Quirky will promote its Wink sensible house tech after going bankrupt
Quirky hinted that issues weren’t going so nicely when it stopped constructing its namesake oddball devices, and it is now additional-clear that the corporate has hit a tough patch. It is submitting for chapter in a bid to get its home again so as, and the restructuring effort will embrace promoting off Wink, the agency behind its comparatively common sensible house platform. The contract manufacturing outfit Flextronics is making a “stalking horse” supply for Wink to set a baseline worth, however the hope is that one other firm will pony up a larger quantity. So how does this have an effect on you, then?
In line with the Wink group, not a lot. Units just like the Hub and Relay are nonetheless on retailer cabinets, and the corporate continues to be plugging away on new options. Your Wink-suitable mild bulbs and door locks will not out of the blue cease working. Even so, it is onerous to not be a bit nervous about Wink’s destiny. There isn’t any certainty that it will discover a rescuer prepared to look after its family know-how over the long run, not to mention give it the assets it must develop.