Smart Blinds product

Just saw this product; currently on Kickstarter. What do you guys think? Seems like a nice feature set. Wonder how well it would work.

Yeah… can see that being a long term failure. The motor may work out but it has no forced traction so if you have heavy curtains, it’s not going to do a very good job. I also can’t see it doing well on anything BUT that rod they show. Again, no way to force it to engage with the rod and stay in contact with it. Wouldn’t be on my shopping list

I have some Luxaflex blackout shades with Qmotion motors that I can use via Control4 and Alexa. They are Zigbee and battery powered but there is a version with a PSU. Very quiet but quite expensive.

How long do the batteries last on that setup?