Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IMJennW Replace Light Filtering cordless with these!
I waited years for RediShade to come out with a BlackOut verison of their white fabric room darkening cordless blinds which I've had for about 5 years. So I was thrilled to see the blackout version. These are about $10 more then their other version and don't have the button to make the cord retract. They definitely do the trick for keeping room dark (even dog sleeps in now!) although as can see in pic some light will get through bottom as can't pull them flush like their older model since bottom is thicker and different cord design. 1 of the 3 I installed right away had issue with retracting well and 1 cord is tighter as left side hangs lower when retract. For installation, so long as you have a sharp knife want to throw away after (as it will totally dull it), these trim to size ok with some elbow grease. It takes some geting used to not having the retracting button of older model as these you just lift up slowly and wait for the shade to retract upon itself. So far, the install tape is holding great whereas their older model, I eventually had to add nails too (but those lasted many years too). Biggest complaint I have is, these don't come with side trims plugs (like old model did) so can see where you cut it and considering cost more wil contact manufacturer to see why they no longer have the 'trim' included. Also the bottom part of these is thicker then older model so hard to get flush vs. their other version with button could get to rest right on window sill.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DogMom2 Love these shades!
Easy to hang, look very nice & block out the light. No issues with shades. They pull down & retract as they should. Not high end, but good value for the ease of hanging.
A little tricky to cut - make sure you have a very sharp knife & measure correctly, as it's next to impossible to trim once cut!
The first 2 online purchases were from a bigger retailer - unfortunately the packaging was terrible & had to return them twice due to severe damage. Pricing was the same.
Rather than be disappointed a 3rd time, I decided to try Home Depot online. What a difference - packaging was excellent and the shades were in perfect condition!!
I will be back for future purchases! Thank you!
May 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 123456789 You Get What You Pay For
There is a reason similar blinds can cost twice as much! The cut to fit feature was nice, and easy enough with a sharp knife. The blackout feature works well. If you're looking for an occasional use blind, this one might fit the bill. Otherwise, aim a little higher.
After one use they didn't stay up all the way, nor do they stay down--they "bounce back" about 4 inches when you pull them down. Although the material blacks out nicely, it feels cheap. Overall we were not satisfied with these blinds for use in our living room, and would not recommend them.
March 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by landlord hung in bedroom window
pricey compared to other cellular shades, but blackouts, and hung in our master bedroom. (at rental investment property). it is cordless, and that is a big PLUS.
would buy again, but wait for it on sale.
we did have to cut it to size, so be aware when ordering online, ask for inside mount (or specify this when ordering)
July 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cslater Doesn't darken room
These shades, while easy to install, seem to be thin material. Also, I bought them to "blackout" the morning sun, but where the string goes through the material to raise and lower the shade is full of holes which let in tons of light. Not worth the money. Buy traditional roller shades instead.
May 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ellie Excellent Black Out Shades
These shades are everything stated they would be.
Excellent room black out. Easy to install. No cords, easy up and down. Great price. Totally recommend.
June 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RCMEBA Worked exactly as I expected.
Eassy to use. Very pleased with the double sticky pad to apply the product to the window.
December 4, 2012