Here is a nifty gadget that automates your blinds and integrates with your smart home system. The FlipFlic supports horizontal and vertical blind types. It is solar powered and uses sensors to provide automatic control. A manual mode is also available.
You can create groups and control multiple devices simultaneously. FlipFlic integrates with Bluetooth and ZigBee hubs. It can be installed without fancy tools. The product is getting funded on Kickstarter.