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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2017, 10:52:12 am »
Oh great! The one kickstarter/IndieGogo I jump in to... Thanks for the update.
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2017, 10:57:17 am »
+1 For shallowearth's comments. Ditch the solar panel and run off cable and you have a chance. Otherwise, very soso. i have one but i am not buying more.
Unfortunately, the saying 'you get what you pay for' is very true here.
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2017, 07:11:27 pm »
FYI - I would beware here a bit.  The company was running out of capital sold stopped filling backers prepaid orders and sold them on their online store (so kind of double dipping there to stay solvent).  About half their BT backers never received there Moves.  Then they turned around and starting pre selling Z-Wave.  But many original BT backers never received their units.  They keep promising they will ship them eventually.

In my opinion product is of so/so quality.  Not terrible except for the solar panel which is complete junk and won't charge the batteries.  Depending on your blinds expect to have to charge the batteries every few days to every few weeks.  I just keep mine plugged in and don't use batteries, they get more power that way.

Sounds like they need to go on Shark Tank to get some funding. So are there any other affordable alternatives out there that wont cost hundreds of dollars?

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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2017, 05:33:56 am »
Anyone in the UK thinking about getting a Move and just wants to trial it first?
I have a bluetooth version which can be used to see what you think before buying the Z-wave version.
All in as new condition.

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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2017, 03:51:33 am »
Anyone in the UK thinking about getting a Move and just wants to trial it first?
I have a bluetooth version which can be used to see what you think before buying the Z-wave version.
All in as new condition.

pm me
Wow! Can't even give it away.
No one wants it for just cost of postage?
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2017, 08:53:07 am »
*laughing* I'm not in the UK and I am waiting on 2 zwave units.
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2017, 10:12:32 am »
*laughing* I'm not in the UK and I am waiting on 2 zwave units.
I hope you have power available where you plan to use these. If so you should be fine with them.
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2017, 12:05:22 pm »
Negative on the power on one location. I'm hoping the Fla sunshine will be enough...
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2017, 01:05:18 pm »
Luck devil, British sunshine at this time of year won't.
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2017, 02:13:57 pm »
The solar panel is tiny, even in direct sunlight it does virtually nothing, I am not sure what they were thinking, it will be usable as a LUX sensor for controlling automation if they ever get arround to updaipting the app, I don't see much else use for it.  They so drastically under estimated the pull strength needed for the average blinds, that you can easy use over half your batteries in one up-down cycle, no solar panel, even a large one is going to be able to compensate for that kind of power requirement.   In contrast the MySmartBlind which I also use has a huge solar panel which works great even in the winter here in the Northwest which is amazing (it sit right behind the head rail so is barely noticeable), but the power need to tilt my Venetians is tiny so trickle charging is all I need.

If you have very cheap roller blinds that need virtually no force to move them you might get away with batteries and solar (assuming you pull the tension spring out of the head rail).


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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2017, 02:49:41 pm »
Have you interfaced your mysmart blinds with Vera or is that a wish for the future.
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2017, 08:55:39 pm »
No, no integration with Vera on the MySmartBlind, they are Bluetooth and didn't seem to have any interest in working with others.  But the room I use them in, all I needed was set time automation so Vera integration was not a priority.  They also have a little wall mounted remote that is pretty well designed (sticks to the wall with a magnet in the base plate which is cool).  Makes it easy for visitors to use, and groups my two blinds together so they open/close together (I have two blinds on a large Window).

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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2017, 07:58:43 am »
Seems like the MOVEZ is planed to be available from July -> https://www.teptron.com/page/movez-overview
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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2017, 04:24:43 am »
The solar panel is tiny, even in direct sunlight it does virtually nothing, I am not sure what they were thinking, it will be usable as a LUX sensor for controlling automation if they ever get arround to updaipting the app, I don't see much else use for it.  They so drastically under estimated the pull strength needed for the average blinds, that you can easy use over half your batteries in one up-down cycle, no solar panel, even a large one is going to be able to compensate for that kind of power requirement.   In contrast the MySmartBlind which I also use has a huge solar panel which works great even in the winter here in the Northwest which is amazing (it sit right behind the head rail so is barely noticeable), but the power need to tilt my Venetians is tiny so trickle charging is all I need.

If you have very cheap roller blinds that need virtually no force to move them you might get away with batteries and solar (assuming you pull the tension spring out of the head rail).

Apparently they are releasing a bigger solarpanel at the same time as the Movez :) Got the info from them when asking about the bad charging with the current solarpanel.

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Re: Movez - New Zwave controlled window blind controller $49
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2017, 10:46:06 am »
New update:
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We have a big announcement to make.

All units will have BOTH Z-Wave and Bluetooth!




The delay we have in bringing MOVEZ to the market is due to the fact that we are making it with two radio protocols. We figured we try to push the boundary a bit further!

We are also focused on getting MOVEZ compatible with as many HA systems as possible out of the box. For instance SmartThings and Amazon Echo. Voice control would be nice right?

With that said, we are still on target to release MOVEZ in July.




We are also developing a bigger solar panel that will be available in our web shop. This solar panel is intended for all users that will install the units in windows that do not get that much direct sunlight. It will work on both MOVE and MOVEZ.
Again we like to thank all backers for the support and the feedback we have received.


We are constantly striving towards keeping a dialog with all customers but with the ever increasing number we feel it is harder and harder to keep up. That is why we have started to implement a support system that soon also will be accessible through our new website. The goal is to gather all incoming messages through the different communication channels we have (facebook, google+, instagram, youtube, twitter, email and so on) in one place. This will help us answer all customers faster and more accurate. We will also start publish a lot of new user guides once the support system is up and running at our new website.

Thank you!