Home Depot's Wink Home Automation Lineup Includes Lights, Thermostats

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2014-07-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The dawn of the connected home is upon us, and you can dim your lights, check the level of propane in your barbecue grill or monitor the carbon monoxide levels in your house—all from half a world away. While the cost of this technology puts it somewhat out of reach for the average homeowner, Wink, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quirky, is trying to reach the masses through a partnership with Home Depot, offering a range of products that can be controlled through the Wink app or the physical Wink hub. Whether starting with one Wink-enabled product or many, the Wink app lets consumers personalize their experience to what works best for their homes. For example, a consumer can operate just one light bulb or all of the light bulbs in a particular room, or they can group the light bulbs with other products in a particular area of their homes. In addition, consumers can connect to Wink's collection of smart home products through Android Wear, which they can download from the Google Play store along with Wink's Android and iOS version.

 
 
 
  • Home Depot's Wink Home Automation Lineup Includes Lights, Thermostats

    by Nathan Eddy
    1 - Home Depot's Wink Home Automation Lineup Includes Lights, Thermostats
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    7 - Philips Hue A19 Household LED Starter Kit Comes in Colors
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    9 - Quirky Refuel Propane Tank Gauge Gives It the Gas
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    10 - Kidde Smoke Alarm Advances Fire Protection
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    11 - Rheem EcoNet Home Comfort Module Boasts WiFi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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