After the Aqara E1 roller blind drive has already appeared in the app, sales in China are already starting.
Aqara E1 roller blind drive makes normal roller blinds smart
Only recently did I get to know about it messagesthat the new E1 roller blind drive from Aqara has already appeared in the German app. It can be used to retrospectively make normal blackout blinds with a chain hoist, as can be found in all hardware stores, smart. To do this, the chain is simply threaded into the drive and it can then smartly open and close the roller blind or the blind. Integration in HomeKit is also possible, but requires coupling with an Aqara hub
The drive is equipped with a rechargeable battery and can be charged via USB-C. There are also different inserts for different chains. In Germany, the Aqara E1 roller blind drive will probably be launched this year, while sales have already started in China. In terms of price, the drive is the equivalent of just under 42 euros.