How amazing would it be if without even saying a word, or picking up your smart phone, you could remotely control certain aspects of your life?
Well, you’re in luck then.
Nowadays with the progression of modern technology, nonverbal communication too has become compatible with smart tech. Knocki, a new wireless smart home device, unlike many smart devices on the market which are controlled by verbal commands, is controlled entirely by the action of tapping or knocking. That vibration is then identified and communicated over WiFi to complete the coveted command – without you ever having to say a word. See, we hate to break it to you, but after reading this interview, you’ll never think of a, “Knock-Knock Joke” the same way again.
Q: First and foremost, what is a Knocki?
A: Knocki is a new wireless smart device that gives you instant control of your favorite functions from any surface. It can be placed on or under any flat surface (walls, doors, tabletops etc.), to make the surface respond to knocks or taps that can control other connected devices. There is no other smart home device like it.
Q: How does this smart device work with the simple action of knocking?
We use accelerometers to detect vibration on the surface. Our team has developed the algorithms that identify deliberate knocks or taps, from other vibrations on the surface. We have 4 patents pending in regards to this technology. Once a knock gesture is recognized Knocki communicates through the WiFi network in the house to actuate the desired command.
Q: What are some of the different capabilities you can program into Knocki?
A: The possibilities are endless, but here are just a few ideas:
Stick Knocki on your front door and receive an instant text message if someone knocks the door. Knock twice on a wall to ring your lost phone. Tap on your nightstand to turn off a lamp and set your alarm.
Q: Is Knocki compatible with other smart devices?
A: Knocki comes with a huge variety of automated functions that can be selected via the Smartphone app, but also works with IFTTT, Wemo, Nest, Tasker, and a growing list of 3rd party automation tools and smarthome APIs.
Q: Where can potential Knocki users go to purchase their own Knocki?
A: We are currently accepting pre-orders on our website. During our pre-order period we are offering the Knocki at a 40% discount + free shipping.