Withings launches Home, its most secure connected object yet

Sep 5, 2014
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This week at IFA, the Berlin consumer electronics forum that gathers top connected hardware & electronics companies each year, Withings announced the launch of its latest connected home device, Home. The startup describes home an “elegant HD camera” which can be used to livestream video to family, or keep an eye on the house while you’re not around.

In previous years, Withings had delved into that security space, with their Smart Baby Monitor; however, with the increase in competition around home-monitoring systems, this is a logical choice for the connected hardware manufacturer. Home is a big improvement to its predecessor, including air-quality sensors, sound recognition that can identify the crying of a baby, and the ability to manually turn the outer wood cover in order to cover the lens.

The design itself reminds me of Orée Design, which builds tech items with a twist, like their wooden keyboard, their marble wireless charger, and other accessories.

The price is currently set to 199€, Engadget reports, well under the nearly 400€  pricepoint of their smartwatch, which they announced this past June.