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Installing the Greatest Piece of Smart Home Tech Yet

Within the last year, Ryan invested in an Indiegogo campaign for SUNSA wands. The idea behind the device is to retrofit your analog blinds with connected technology to automate them. This past week, they arrived and after having had them for a few days, they are indeed glorious. Like most things that are new to market and innovation, they have some quirks and bugs; but the company has been exceptional at making the edits and changes pretty quickly. Check out the unboxing here: To get your own check out the SUNSA website here. (We haven't received anything in turn for our videos or this article, this is just a really cool product that we're excited about) If you happen to get one (or a few) we made a set-up and installation video with a few tips and tricks we realized along the way. You can check that out here.
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