SwitchBot Curtain is a great gadget for opening and closing your curtains without the need for doing it yourself. Sometimes at the end of a long day, or first thing in the morning, who wants to be bothered doing that – well now you can have it done for you.

The SwitchBot Curtain is available now priced around £55 for a single unit, £106 for a starter pack (which includes two units) and £197 for a home pack (which includes four units). The type of curtain you have also affects the price. The SwitchBot Solar Panel is also available now priced around £17.

You can learn more from the SwitchBot website.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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