If you like the idea of unlatching yourself from your phone when you’re home, yet still having control over your connected tech, keep an eye out for the Wink Relay Smart Home Controller.
The goal is to replace a light switch on your wall and keep your phone in your pocket, as Relay lets you control and monitor all of your connected devices. The 4.3-inch multi-touch screen runs a custom version of the Wink app, and with it you can wield your remote wizardry over lights, locks, cameras, thermostats, smoke detectors, and other Wink-certified smart products. Temperature, humidity, and proximity sensors are also built-in, as are two mechanical switches that can be customized to quickly turn smart products on or off. Microphone and speaker functionality is on the way. The Relay hasn’t been released yet, but you can book one now for $300 on Amazon. [Purchase]
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