I recently purchased my first Wyze products, the Wyze Color bulbs (13w) 4-pack. I had tried many other options previously but the CRI on most are pretty low. I’m very happy with the high CRI on these bulbs and might even get more to replace ALL the smart bulbs in my house. That said…
I’ve been a member of BetaBound for many years and taken part in many, many tests for them. I have previously done QA and hardware testing for the likes of Microsoft (do any of you remember the MSNTV set top internet box with the dial-up modem? And the Zune HD players), some big name mobile phone makers that I can’t name, GE Cync and more. My profiles on centercode are widespread and distinguished.
I’ve been applying for Wyze projects for, at I’d say over a year now, and always get the email that I wasn’t selected. I do appreciate that you guys send those emails out as most don’t. But I’m wondering how much selection is affected by whether or not the applicant is a Wyze customer. There are only a few options a person can add as a test platform (centercode users know what this is) and none of them ask about Wyze products ownership. But many of the surveys do ask to indicate if or what Wyze cameras are owned. I’m wondering if owning a Wyze cam is preferential? I’ve certainly heard good things about Wyze cameras but have not used one myself. I have a Yi Home 1080p that I got just for hacking with custom firmware, several Blink cams, and a Vimtag that I love. But I’m looking to replace my 1080p cameras because, well, I’d like to know more than whether it’s a light or dark object moving past
Maybe it’s just that my ego is hurt a little (Wyze is the only centercode project who has never selected me!) But I’m wondering if Wyze is preferential to people who already own Wyze cams? Ive been lucky enough to make informed decisions on almost all my smart home products purchases due to experiences with products I’ve tested. So I’m just looking for maybe a little insight from Wyze themselves on whether the selection process is entirely random amongst all candidates who meet the requirements or if there’s anything that might increase my chances? I always appreciate the “rewards” provided from various test projects but what I like most is the opportunity to uncover minor and sometimes major glitches. One in particular I’m proud of discovering for an unnamed company is the camera’s inability to scan QR code for setup that only affected some customers, was entirely due to the screen refresh rate on their phones. The camera couldn’t capture the QR code cleanly because the refresh rate could never sync with the camera.
Anyway, I’ll see myself out now thanks in advance Wyze