Flic creates a shortcut to your favorite actions on your smartphone
Though it appears to be nothing more than a pleasant-looking button, Flic can actually be set to make your life simpler. Known as a smart button, it can do pretty much anything you want it to do (within reason) on a daily basis, such as snapping photos, playing music, and snoozing your alarm.
Flic comes in a variety of colors.
Because it can stick to various surfaces, including those outside, Flic can be a part of so many things. Once set up via the accompanying app, which works with both iOS and Android, each button can be set to execute three actions — one by clicking, another by double-clicking, and another by pressing and holding. The buttons connect to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth Low-energy and have a range of up to 150 feet.
Smaller than a quarter, Flic is housed in a silicon mold and can withstand outdoor environments and dust. It also comes with a reusable double-sided adhesive, which can easily be cleaned if it gets dirty.
There are many potential uses for Flic, like controlling smart features in your home, including lighting, device power, and unlocking doors. It can even help you find a misplaced phone or use speed dial to contact a family member or friend (or to order some pizza).
The button will retail for about $35, although backers of its Indiegogo campaign will get some at a discounted price. Also available is a $10 Flic Clip, which turns the smart button into a wearable device. Shipments are scheduled to begin this coming March.
Written for Electronic Products.