Quirky, a company known worldwide for their products created with customer submitted ideas has recently released some new smart home products. The products they are offering are continuing a trend of lower priced but effective IoT products.
First up in the relatively long list of new products is the Spotter UNIQ. The UNIQ is a modular multi-sensor WiFi connected home watch dog. You can select between six different sensors for your home monitoring needs like temp, temp and light, motion, passive infrared, accelerometer and a physical smart button that can be programmed to do a myriad of things. It comes in three colors and can be powered by either battery or power cable. Priced at $30 it could be considered a relative bargain.
Next up is Norm, Norm is a simple little device but don’t let that dissuade you. Norm is a connected thermostat in the same way a Nest is, but without the LCD screen. Norm can connect to your Wink app and can be used in conjunction with any other Wink enabled devices you might have. Quirky has the Norm priced at $80 and that makes it a compelling alternative to the Nest.
Keeping in line with the theme of home connectivity is the Quirky Tapt.Tapt is a smart wall switch that can be programmed and used to control a whole slew of wireless devices. Wireless lights? Check. Garage door? Check. Lower the blinds? Check. Tapt creates more flexibility for control within your smart home. What does that type of flexibility cost? Around $60.
How would you connect the aforementioned garage door that didn’t come connected from the factory? Well thats where the Ascend comes in. You connect the Ascend to an existing garage door opener and then to your Wink app. Voila, gone are times you wonder if you forgot to close the garage door. You can also grant access to friends and family while away from home. At $100, the Ascend almost becomes a necessity.
Another device the Ascend shares garage space with is the Overflow. The Overflow is a slick IoT water monitoring device that can be placed anywhere there could be a lot of standing water. Again, this device connects to the Wink app and is powered by batteries so it can be placed anywhere. Quirky believes flood damage prevention is worth $35.
Adding these devices to your house can mean an increased savings in electricity. One gadget that can monitor some of this usage is the Outlink. Outlink is an outlet with one regular outlet and one smart outlet. Whatever device that is plugged in to the smart outlet can be turned on or off and monitored via Wink app. The Outlink is priced at $50.
Rounding out Quirky’s list of new offerings is the Tripper. Goofy name aside, the Tripper allows the owner to monitor whatever window or door its mounted to. This is especially handy as Quirky have pointed out, for a medicine cabinet or a child’s room for curfew time. The Tripper is sold in pairs of two for $40.
For more info on these Quirky devices or to purchase, check out their website here.