Are you curious about Wink? On June 11 it started selling its Relay switch, a light switch that contains a screen and two soft programmable switches for $99 each. Two cost $149 and also double as an intercom. So we talked to Nathan Smith, Wink’s co-founder and CTO, about what happened to bring Wink out back into the game and what to expect next.
Kevin Tofel and I also discussed another Wi-Fi light switch from Plum as part of a discussion on switches and a home without hubs. Before we got there we cover Amazon’s makeover of the Alexa App to highlight Skills, the new Dash buttons and an update on Wi-Fi. Just for fun, I covered my doorbell review that ran in the Wirecutter.
Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guest: Nathan Smith of Wink
Sponsor: Ayla Networks
- Alexa’s new skills
- Here come new Wi-Fi light switches
- Wi-Fi is getting better!
- What belongs on a glanceable interface?
- Some fun Wink robots for y’all
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2 thoughts on “Episode 65: All about Wink and Alexa’s new Skills”
Another excellent podcast, however the release date was a little unfortunate, as the Wink Relay 2/$149 deal has already ended. Any chance at all that Matt and team could provide the IoT fans a promo code? Wishful thinking, but it’s worth a try. ????
It was a promo price, but as of later today (Friday) it will be available on the Wink web site as a standard price.