Remote control devices by knocking on tables, doors and walls. This is cooler than the Clapper.
Knocking on your living room table to switch on the TV. This is not science fiction. Knocki is a small wireless device that transforms any surface into a remote control.
Knocki is the Clapper of today. Americans have been obsessed with the Clapper in the 80s.
Knocki can do more than turn on lights. The device attaches to walls, tables, and other solid surfaces, enabling users to control a variety of WiFi connected devices just by tapping or knocking.
Unique knock patterns correspond to specific user-defined functions.
There are many uses imaginable. Texas based start-up Knocki suggests to use a Knocki attached to a front door that can send a text message if the door is knocked, even when the homeowner is away.
A Knocki placed under a table makes the entire table's surface a remote control. Two knocks can be set to activate a ring on a lost phone, or three knocks can be set to turn on a TV.
Knocki's setup is managed by smartphone app for iOS and Android.
Knocki will integrate with IFTTT, Wemo, Nest, Wink, Insteon, Philips Hue, and a growing list of other 3rd party platforms.
A Knocki unit sells for $59 (40% off) and it is available for pre-order now. There is no shipping date yet available.
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Knocki was founded by Jake Boshernitzan and Ohad Nezer. Knocki's co-founders have spent the summer of 2015 in Seed Sumo accelerator to get started.