Forget your smartphone or remote. Using Knocki, you can turns any surface into a remote control that allows you to control numerous smart devices in your smart home. Cool? Let’s keep going.
The Knocki is an innovative and practical small wireless device designed to offer us a more simple way to control those smart devices at home. As we can see from the images, the Knocki shows off an elegant and minimalistic design that enables it to blend well with different styles of interior decoration, and the compact appearance allows you to easily attach it to any surface in your house such as a wall, a table, and more.
Using its patent-pending SurfaceLink technology, included custom removable 3M tape and optional screw-fastener mounting, the wireless device can be firmly attached to a surface, and built-in WiFi allows it to join in your local network and communicate with your smart home devices. Using its built-in non-acoustic sensor technology, Knocki has the ability to detect gentle surface gestures even a distance away, so you can easily control your smart devices by taps or knocks on a surface such as turning on a light, brewing coffee, finding your phone, controlling music playback, raising/ lowering blinds and more.
Knocki’s companion app works with iOS and Android devices and it stores up to 10 gestures, and the wireless device supports IFTTT, SmartThings, WeMo and many platforms. In addition, the Knocki is powered by four AAA batteries which offers over 12 months of battery life.
The crowdfunding campaign for Knocki is on going on Kickstarter. You can pledge $69 to preorder the wireless controller. It will be shipped in December this year.