February 28, 2018 10: 39 AM Published by Barbara Nelson

Using Bluetooth for Wi-Fi Onboarding

At Cirrent, we work with a ton of WiFi connected products. In this experience, we see how a lot of companies approach Wi-Fi Onboarding. We’ve discussed..

Read More
August 08, 2017 09: 55 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Guide to Great Connected Product Reviews

For every product that I buy, I will spend between 15 minutes and an hour reading online reviews. Whether it’s for a bag, a TV, a pair of sunglasses, a..

Read More
July 26, 2017 07: 34 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Out-of-Box Experience: No Second Chance to Make a First Impression

First impressions matter. There are thousands of articles that talk about how much they matter -  with clients, with new friends, at work, with your..

Read More
July 10, 2017 12: 18 PM Published by Rob Conant

Ten Years Later: How the iPhone Changed User Expectations

 Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and for those of you (like me) who had a Palm Treo, it was a breakthrough.  Jobs summed it up quite..

Read More
June 20, 2017 03: 01 PM Published by Samantha Wheatley

How Does NPS Affect Market Penetration of Connected Products?

Making better products drives revenue.  It seems obvious, yet so many connected product companies make mistakes when it comes to launching a product...

Read More
June 13, 2017 09: 35 AM Published by Tom Foster

The Dream (or Nightmare) of the Connected Home

The Dream

Imagine all the tasks that you must do to keep your house (and life) running: Washing, drying and folding laundry, pressing fresh juice,..

Read More
June 06, 2017 09: 12 AM Published by Barbara Nelson

The Challenges of Soft AP: What Goes Wrong and Why

Billions of browserless Wi-Fi products are shipped every year, and many force users to use Wi-Fi Soft AP to get the products connected to the internet...

Read More
May 26, 2017 04: 49 PM Published by Rob Conant

Wi-Fi, Connectivity, and High-Speed Data in the Connected Home

We at the Cirrent team spent much of this week at the Parks Connections Conference in San Francisco.  The conference pulled in an incredible group of..

Read More
May 11, 2017 02: 28 PM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Amazon Echo Look: Harbinger of (Internet of) Things to Come

Amazon recently announced it’s latest product: the Echo Look.  It’s essentially an Amazon Echo with a built-in camera. With the Echo Look, you can take..

Read More
May 05, 2017 10: 56 AM Published by Rob Conant

Comcast Launches xFi with ZipKey

Over the past 20 years internet service evolved from Coax to ethernet to Wi-Fi.  Today Comcast announced xFi with ZipKey®, extending internet service..

Read More