If you are actively involved in the smart home world, you may have come across the name Flic. The young start-up has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign and has been successful with its smart buttons for some time. From Tuesday, you will be able to support the company’s next product – again on Kickstarter.
Flic Twist provides these exciting advantages
The Flic Twist, as the upcoming product is called, could be really interesting for us Philips Hue users – and for several reasons.
First of all, the Flic Twist can be used flexibly. The connection to the Smart Home is established via a separate hub, and thanks to the energy-saving wireless technology, the rotatable switch will last for two years with two AAA batteries. It can be easily attached to the wall or smooth surfaces with screws or adhesive tape.
Flic already offers a direct connection via the Philips Hue API. This means: The accessory is not directly paired with the Hue app and does not occupy any space on the bridge. Instead, the configuration runs via the Flic app. Here, however, you also have the option of using a Flic Twist to control not only Hue lamps but also other smart home devices.
“Users can interact with Flic Twist in two basic ways; either by pushing the button in the middle or by rotating the dial. For even more possibilities, users can push and hold the button while rotating the dial,” shares the development team around how it works.
I will certainly find out for you exactly what possibilities there will be with Philips Hue and the new rotary technology. However, a little patience is still required: delivery is not scheduled until June 2022 after successful crowdfunding.
The Kickstarter campaign starts on 2 November at 18:00 German time and there will again be some exciting Early Bird offers. For example, you can get two Flic Twist for 109 euros. For a short time only, you can get three Flic Twist and two Flic Button together with the Flic Hub for 169 euros. On the Kickstarter page you can also find all the other important information and supported manufacturers – Alexa, HomeKit and later Matter are also on board.