The Sunflower Providing Smart Shade

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.

Living in Sydney his entire life, Geoff has always had a close eye on technology. Through school and immediately after, tech held his focus. Attending University later in life, Geoff began his IT career immediately after leaving high school and has been in the industry ever since. In his spare time he launched a YouTube channel focused on consumer tech that had millions of views. This led to work on community radio talking tech every week and has now stepped him into the studios of 2GB / 4BC every Saturday helping people with tech problems and reviewing the latest gadgets.

When Geoff is looking away from the screen he can be found holding a glass of red wine, spending time with friends and/or watching the Formula 1.

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