One day soon, we’ll be able to control just about every element of our homes from our smartphone. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign, we can add window blinds to that list. A company called Tilt My Blinds will soon let you control your existing blinds’ tilt mechanism through a smartphone app, wall switch or built-in light sensor. Automated blinds have been around for years, but what makes Tilt My Blinds cool is its technology is retrofitted onto existing blinds. Designed to work with the most popular type of blind in the world, Tilt My Blinds’ motor is installed in your blind tray, so it’s completely out of sight. Once installed, you can control the blinds through the Bluetooth-enabled app, but the most innovative option is through the built-in light sensor. Want to open your blinds at first light? Close them as the sun sets? It’s all possible. Tilt My Blinds’ Kickstarter campaign is fully funded with a few weeks still to go, with plans to ship this February.

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