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First Look: Wink Hub: A $49 way to connect nearly everything in your smart home

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First Look: Wink Hub: A $49 way to connect nearly everything in your smart home

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At Quirky's model smart home in New York City, we saw the Wink Hub and all the devices it works with. Here's how appliances, lights, door locks, and more connect with the Wink app, and even interact with each other.

[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Scott Stein with the Wink connected home. What does this mean? Well, smart homes are getting ever more complicated with the number of products that are out there, and the Wink hub is a new $49 product that's gonna be available at Home Depot and Amazon, that's going to access several different smart connected product networks together, and work wirelessly to knit them into one experience on a Wink app. There are gonna be hundreds of products that work, and there are six radios built into this hub. Neutron, Kitty, Z-Wave, Zigby, also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If you're into smart home, you know what that means, if you don't, well don't worry, it's meant to be simple to set up. And you can also use it to setup little chain connection things like if you open your door, something else turns on in your kitchen, maybe your oven or your lights. Something like if [INAUDIBLE] or a techie, but if you don't, they call it robot, so that all works with the Wink app. If you buy a connective product at Home Depot, they'll lower the price to 24.99. And if you buy two, they're promoting that it goes down to $0.99. So it's meant to be super affordable. And you don't have to plug it in to your router, you just keep that in the corner of your home, and it works with the wireless product that are already out there in your home, and it tells you how to set them up. They're gonna be a lot of connected products in the smart home coming soon. And a lot, of competing eco-systems potentially, and other hubs, like those from Staples. But Wink is ready to go starting July 7th. And, guess what, they're gonna work with Android Wear. There's gonna be an app. So stay tuned and see how that works. It's gonna be interesting. I'm Scott Stein, here at the Wink Model Home, in New York. [MUSIC]

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