Gadget of the Week – Wink Relay
Published on June 22, 2015
Your home is about to get a whole lot smarter, thanks to Wink Relay - a wireless touchscreen controller paired with an app that links to all of your favorite smart products. This nifty gadget provides a digital upgrade to the light switch with a bevy of built-in customizations.
Wink Relay comes with sensors that monitor proximity, temperature, and humidity in its surrounding environment. You can use this information to customize Wink Relay's two "smart buttons" that can be customized to your desires, maybe serving as light switches alone, or instead serving to power other smart products on and off.
The built-in app effectively eliminates the need for pulling out your smartphone to turn on a lightswitch (which has been a definite drawback to other smart switches in the past).
Wi-fi capabilities power this device, allowing digital communication between smart devices (and, of course, your smartphone.)