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The Sunsa Wand Makes Your Blinds Smart


Blinds Can Make A House

Houses may come in different shapes and square foot sizes, but one thing they share in common is that they have windows. And most windows require something to keep the light out from entering, whether that is harsh sunlight or a desire for privacy. So a whole industry has grown around the need for covering up windows — the result being that there are any number of shades and blinds and other different systems to be found. But blinds are one of the most common and they also are preferable for those who have issues with their hands: having to pull a cord to raise/lower a blind may not sound complicated, but it’s a fact that it can be problematic for those with arthritis as well as seniors who no longer have upper body strength. Additionally the string that blinds use can get caught in the mechanism that is at the top of the window. So based on that it would seem obvious that blinds would make for a better choice. But isn’t there a similar problem here, you say? After all a blind requires a person to turn a wand that opens/closes the slats that comprise the blind, and that wand rotation isn’t going to be easy or comfortable for those with hand issues, like those mentioned above. That is true, sure, should a person have to be the one that is twisting the wand. But what if the wand could twist itself when the person wanted it to? And not because there was demonic possession or hundreds of dollars in technology being invested in the blinds? That’s a working idea that makes the Sunsa Wand a viable choice.


How A Wand Works

The Sunsa Wand resembles the wand that is commonly found attached to the side of the blinds that is covering a glass window or door. To put things into perspective, the wand that comes with the blinds isn’t fancy or “techy” at all; it’s basically a piece of plastic shaped like a rod that hangs down from the side of the blinds. As to how it attaches to the blilnds, at the top of the wand is a section that hooks into a section at the top of the blinds and which the blinds are connected to. So all you do is rotate the wand to cause the mechanism found there to make the slats rotate one way or the other. Go one way and they rotate open and go the other way and they rotate closed. Simple enough. But again there needs to be a person working the wand to make this happen.

Except the Sunsa Wand does all this for you. It’s not a solid rod, because it has tech inside as well as sensors and a motor mechanism built in and runs on four “AA” batteries with enough power for the motor for about a year’s worth of operation. You first insert the batteries into it, place it to the side and then remove the wand it will replace (getting on a stepper or ladder depending on the height. Of course if the window is a high one, you need to be careful and get help if it feels a bit difficult to do. Safety first at all times, right? This all works with mini blinds and vertical or horizontal blinds.

Prior to attaching the wand, you’ll have already assessed the type of tip needed and attached the new one provided in position at the top of the wand. You’ll also need to attach a wand adapter to keep the wand in the correct orientation and from hitting against the blinds — all of this info is provided in the free app that provides step by step directions so don’t freak out.


How This Wand Works

Now the fun starts. You want to open the slats because they’re closed and some sunlight coming in from the backyard through the window would be nice. Instead of having to grasp the wand and turn/twirl it to open the slats, you go to your phone — which of course you have with you all the time because who doesn’t? — and go to the iOS/Android app (initial connection via Bluetooth to then connect to your home wireless (WiFI) network)

You then tell the Sunsa wand to open the slats and it does. Later if you want you can tell it to close the slats. And yes you can create automatic schedules so that the bllinds can be affected during the time desired because of the temperature and light sensor built in. And yes it works with multiple wands (each given its own unique name), plus there’s voice control via Google d Alexa.


No Waving This Wand

Now that is about all you can do but that is all you need to do. For sure you can do this while out and about, or while sitting in your home office or den or at the kitchen table. Because you don’t have to get up and physically make the slats follow your command via the wand, you’re more likely to keep your home from looking like the interior of the Addams Family — lighting wise. Here in California mostly sun all the time, even during winter but other parts of the country have a desire to let light in through the window all year round too.

And for those finding batteries offensive, there’s a wall outlet power adapter and a solar one available as optional accessories. Plus some firmware updates in the planning stage. So yes what the Sunsa wand does is simple but it does it well and that’s the way it should be. For further details go to

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