Flic is a wireless Bluetooth button. It gives you the ability to simply press a button to control the things around you. This initially sounds like a gimmick that’s a nice idea but in practice would not be used.  After using the button for a few weeks this became part of everyday use.

 

Specifications

  • Size: 28mm diameter, 8mm height.
  • Battery: > 18 months User-replaceable CR 2016 (standard coin cell battery)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0
  • Range: 10 – 50m (30 – 150 ft)
  • Supported OS: iOS 9+, Android 4.4+, Mac OSX Sierra
  • Weather proof soft touch silicone to be used indoors or outdoors.
  • Clip-on and re-useable adhesive included.
  • Hundreds of features, new functionality added monthly.

 

The Flic has a small watch battery which advised will last for 18 months these batteries CR 2016 are easily available from Pound / euro shops. This save having to use a usb charger to charge another product. You can attach the Flic to a wall / table etc via the adhesive sticker or via the “clip” option to your belt etc.

 Setup:

Setup is easy, Download the App Flic (Flic app which is available for Android and iOS.)  then run the app enter the usual name email etc. The App has got a good rating of 4 out of 5 from 1,006 total reviews.  The app is paired with your smartphone, which can then perform a multitude of tasks. Once installed you are given 3 sets of options,You can set different functions to happen for these button commands:

  • Single press
  • Double press
  • Hold

There is a variety of option which can be set up, e.g. Uses

  • Find my phone
  • Turn off lights
  • Control my music
  • Send a text while driving, on my way home etc
  • Read incoming text android

These are  just a few of the options available

The Flic smart button is different doing the simple things well and easy. This unit is not marketed to those with a disability but they may find it very beneficial.  This Flic was set up initially to find my phone and turn on lights, changing the shortcut was easy. After a couple of weeks of use I have become used to it using in daily for variety of shortcuts. If you’re in to technology and cool new gadgets this is certainly of those. Further information available from https://flic.io/ The buttons are available to purchase directly from Flic.io and a pack of 4 buttons currently retails for $99. https://www.amazon.co.uk Flic Wireless Smart button..

Written by brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.