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wink has been sold - again

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wink has been sold - again
« on: July 28, 2017, 07:13:57 am »
Wink — the smart home hub and platform originally incubated inside the failed connected object maker Quirky, and then acquired by Flextronics (now known as Flex) as part-payment for Quirky’s debts — has moved on to its third owner., the “lifestyle technology company” owned by musician and entrepreneur, has acquired the company for an undisclosed sum.

might be time to switch to another hub.   the has no real experience.

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Re: wink has been sold - again
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 07:47:04 am »
I don't think the author of that article has any real experience either- Wink is nothing like an Echo or GH.

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Re: wink has been sold - again
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 10:17:21 am »
Wink has been doomed since Flex took over.

Flex had already been manufacturing Wink’s hardware — which includes a smart home hub (similar to Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home hub) and a touchscreen home controller that link up your various connected objects in your home, from light bulbs to music to apps.

I don't know why TechCrunch would make a comparison between a smart home hub and an Amazon Echo. That's like saying a cow rancher manufactures genuine leather (similar to Ford's Mustang or Chevy's Corvette). That just makes one wonder what credibility TechCrunch has.

Re: wink has been sold - again
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 03:38:21 pm »
whether you agree or not, wink is a smart home assistance just without a voice.   It does a whole lot more than just run your smart lights.    Have you actually look at the list of devices compatible with it?   

I am just worry that with their new owners history (smarflowerch failure) it could go downhill quick.