Innovation in Motion, a Dutch startup that develops smart home products, proves to be a great success in the United States. The first product of the Amsterdam based company is Slide, a system that automatically opens your curtains. As many as one-third of the orders for this Internet of Things product is from America, but the Slide is also popular in Germany, Japan, and England.
Slide is the first affordable smart home product that lets you automatically open and close your (existing) curtains, also via a mobile app. Current automatic curtain systems have to be made-to-measure for every size of curtain rails and are therefore more expensive. Slide solves this problem, with a universal system that fits (nearly) all existing curtains. Slide also works with the popular voice assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Home, that will become available to the Netherlands later this year.