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The Motorized Shades of the Month for November 2015 is...
Hunter Douglas Pirouette PowerView!
2 way feedback
3rd party integration (control4/élan/savant) rs232 connection
Small edge ("light") gaps
Elegant and simple fabrics
5 year warranty motor/lifetime on fabric and components
Simple AA batteries
Room darkening or light filtering
Available DC power adapter and cord
Can be hard wired for low voltage electrical systems
10-40% higher priced than Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades
Separate battery pack (attaches to the back of the shade)
The Pirouette is Hunter Douglas' newest flagship product. With its unique look it can be used in both traditional and modern decor. The Pirouette features Hunter Douglas' proprietary PowerView motorization. They have completely revamped their motorization for 2015 Replacing the Platinum motorization technology, PowerView has a host of upgrades that put them over the top as far as motorized and automated shades go. PowerView eliminates the infrared signal and only broadcasts their proprietary radio frequency signal. The new motors are quieter than most and even provide battery life feedback when connected to the PowerView Hub. As of today, there isn't another battery powered shade that does this. The Pirouette connects to Hunter Douglas' PowerView Hub for simple smartphone or tablet control. The PowerView App works on both Apple and Android platforms. You may use your shades on a local network or access them remotely for out of town use. If you choose to only use a remote, the Pebble remote is the nicest most stylish available on the market. Battery replacement is a snap with a removable battery wand loaded with 12 AA batteries. These shades are perfect for golf course views, waterfront views, golf courses, and home theaters. The only real con is the price. They are expensive, but what high quality, American crafted, technologically superior product isn't? As with many other products out there, with the Hunter Douglas Pirouette you get what you pay for!