The Sunflower Providing Smart Shade

The outdoor umbrella is now internet connected

ShadeCraft is a robotics and tech startup based in Los Angeles. They have come to sunny Las Vegas with a world first. This is the autonomous shade, called the Sunflower. The Sunflower is solar powered, connects to the internet and your smart home devices AND contains cameras, lighting and a bunch of other sensors.


The Sunflower is the first smart sunshade we’ve ever seen and this is just loaded with features for a first run product.

The Sunflower has…

  • Solar charging for…
  • Lights
  • Speakers for music
  • AI integration
  • Security cameras (monitor the backyard!)


  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Automatic retraction
  • Follows the sun to keep you shaded
  • App connected

It is absolutely futuristic looking, a great idea, ticks a bunch of boxes we didn’t know existed and is something we absolutely want today.


It’s beautiful, it has won a bunch of CES awards already and will hopefully be priced to sell, sell, sell.


Available in 2018 though, so stick with your dumb sunshade for now.


You may have seen Geoff on YouTube where his tech videos saw millions of views or heard him while he talks tech across the radio waves. In his day job though he is an IT manager, a lover of Formula 1, great food and wine and obviously; technology.
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