Leafi Announces the Launch of Its Inaugural Smart Home Product

Leafi Announces the Launch of Its Inaugural Smart Home Product

Burnaby, British Columbia – December 18, 2023 –Leafi Home announces the official launch of its smart blinds control, Nova by Leafi, that will debut at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2024 (booth #61238) .

Nova by Leafi gives homeowners an easy-to-install and affordable device to motorize existing blinds with smart home technology. Retrofit smart blinds controls represent an underserved market with only a smattering of offerings that are either clunky, require tools/screws or tape, or are controlled via Bluetooth®. “We experienced firsthand the gap in the market,” said Will Wang, Leafi CEO and Founder, “When we went looking for a sleek, retrofit device to remotely control the blinds of our then newborn’s nursery, we found none.”  

Nova is the latest much-needed device to round out a smart home ecosystem. It is fully programmable and controlled via an app or by voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Home.   

Leafi’s team boasts almost 40 years of combined experience in hardware and software development encompassing full stack software, firmware, electronics, and mechanical engineering. “The team has designed everything from form, functionality to UX with a singular focus on the end-user,” Will Wang shared, “And, we’re thrilled to be able launch our product on the preeminent stage for technology, CES.” Nova by Leafi is available for sale ($180) and ships in spring 2024. 

Ideal For: 
  • Homeowners looking for the ultimate convenience: 
    • No more manually adjusting required
    • Full remote accessibility (via the app) with no geographical constraints 
    • Voice command control for multitasking or when hands are full 
    • Managing glare on screens (home office monitors, TVs) 
    • Fast and easy DIY installation (no tools required) 
  • Supporting independent living for individuals facing accessibility challenges e.g., physical limitations, seniors etc.  
  • Bolting on to a smart home ecosystem/connected home that allows homeowners to tailor schedules that match their lifestyles.
  • Energy conscious homeowners who want to easily program blinds to optimize passive heating and cooling.  
  • Enhancing home security; mimic live activity while away.
  • Hard to reach window blinds in high/inaccessible windows. 
  • Renters who want blind control that won’t damage walls or blinds (and they can take the device when they move out). 

Product Features: 

  • Fits all horizontal blinds with tilt wands. 
  • Cost-effective retrofit way to have motorized existing blinds. 
  • Compact wire-free design.
  • Intuitive app design (App Store or Google Play). 
  • Connects with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 
  • WiFi-enabled for control-from-anywhere convenience. 
  • No hub required. 
  • Charges with any USB-C charging cable and stays charged for up to a year.   
  • Customizable programming. 
  • Program individual or groups of windows. 
  • Require no tools, screws, or tape.
  • May be programmed to match the changing sunrise or sunset. 
  • Engineered with futureproofing in mind to ensure seamless integration with upcoming updates and advancements such as Matter compatibility and solar charging (target release Q3 2024). 
About Leafi 
Leafi Home began with a vision driven by two passionate individuals, Will and Michelle. Recognizing a distinct gap in the market, they set out on a journey to create a retrofit solution that would be both easy to install and a technological powerhouse to automate existing blinds. Their aim was simple but profound, to design a product that would make life a little bit easier. Leafi is at the beginning of its product journey and has already begun the work for rounding out its product line.  
Media Contact 
Suzie Y. Cho 
Chief Marketing Officer 
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