Now this is definitely not intended as a bash against WigWag, I really like their idea and was one of the three solutions that I considered when I researched the Home Automation world, in fact it was probably my favourite out of all of them.
I think WigWag is awesome idea and the Filament may be the first genuine competitor to Philips Hue bulbs and VERY cheap in sufficient quantities, but it all remains just that, an idea. I just went back to their forum to find out what’s going on and realised they crossed the two year anniversary since the Kickstarter campaign… two years and not a single product released whereas a LOT has changed in the field:
- Wink was born and consequently may have a shaky future.
- Revolv was born and later swallowed up by Google/Nest.
- Platforms like OnHub and Apple HomeKit were born and are starting to evolve.
- ST came out with V1 of their hub and are now on V2
I actually feel really bad for the WigWag guys who pledged on the KS campaign. The forum is literally now a thread that’s “When will I get my WigWag”. Supposedly they now have devices in beta and WigWag seemingly keeps winning awards but no one has an actual final product in their hands.
And you all thought it was painful waiting for hub V2… at least you HAD a hub V1! Let’s hope WigWag can get something out there, competition is a good thing but I can’t see me switching from ST any time soon.