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With Knocki You Can Make Any Surface Smart Enough To Respond To Taps

Question asked by Satya Swaroop Dash in #Coffee Room on May 18, 2016
Satya Swaroop Dash
Satya Swaroop Dash · May 18, 2016
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Controlling smart devices in your home has now become a mess. You have to open the companion app of every smart device you use when you want to control it. There are automation systems like Amazon’s Alexa but it is prone to misunderstand what you say and do something else. Some folks from America have found the answer to this problem by making their device respond to knocking gestures rather than using voice which is prone to failures. Meet, Knocki, a small white wireless device that can sit or be mounted on any smooth surface to transform it into a smart remote for controlling your home devices.

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So how does Knocki work? The makers of Knocki have invented a patent pending technology called SurfaceLink that is installed on Knocki to pick up taps that you make on the installed surface whether it’s a wall, table top or door. To get things started, you have to fire up the companion Android or iOS app and configure the tap sequence to do a particular task. Tap sequences can range from simple single taps to multiple taps to a combination of taps. Then you can assign a tap sequence to do a particular task. The team at Knocki say the possibilities are infinite and give us a taste of what Knocki can do. You can use Knocki to turn your lights and fans on and off. You can control your climate control device, play music from your smartphone and set alarm and hit snooze. The most important aspect of Knocki is how it serves as a security device. If you have Knocki installed on your door and paired it with your home security system then you will be able to knock your way into your home by tapping the set password knock sequence. You can activate your security alarm and know if the door is opened. You can use Knocki to send pre-programmed alerts or texts to your family members to let them know you are leaving or have reached home.

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Since Knocki is a battery-powered device you will love to know that it isn’t recharged with the help of AC power which means you get rid of the pesky wires. The Knocki is powered by AAA batteries that can last for 12 months. Knocki is now on Kickstarter to garner funds to begin mass production. Within a day of its launch it has managed to secure funds of $221,690 against its pledged goal of $35,000. You can get one for $69 by being an early bird donor or else you have to pay the retail price of $100 when it debuts in December 2016.

Source: Kickstarter via The Verge Posted in: #Coffee Room

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