Wink, purveyor of smart home hardware, recently debuted their Wink Hub 2 device. This blog entry digs deeper into the features and benefits of this new system. I’ll also talk about how having a splintered system (in this case HomeKit, and Wink) can actually work just great, even with your Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Let’s see how it all comes together!
In my second large installment of home automation, testing continues on finding the perfect balance between reliability and user interface. Mixing a wide variety of devices on multiple platforms I continued to seek the best aggregating hub on the market today. Can we finally call someone the winner, or is this still a work in progress? My testing this time around included the new Wink Relay, putting that to the test with the Wink Hub versus Staples Connect’s new D-Link Hub. Also deeper testing was performed on the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge. And finally, I added some new hardware such as the Schlage Connect door locks, flood and tamper sensors from Aeotec and Fibaro, and more!