DIY Digital Shades

SONTE film is a digital shade product that can go from clear to solid when an electric current is applied through it. Designed for do-it-yourself installations the thin film can be cut to specific window sizes and applied by hand to add some privacy, provide energy savings/UV protection from the sun, and even become an on demand projector display screen for your home or office.

Levels of privacy for the shades can be managed via your smartphone, a WiFi transformer, and a few connector cables. The film sheets can be daisy chained together for larger windows and rooms, but at the moment the team is only selling the material in 1 x 1 meter segments.

Once installed the shades run a current of 0.05 amperes per square meter and use less than 5 watts per square meter of power. At the moment the product is still on the expensive side but you can easily see a future where your windows are adapting to occupancy levels producing energy and cost savings for homes.

WiFi Shades by SONTE Film
WiFi Shades by SONTE Film for smartphones

More details about the SONTE film can be found at: or you can see the film in action in the video embedded below.

Additional: Kickstarter Page, Engadget, Entrepreneur, CNET

Via: Kickstarter